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Drone + Airport ≠ Mix

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

You wish to fly your unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, aka drone) within a 5 mile radius of an airport with a control tower? Be sure to call the airport...

Lines, Areas, and Volumes, oh my!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs, especially for recovering the exact positions of surface points. Using unmanned...

FAA Authorizes Sierra Pro Aerial Imaging for Night Operations

Thursday, December 22, 2016

We are excited to announce that the FAA has approved Sierra Pro Aerial Imaging to conduct flight operations at night. They have granted us a Certificate...

FAA Advisory on Expected GPS Unreliability and Unavailability

Thursday, December 8, 2016

We received this email this morning from the FAA:

Flight Advisory GPS Interference Testing December 11–19, 2016 Las Vegas, NV.Notice Number:...

OIG Audit of the FAA on UAS Oversight

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportations' Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the FAA's oversight on the integration of unmanned aerial...

DoD GPS Testing Prevents UAV Mission

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Imagine you have a client needing you to conduct a mapping survey of a parcel. Or you yourself are an architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) firm...

Chip Allen Architectural Images

Friday, December 2, 2016

Sierra Pro Aerial Imaging is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Chip Allen Architectural Images.  Chip Allen provides stunning professional...

Breaking The Law

Friday, September 23, 2016

The FAA considers the person who operates a drone (aka remote controlled aircraft or unmanned aircraft system (UAS)) as a "pilot in command." Title 14...

New Remote Pilot Airman Certifcation

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

To operate legally, unmanned aerial system (UAS, aka drone) pilots who fly for the furtherance of a business (non-recreational), are required to have...

Filming Over State Property

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

This was a good learning experience to understand the process required to conduct aerial filming over state property in California. Highlights include: