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Industrial Inspection

UAV RISK Mitigation

There are three aspects within a business which enable companies to control risks. The equipment that is used, the staff that are employed and the procedures that are followed. Using poor quality or badly maintained equipment can lead to malfunction. Poorly trained or unfit staff will be less able to operate equipment safely. And badly thought out procedures will lead to errors being made.
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Key Risks in UAV Operation

Below is a list of key risks which has been compiled over many years of piloting of which a large proportion have been in and around Miami, Florida. Some of these may be obvious but others less. Read more

The Drone ‘Bubble’ - How to survive in a competitive market

The latest number of FAA certified pilots for commercial purposes currently stands at almost 40.000 with an estimated 1000 new pilots per month adding to the list.
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AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference - Atlanta 2015

Kicking off each day at the show was a General Session moderated by Colin Guinn, chief revenue officer, 3D Robotics. Colin joined 3D Robotics in 2014 after co-founding and serving as CEO of DJI North America. Read more

FINALLY SMALL UAS RULES WOULD ALLOW COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has released a proposed rule for small unmanned aircraft systems that would allow “low-risk” small UAS that weigh less than 55 pounds to be used for commercial purposes. Read more

Spelunking in Corvette Cavern

On Wednesday 2.12.2014, a 40-foot-wide, 30-foot-deep sinkhole opened up at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. Eight Corvettes fell into the hole. To explore the pit, the University of Western Kentucky’s engineering department wisely sent in a drone instead of a human. Read more

October 8, 20134 years ago

Aerial - Potassium mine in Menteroda, Thueringen, Germany

More than a hundred years, the potassium salt fertilizer production in the “Nordthüringer” basin existed. As a result, huge saline tailings, on the one shaped the landscape and on the other polluted the surrounding rivers damaging to the environment emerged. In 1991 came the end for the 1,600 employees of the potassium salt mine and it was time to deal with the contamination and waste. Read more

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How I Accidentally Kickstarted the Domestic Drone Boom

By Chris Anderson

At last year’s Paris Air Show, some of the hottest aircraft were the autonomous unmanned helicopters—a few of them small enough to carry in one hand—that would allow military buyers to put a camera in the sky anywhere, anytime. Manufactured by major defense contractors, and ranging in design from a single-bladed camcopter to four-bladed multicopters, these drones were being sold as the future of warfare at prices in the tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read more

April 10, 20125 years ago

Property damage ligitation, Insurance claims and Inspection

Onsite property damage evaluation
South Florida, especially Miami and the Keys are known to be hit frequently by natural disasters like Hurricans and flooding. After the catastrophe hits, adjusters are on site to evaluate property damage and claims take forever to close as adjuster are cannot keep up with the immense volume. Now using close range, low altitude unmanned Drones Read more