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Insurance Companies and Drones are a Match Made in Safety Heaven April 12, 2017

Insurance companies are taking advantage of technology in a whole new way. Insurance adjusters don’t seem like daredevils, but often an adjustor will have to climb onto roofs or into trees to inspect, and analyze, individual claims. That’s why insurance companies and drones are a match made in safety heaven. Drones are becoming important tools for many businesses including construction and real estate companies, insurance companies are also seeing the benefits of adding drones to their team. Safety Drones can…

Tigers hunt down electronic prey March 29, 2017

Nature vs technology – Guess who wins Tigers at the Siberian Tiger Park in Heilongjiang Province, China proved that they are still the predators we know them to be. A drone was flown above the tiger’s enclosure to capture some aerial footage of these beautiful creatures, however the drone didn’t stay airborne for long. The pilot seemed to be a little overconfident in their flying skills and tigers did what they do best, stalked and batted the prey out of…

Image In Flight will be Presenting at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center – Feb 2017 Member Meeting February 10, 2017

Viewpoint Photographic Center 2015 J. Street, Suite 101 Sacramento, CA 95811 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:00pm – 8:30pm Each month the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center hosts a guest speaker for their members. They speak on a variety of topics from personal photography to professional photography. Image In Flight will be presenting at the February 2017 meeting at Viewpoint about Photography with drones. Join us for a fun and informative evening as Thomas Bartlett, CEO and Pilot for Image In Flight,…

Drone Mapping in Construction January 10, 2017

In construction, efficiency is key. That is why drone mapping in construction companies is becoming a necessity. Many companies hire drones to keep their projects on track, under budget and running more efficiently. Drone flyovers show more data points which allows more communication across a construction site. So,they are the eyes and ears for your project. Quicker survey times Drones are small and agile this allows them to move across a construction site in a quick and safe manner. This…

The FAA Releases Safety Video for Drones this Holiday Season December 22, 2016

The FAA Releases Safety Video for Drones this Holiday Season The FAA just released a safety video for the holiday season. With thousands of drones expected under christmas trees this year the FAA is taking a preemptive step by releasing a safety video on their youtube channel. The video covers the basic safety steps for flying a drone: register your drone, don’t fly above crowds, don’t fly in restricted airspace or near any other aircraft and respect the privacy of…

Meet the Newest Member of the Image In Flight Team December 8, 2016

Introducing “Drone Whip” the newest member of the Image in Flight Team. Image in flight has a new member! Well a new tech member that is. Please welcome our new Dodge Pro Master City Van which will be known as “The Drone Whip”.  It was purchased this past July, and will now allow Image in Flight to work longer, and do more in a single day.   The Drone Whip was as a way to expand the geographical and technological…

Image In Flight: Sacramento Railyard 3D Modeling November 30, 2016

The most exciting and interactive way to capture your latest project is to have Image In Flight fly a mapping mission.  With a complete set of overlapping images covering an area, you can pull all sort of analytics, including 3D models.  A 3D model provides a detailed current view on your location from every angle.  It also provides the most accurate and up to date information on a project which leads to better planning. Image in Flight has been providing…

Drones and the California Rice Industry November 3, 2016

The most rewarding part of Image In Flight is the variety of companies we get to meet. Most recently I flew for the USA Rice Federation in Colusa, California. After I captured the footage of the rice harvest this October I got a brief lesson in the history of the commercial rice industry here in California. When you think about rice the first thing that pops into your head are the rice fields over in Asia, but did you know…

CNN Has a New Drone Journalism Department August 31, 2016

CNN Has a New Drone Journalism Department The media has been using drones to cover media stories since 2014 and now 2 years later we are finally seeing UAS’s take their spotlight in the journalism world. CNN announced this August that they officially have a drone journalism department. This department consists of a team of two pilots who fly UAS’s full time for CNN. These pilots and their UAS’s will cover aerial footage and images for CNN’s news team. Right…

The Truth about Drones in Construction and Infrastructure Inspection August 24, 2016

Technology in construction zones has jumped by leaps and bounds over the past few years, and one of the areas seeing the most growth is the use of drones in construction such as surveying, inspection and maintenance. That is why BZ Media LLC announced a series of examinations exploring the reality of using drones in commercial construction markets. Their most recent report “The Truth about Drones in Construction and Infrastructure Inspection” is the second in their series about commercial construction…

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