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Commercial Drone Training June 20, 2017

Commercial Drone Training Many businesses have recognized or are considering the value of adding sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) “drones” to their company.   Drones have been used in Real Estate for several years now, but this technology is branching out in all directions.  From constriction and agriculture to inspection and research, drones are becoming one of the most valuable tools in many companies arsenal. So the question is, how do you get started?  Or if your company already has a…

Architectural Photography Using Drones June 8, 2017

Drones Add A New Perspective to Architectural Photography Architectural photography presents a building, complex or community in a visually pleasing but realistic way. The use of drones to capture imagery of these subjects adds a new perspective. Traditional architectural photography was ground based. Head on, looking up, maybe from a crane. Using a variety of perspective controls may have presented buildings in an interesting angle. However, the one truth, each image was shot from a camera rooted to the ground. Traditional methods of…

Federal Court Removes FAA Restrictions on Drones May 31, 2017

On February 1, 2016 FAA regulations took effect requiring all UAV/drones to be registered. On May 19th, 2017, a Federal Court removed FAA restrictions on drones specifically their registration, basing their decision on the 2012 FAA Modernization Act. In January of 2016 we published an article, How To Register Your Drone in 5 Clicks, detailing the registration process for owners of a drone. Aside from the mandatory registration, the original FAA regulations for drones that took effect in early 2016…

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…

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