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Autel EVO II Series

Autel EVO II or DJI Mavic 3: Which to buy?

Well, 2020 is off to a good start in terms of drone technology becoming available. Autel now has on its website the announced Evo II Series, with several options including the first 8K camera on a drone, and DJI is rumored to be announcing its latest update of the Mavic series, the Mavic 3, also […]

DJI’s SkyPixel 2020 Drone Contest Open for Entries

No matter what type of aerial photography or videography you shoot, SkyPixel’s 2020 drone contest may be a cool place to submit images, and maybe even win a new drone.  The drone photo-sharing community that is affiliated with DJI is back for its 5th year, now accepting entries into its competition.  Prizes worth over $100,000 […]

Drone NPRM Remote ID

FAA issues notice of proposed rulemaking for remote identification of drones

Possibly attempting to hide its Remote ID NPRM, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) for its previously announced Remote ID for drones.  The NPRM document that can be found here is currently unpublished, but is scheduled to be officially published on NYE, leaving the first 60 days of 2020 […]

FAA Drone Restrictions

FAA Establishes New Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and USCG Facilities

Federal security partners have “requested” that the FAA use its existing authority (under 14 CFR §99.7) to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities via temporary Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) specific flight restrictions.  You may be aware that the FAA has put in place restrictions over several facilities already, but are now […]

Remote Pilot sUAS Certificate

FAA Announces Remote Pilot (FAR 107) sUAS License Renewal Process for Commercial Drone Pilots

It may be hard to believe that nearly 2 years has gone by since the FAA started the licensing process for commercial drone (sUAS) pilots under FAR Part 107.  If you were one of the first to obtain this valuable license, it is fast approaching time to renew your license as the 24-month limit is […]

Drone Mastery Business Update (A Lot Has Happened)

Drone Mastery took some time off as it was pursuing a business relationship with another company to provide more extensive trading in various aspects within the industry, including online training and worldwide workshops.  While that relationship was under consideration, all work was suspended pending a need to rework and/or rebrand the training materials, or even […]

FAA LAANC Timeline

LAANC – Finally a Quicker Way to Obtain FAA Authorization to Fly Near Airports

LAANC (pronounced “lance”) is not a new term as it has been in the planning stages during the Fall of 2017, but what is new is that the FAA has posted a timeline for LAANC rollout to all “participating” airports throughout the US.  LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability System) rollout will occur over […]


Drone Mastery’s First Online Course Nearing Completion (Night Waiver Training)

Drone Mastery has been hard at work developing courses to assist the growing drone community. We have several courses under development currently, with more in the planning stage. Whether you are just a drone hobbyist or full time drone photographer looking at new ways to improve your skills and get paid more, we will have […]

Drone Community is Now Active!

Drone Mastery has officially launched its own Drone Community forum as previously announced.  We will probably add some more sections to the forum, but we feel its design, ease of use, and current topics provide enough of a specificity to begin discussions about just about anything in the drone industry. Take a moment to click […]





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