Space Station Photo Drone [VIDEO]

It may look like a fun toy, but this space ball is a serious photo and video drone! The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has for the first time disclosed images and movies taken by the JEM Internal Ball Camera called “Int-Ball”-its first camera drone that can record video while moving in space under remote control from the ground.

Int-Ball was delivered to Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” on the International Space Station by the US Dragon spacecraft launched on June 4, 2017, and is currently undergoing initial verification.

The camera can move autonomously in space and record still and moving images under remote control by the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center, and the recorded images and videos can be checked in real time by flight controllers and researchers on the ground, and then be fed back to the onboard crew. The camera adopts existing drone technology and its exterior and inner structures were all manufactured by 3D-printing. Check out the video:

Should Foreign Drones Be Banned?

A ban of drones from overseas would be one surefire way to nip 70-80% of the rogue drone problems right in the bud. Alternatively, maybe as a compromise, the Government should just reclassify any imported toy with more than two propellers and over 250 grams as an aircraft, registering and taxing accordingly. Either of those hypotheticals would undoubtedly translate into a considerable drop in flights in and around airports, prisons, or cartel drug and human smuggling use at the border.

This question has been floating around since before the DoD issued guidance to stop using DJI products. ICE published their document, and the din of ban Chinese drones (DJI) has been getting louder—and not just from those folks, but others in Federal LE circles. It is even been suggested that DHS is even considering a ban on grants for LE to buy foreign made drones!

One of the latest overt notices of trouble in paradise wasn’t from that obstreperous (or insert your own favourite descriptive superlative here), Egan guy, but U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT).

Murphy: “These Vulnerabilities Pose A Tremendous National Security Risk… And Without A Trusted Domestic Source Of Unmanned Aerial Systems, We Will Continue To Be Vulnerable.”

He fired off a pointed letter to the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, asking him to consider a ban on foreign-made drones for DoD use until the completion of further threat-assessments. Senator Murphy contends that at least three separate agencies have found that these drones pose a potential national security threat. Not sure if the three agencies mentioned includes ICE or not?? I believe DJI is still waiting for ICE to answer their request to verify the findings in the bulletin. However, we are unable to report on the status as we are still waiting for a SIPR drop here in the Breaking News Room at sUAS News North America. Even if we did, we would not be at liberty to confirm nor deny anything. As of July 3, ICE is still not commenting on what DJI is trying to debunk “as a conspiracy theory which as one Gizmodo writer alluded to, is possibly ginned up by President Trump himself!” Also, the Classified DoD reports were purportedly initiated under the last President, and I guess no one noticed that NASA hasn’t been working directly with DJI directly on #UTM.

I don’t know where the wheels came off of the dog and or pony cart, but we see the ban was watered down to COTS even though some of the OEM’s caught up in the ban are US based. Who knows if it was an overzealous PR guy calling U.S. government representatives to lament the unfairness of the “conspiracy theory” or just some PC hogwash getting in the warfighter’s way again.

The three separate agencies’ findings didn’t stop the DJI from hiring a consulting firm to investigate and produce an “independent” report that gave them the credibility boost of a Bob’s your uncle, and we all know a nod is as good as a wink to a blind bat. Who would know what questions to even investigate if you didn’t have access to the reports? We all know nobody would be stupid enough to share classified information with Chinese company representatives, right?

The “independent” findings don’t seem to have washed with many folks outside of the Best Buy flyers and paid content selfie-drone bloggers’ circles. I don’t get why calling Becky in Shenzhen to turn off the Geofencing and her sending some sort of push to your phone and drone doesn’t give folks pause. Pause or not, I think the self-funded “independent” report idea might have washed a year or so ago, but now it’s a few months late and a couple of RMB short of plausible denial.

“What if we were facing an all-out we’ve-had-it-with this selfie-droner-malarkey ban?” The whole ecosystem would probably collapse around the ears of the two or three cellphone app software engines that rely on Chinese hardware as the vessel of their existence. My guess is it would be all over except for the crying for at least 70-80% of the $82 billion forecast, depending on what scientific method they are using to shovel the bull.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m not for an all-out ban, as I think there are potential solutions to deal with the rogues. I am all for some C-UAS solutions that work. However, it should be incumbent upon the facilities manager to develop and implement a custom security plan. We may also have to get some of the FCC rules amended or changed to make it work, and time is of the essence. We must also keep in mind that there are plenty of applications for drones where folks don’t give a rat’s nest who’s watching (or allegedly watching) what. That may not factor in with the law enforcement folks that see these drones as a nuisance or security risk. However, the evidence chain of custody question is still just a sleeping dog lying on the porch.

I find it ironic that the drone shows are still working displays and expert Johnny-drone-lately panels talking about services done with DJI products that any Tom, Dick or Harriet with around $1000 can purchase and do. Services based on one OEM and a couple of mapping engines white-labelled by several other companies have failed to mint the forecasted unicorns, and I don’t know how long they can keep the interest of attendees.

You don’t need to have an MBA to understand that companies without revenue partnering with other companies without paying customers will not last long. The only thing left to do is gin up a crisis and lobby a mandate up for some regulation on the hobbyists. Then you can tell the VC folks that you need another $45 million to make the cellphone apps “scale” before they catch on that this is not the BVLOS fix. Golly, imagine if a mandate went out that required an upgrade of old drones over 250 grams or, even worse, owners would have to purchase new. You rubes in the commercial drone business may wake up one day and not have a foreign hardware OEM to turn to for making your mega-billions with, or an RC hobby if the drone advocacy groups get their way.

Silent FalconTM UAS Technologies Selected by DARPA for its SUPER – Power Beaming Demonstration Project

Silent Falcon UAS Technologies solar electric, fixed wing, long endurance, long-range Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) has been selected by DARPA as the unmanned aircraft

system for its Stand-off Ubiquitous Power/Energy Replenishment – Power Beaming Demo (SUPER PBD). SUPER PBD is an innovative project designed to prove the feasibility of recharging an electric powered UAS while in flight using a laser light source, allowing for indefinitely long flight times by using concatenated “Fly” and “Fly & Charge” cycles removing the need to land to refuel.

The Silent FalconTM UAS is uniquely suited for this important project as it is a proven solar electric powered system and the addition of the SUPER PBD capabilities builds on the established Silent FalconTM solar electric technology.

This is another important milestone for Silent FalconTM as it continues to increase the deployment of its Silent FalconTM UAS in a wide variety of commercial, public safety and military applications.

Other partners in the SUPER PBD project include Optonicus LLC (http://www.optonicus.com/),SolAero

Technologies Corporation (https://solaerotech.com/solaerotech/) and Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (http://www.ascentsolar.com/).

“We believe that this project will demonstrate that remote electric refuelling of DoD systems via high energy laser power beaming to extend mission operation time in contested and remote environments can be delivered to the warfighter in the near future”, said the project’s DARPA lead, Joseph A. Abate PhD.

“We are extremely fortunate to partner with DARPA in this first of its kind demonstration of new and innovative UAS technologies. The SUPER BPD project will set the stage for future applications of the power beaming capabilities and further demonstrates the versatility of the technology embedded in the Silent FalconTM, the only solar electric, long range, long endurance UAS”, said John W. Brown, Silent FalconTM UAS Chairman.

ABOUT SILENT FALCONTM UAS TECHNOLOGIES

Silent FalconTM UAS Technologies manufactures patent pending, state-of-the-art small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and components and sensors for the security, military and commercial markets including oil and gas and pipeline inspections, power utility inspections, large-scale agriculture, natural resource management, security/ISR, public safety, and mapping/surveying. Silent Falcon is the only solar electric UAS to provide long endurance and range, silent operations, and an open interface payload bay accommodating a wide- variety of payloads that are also quick and easy to change. The company is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information, please visit: www.silentfalconuas.com

BirdsiVideo launch TV Partners Program

BirdsiVideo (www.birdsivideo.com) is launching its new TV Partners Drone Program designed to provide on-demand drone services to the TV stations market. Our national network of trained, equipped and insured pilots helps TV stations expand their local coverage while reducing costs associated with news gathering (i.e. helicopters). Drone streaming live video during breaking news adds a new marketing advantage unique to drones.

Our TV Partners team has expertise in E.N.G operations with companies like ABC News and Verizon.
For more information about TV Partners Drone Program contact David Christophersen <[email protected]birdsivideo.com>
BirdsiVideo Drone Services:
BirdsiVideo is a U.S. commercial drone services company specializing in the energy, telecom and real estate markets founded in 2014 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. BirdsiVideo prides itself on bringing quality, reliability and transformational thought leadership to our clients. We operate a network of 15 regional franchises throughout the U.S. and have international partners in Brazil and The U.K.

Blade Ozone RTF & BNF Basic Quadcopter [VIDEO]

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Perfect for newbies, this indoor/outdoor flyer comes with everything you need. Here are the details direct from Blade:

Achieve first-flight success with the Blade® Ozone™ RTF. The Ozone brings an intimidation-free and easy experience for new pilots looking for a multirotor trainer. Innovative SAFE® Technology gives pilots a confidence-inspiring flight experience, even if they have never flown before. From the lightweight and strong carbon fiber and impact-resistant frame to the easy repairs, this quadcopter makes learning to fly easy. LEDs adorn each arm making orientation easy to maintain. A removable 1S LiPo battery drives efficient and light brushed motors for long flight times. This RTF package comes with everything you need, including the flight battery, USB charger, and Spektrum™ 2.4GHz transmitter.

Brushed Motors

Efficient brushed motors contribute to long flight times while maintaining a light profile.

Easy Maintenance

Simple construction and low part count make maintaining the Ozone stress-free. Easy-to-replace arms, propellers, and motors help get you back in the air quickly should you need any repairs.

Replaceable LiPo battery

The widely available 1S battery is replaceable, so you have minimal downtime before your next flight.

Indoor/Outdoor

The size of the Ozone allows it to be flown both indoors and out.

Bind-N-Fly® Basic (BLH9750)

BNF convenience means no more extra transmitters. Just bind your DSM2®/DSMX® transmitter to your aircraft and you’re ready to fly.

Ready-To-Fly (BLH9700)

The RTF version comes with everything you need in one box. Simply charge the included flight battery, bind to the included transmitter, and your taking to the skies.

Needed to Complete:

BLH9700

  • Nothing! Everything you need is included in the box.

BLH9750

  • Multifunction 6+ channel transmitter with Spektrum™ DSMX® 2.4GHz technology
  • 1S 500mAh Lipo Battery
  • Suitable Charger

What’s in the box?

(1) Ozone RTF with SAFE Technology

(1) Spektrum™ 2.4GHz transmitter (BLH9700 only)

(1) 1S 500mAh Flight Battery (BLH9700 only)

(1) USB Charger (BLH9700 only)

(1) User Manual

Specs:

Approximate Assembly Time: No assembly required

Approximate Flight Time: 3-5 minutes

Battery: 1s 500mAh

Canopy/Body Material: Plastic

Channels: 4

Completion Level: Ready-to-Fly

Flying Weight: 75g

Height: 56mm

Length: 172mm

Main Blade Material: Plastic

Main Frame Material: Plastic

Main Motor Type: Brushed

Main Rotor Diameter: 65mm

Type: Multi-Rotor

Width: 172mm

#BLH9700 – Ozone RTF with SAFE Technology – $99.99

#BLH9750 – Ozone BNF Basic with SAFE Technology – $69.99

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100K Certified Remote Pilots

Drones have really taken off! More than 100,000 enthusiasts have obtained a Remote Pilot Certificate to fly a drone for commercial and recreational (not qualifying as “model aircraft”) use since the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) small drone rule went into effect on August 29, 2016.

Under Part 107, the person actually flying a drone – formally an “unmanned aircraft system” (UAS) – must have a Remote Pilot Certificate, or be directly supervised by someone with such a certificate. The majority of drone pilots get certified by studying online materials(PDF) and then passing an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA approved knowledge testing center(PDF). You should have no trouble if you study – the exam success rate is 92 percent.

If you already have a Part 61 pilot certificate, and have completed a flight review in the previous 24 months, you have the option to take a small UAS online training course provided by the FAA to obtain your certificate.

It’s important to remember that a Remote Pilot Certificate is valid for two years from the date of issue. Anyone who earned their certificate at the end of August or in September 2016 should review the certification renewal requirements and prepare to take recurrent training or testing. You can find all the information you need to renew your certificate on the FAA website.

Dromida Ocular 120 RTF 120mm FPV Drone [VIDEO]

If you’re looking for your first drone, this smartphone-controlled aircraft will fit the bill. Here’s the scoop from Dromida:

Go with the flow – the Optical Flow – with the Ocular FPV! Optical Flow technology and Altitude Hold give you confidence-boosting stability for flying and hovering without GPS. True-Stick Control matches the drone’s movements to the direction you move the sticks. Low-latency Wi-Fi lets you shoot fast-moving flights with top-notch results. All you need is your smartphone* and the Dromida FPV app. Get your First Person View skills into focus. Fly the Ocular FPV.

Features:

  • Optical Flow technology – Provides first-class stability.
  • Altitude Hold – Keeps the Ocular at your set altitude.
  • True-Stick Control – Moves the Ocular in the same direction that you move the sticks.
  • Auto Take-off and Land – Push to hover up to 1.5 meters. Push it again to land!
  • Wi-Fi FPV camera – Fly FPV with 30 fps video and 2 ms low-latency Wi-Fi.
  • Dromida FPV mobile app – Download the Dromida FPV mobile app to complete the FPV experience.
  • Long flight times – Spend more time in the air.

Includes:

  • Assembled Ocular drone
  • MR110 2.4GHz transmitter with built-in phone holder
  • Wi-Fi FPV video/still camera
  • 1S LiPo battery and USB charger
  • (4) AAA batteries
  • (4) Extra blades
  • Screwdriver

Specifications:

Diagonal Length: 120 mm (4.7 in)

Weight: 74 g (2.6 oz)

Requires: Devices for Android or Apple, app (download free from Google Play Store or App Store)

Camera Specifications:

Pixels: 300,000

Frame Rate: 30 fps

Video Format: VGA

Power: 300mW

Dimensions: 0.31 x 0.31 x 0.23 in (8 x 8 x 6 mm)

Angle: 65°

Visit Dromida.com

Section 336 Is Under Attack

Efforts are being made to repeal Section 336, known as the “Special Rule for Model Aircraft”

Section 336 is the reason why today’s drone pilots and generations of model-aircraft fliers have been able to fly without a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot’s license, equipage mandates, and regulatory paperwork. Section 336 is a safe tradition that has been around for many decades. If you like flying your drone or model aircraft for recreation without mandates that include pilot licenses and remote IDs, action is needed now.

Who Would Do This?

The efforts to repeal are coming from various sources—to name a few, Google’s Project Wing, CNN, and Ford. All these companies are members of the Commercial Drone Alliance. This group issued a press release on April 4, 2018, stating, “Legislation is necessary now to allow the FAA to properly regulate hobbyist drone operations under a revised Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.” Lisa Ellman, co-executive director of the Commercial Drone Alliance, says, “We understand why model aircraft proponents want to remain exempt, as they have been flying safely for decades. However, times have changed, and hobbyists are no longer flying alone.”

These commercial drone companies apparently wish to repeal Section 336 and replace it with restrictions that include pilot licenses and remote IDs for hobby pilots to free up airspace for large commercial drone operations.

In my experience with model aircraft and drones, I have found many people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engi­neering, and Math) and careers in aviation started out as Section 336 recreational fliers of model aircraft. In addition, many of these same professionals continue to fly their model aircraft as an enjoyable hobby.

Section 336 is the “feeder school” for a host of academic and commercial careers in science, technology, and aviation. There is little need to place a regulatory boot on the neck of this safe and enjoyable American pastime. But some very large and powerful companies don’t see it that way.

The efforts of the Commercial Drone Alliance and others who seek to repeal Section 336 are engaging in classic “rent-seeking” behavior. That is, they seek to obtain special access to our public skies in ways that are only possible by reducing the rights of the hundreds of thousands of us who currently benefit from Section 336. By lobbying to repeal Section 336, they appear to be seeking to impose regulatory burdens on the hundreds of thousands of Americans who currently fly under Section 336 in order to fulfill their dreams of autonomously flying long endurance flights in our nation’s airspace. Hobbyists, apparently, are standing in their way.

FAA-Certified Aircraft and Aircraft Systems

Autonomous long-range flights going far beyond what the human eye can see should be done with aircraft and aircraft systems that can truly integrate with our existing airspace systems and users. What do I mean by “truly integrating into the existing airspace systems and users”? I mean that they should have to accommodate today’s current users of the national airspace, including hobbyist and recreational fliers, without imposing licenses, airspace restrictions, and remote IDs upon them. For example, when jet engine–powered aircraft entered into use, existing general-aviation aircraft and pilots were not required to obtain new licenses or to put new technology, such as radar, aboard their aircraft. Jet-aircraft operations were instead required to integrate into the existing airspace operations by supplying their own equipment and special pilot licenses for jet engine–powered aircraft, not the other way around. If Google and others who currently wish to repeal Section 336 to realize their dream of long-range autonomous flights without humans aboard, they should be required to have their own special certificated aircraft and systems that they alone should pay for. The taxpayers and current beneficiaries of Section 336 should not be burdened with restrictions, including pilot licenses and remote IDs, just to free up airspace for large commercial drone operations. This would be proper integration with existing airspace users, just as when jet aircraft came into being and the general-aviation industry was not burdened. The Academy of Model Aeronautics stated the case well: “Congress should not allow for-profit companies to dictate legislation abolishing a segment of the hobby with a strong, 80-plus-year safety record.”

It is important that you call or visit your U.S. senators now, before the FAA Reauthorization is final in the U.S. Senate. Please do so right away. — JEFFREY ANTONELLI

Martin UAVs V-BAT Achieves 15,000 ft and 50 miles at JIFX

Plano, TEXAS — On the afternoon of June 4, the Martin UAV “V-BAT”, a state-of-the art VTOL Fixed Wing UAV, launched from McMillan Field at U.S. Army Base, Camp Roberts in a flight test to demonstrate its calculated service ceiling. Twenty-five minutes later, V-BAT descended after easily reaching the upper limit of the restricted air space and its calculated service ceiling of 15,000 feet.

After landing and a rapid payload change to an 8 lb. turret, the V-BAT was refueled and relaunched in less than an hour. The second flight was performed at a more tactical altitude and demonstrated the V-BAT’s capability of integrated flight with an Avwatch tracking antenna, successfully conducting ISR missions at ranges in excess of 50 miles.

Phillip Jones, Martin UAV’s Chief Operating Officer and former RAF fighter pilot said, “With these milestones, V-BAT has demonstrated all of the key performance parameters we set for it two years ago. The focus for the engineering team will now shift to enhancing and refining these capabilities to even better meet & exceed warfighter requirements.”

Both tests were performed as a part of the Naval Post Graduate School’s Joint Interagency Field Experiment 18-3 (JIFX), an event that provides government, industry and academic innovators the opportunity to collaborate and experiment with new technologies.

About Martin UAV LLC

Martin UAV is an advanced technology company that specializes in building the world’s finest unmanned aircraft and associated flight control software. With offices located in Plano, TX, Santa Clara, CA & Rohnert Park, CA, Martin UAV systems are commercially developed to fill critical operational needs in genuine, tactical & confined commercial environments with a near-zero footprint. Martin’s V-BAT series aircraft, for example, is the only single-engine ducted fan VTOL that has the ability to take off and land from a hover, fly 8+ hours in horizontal flight, and make mid-flight transitions to “hover & stare” at any time throughout a given mission set. For more information, visit our website at www.martinuav.com

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Part 107 Waivers and the Integration Pilot Program: Buying the Stairway to Heaven

All that glitters is not always gold, all is quiet across the Part 107 regulatory front, but if you listen carefully you will begin to hear the halls of Congress rumble with excitement as Federal Aviation Administration’s Reauthorization Bill is only 2 months away.

Insiders agree that this time around the FAA reauthorization has legs and is not showing any signs of being delayed. All the other times before the expiration was due on the FAA reauthorization it was determined it would be delayed, is no word good word? President Trump kept the legislative members here in Washington DC this summer to work when traditionally they would be on summer recess. Many last-minute entries into this bill has been made silently without much mention from the media or from the hobbyist community. Many agree that the 336 sector of the industry has lost leadership clout and wisdom while getting involved with the FAA and the UAS Industry through the years.

On the Hill, the FAA might have redemption for Taylor, 336, remote & ID because the forecasted size and growth in this bill has the potential to change how UAS are operated forever. Sadly, it was the industry leadership from foreign manufacturers and our own US Silicon Valley experts selling apps to solve problems that didn’t exist that helped to inflate numbers that did not make their billion dollar forecasts. These people first claimed to represent hobbyists and drones for good interests, but as government dictates the industry cannot move on with operations until these vehicles are thus regulated. The hardest part is that through the years these vehicles poured into our country unregulated and much like guns a recall would not be very successful. Remote & ID will continue to sap the legs from the drone industry because we cannot get a consensus from manufacturers, regulators and operators.

Companies with special needs for UAS flights for airspace integration, testing and operations will have two choices ahead. The first is doing special interest work with a lobbyist and someone who knows federal regulations and submitting waivers. The FAA is publically stating that they are slowing down waiver operations in favor of the IPP. If you are not one of the members of IPP then you should work with a lobbyist who can get your company in front of those who can make waivers happen as a matter of economics and expedience of the law which you are receiving the waiver for your operations.

If you didn’t make the IPP group, and spending $10,000-50,000 for a lobbyist is not in the budget not all is lost. We have had testing centers, military bases, and demonstrations all at the expensive of the manufacturer which contributed to their own failures. The IPP will be a difficult, expensive and competitive road for most, so maybe you dodged a bullet? If you have the cash to survive then continue to read this article.

How to Buy the Stairway? Interpreted through Stairway

As Led Zepplin says in Stairway to Heaven:

There’s a lady who’s sure

All that glitters is gold

And she’s buying a stairway to heaven

The “lady” are the numerous UAS companies maneuvering for market domination through a regulatory road block securing a way that they will collect a tax from a user each time they access their technology. Or they want to dominate just one portion of a market in which they sell many units to the degree of essentially changing daily activities of everyday people with automated technology.

When she gets there she knows

If the stores are all closed

With a word she can get what she came for

These same companies also use effective lobbying tactics with the FAA and Congress to gain superiority over drone regulations and from the place of expertise give them comforting wisdom. She knows when she gets to DC to hire a lobbyist to round up the troops to move forward legislation. They have for the most part made the waters murky for integration, by not being able to agree on regulation as they each backstab to gain more leverage to some great tax receivable (pie) in the sky for themselves or clients.

If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow

Don’t be alarmed now

It’s just a spring clean for the May queen

It won’t be a spring clean, but the September discussions of the reauthorization will certainly contain the spring clean for 336 hobbyists. Their exact future is undetermined at this time; they may have to comply by law or they may have to join a community based organization and follow their rules which hardly anyone does, enforcement could be determined by local law enforcement. I believe that State and local Law enforcement will be picking up the slack in FAA enforcement issues because the FAA is out tasked with support to go after every violator.

Yes, there are two paths you can go by

But in the long run

There’s still time to change the road you’re on

I believe this to be true and that those companies and entities accepted into IPP should also level the playing field by hiring a lobbyist to help with getting you in front of the right people. By laying eyes on well-developed plans the FAA can use this information and considers your company of value. Those with no experience who apply and just want the waiver will have difficulty in receiving experimental operational waivers for Part 107. If you didn’t make it into the IPP why not have Falcon Foundation UAS LLC contact your representatives for a meeting? We will discuss and find the particulars that make your business unique and compelling for science through successful and key economic contributing factors in commerce that are demonstrated safety through the valid applied research and safety points of A,B,C,..

The piper’s calling you to join him

The Piper(‘s) are the Falcon Foundation LLC and you should join them as they have secured waivers for clients in the hard to obtain experimental categories that will take technical expertise and lobby work to achieve results such as BVLOS, SWARM, and Flights Over People. We are a no frills get it done business with results to prove our experience and expertise. Why pay a high dollar law firm? You are only paying for their extremely expensive office space downtown and luxury living with your hard-earned dollars. Do you want to earn a waiver? Learn from us and come to Capitol Hill with our team and receive ROI on your calculated efforts for your specific UAS integration.

Rob Thompson

Co-Founder | Aviation Policy & Regulations

Falcon Foundation UAS L.L.C.

Maryland | District of Columbia | Virginia

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