If you are thinking about using drones — this one is for you.
This is a reminder blog post of an upcoming webinar: Establishing a Professional Micro-Aviation (Drone) Program. It will be held on October 23, 11:00 a.m. PDT. You can register for the webinar at this link. [Note: over 100 people have registered] The webinar content will include an update on what the Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR) is working on in the area of drones and critical infrastructure for 2019. It includes a new project being funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Resilience Challenge. The project Using Drones for Synchronization of Situational Awareness Between Critical Infrastructures and the Public Sector will be kicking off in December 2018.
The main portion of the one-hour webinar will focus on the steps to take to establish a drone program — and it does not start with buying a drone!
The Washington State Transportation Department Aviation Division will be also be giving a quick update on FAA regulation changes as they apply to the use and operation of drones in federally controlled airspace. Progress continues to be made on that front.
Lastly, if you are interested in staying plugged into what is going on in the world of drone usage, you should consider joining the UAS/Drone Users Group. The easiest way to do that is to take this quick two-page survey and there is an option at the end to join the users group. No matter what state or province you are located in, I think this would be a beneficial group to be plugged into; even if you are in California or Maine, Alberta, Canada or Huntsville, Alabama.
Earlier this year, we prepared a survey summary of what people and organizations had shared. You may find that two-pager of interest.