Drone ..combines technology, fun, and real-time applications
A drone is a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) which is operated by a remote control. It is similar to a robot but can fly as well. Drones were initially limited to military applications but now have been extended to commercial applications. Drone communicates with the main system and is programmed to go back to the original location if its range is exceeded or is lost in touch with the main controlling unit. Drones see a lot of use in real-time applications such as photography, inspection, monitoring, traffic systems, emergency situations, and rescue operations. A lot of governing rules must be followed in order to operate a drone. Due to the risks involved in flying the drones, local and federal authorities govern the use of drones.
Drones are made of light weight composite material and are manufactured to withstand the heights and flight. Larger drones are limited to military use whereas the smaller drones are being deployed by many commercial businesses. Safety and privacy concerns are the main concern while operating the drones. You can buy a drone from several vendors but in order to operate a drone, you need a special permission from the Government. The cost of the license may vary with the type of the permission or drone you are operating. A recent amendment by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has allowed commercial drones to be operated by small businesses and other general purpose business use. Drones are suitable where physical access is restricted and limited area is available.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)..monitors drone use
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulates the license and operation of drones in the USA. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) fall under the FAA and are closely monitored. A person is responsible for the Drone they are operating. It is required to follow the guidelines. The guidelines are different for people flying drones for work and for people flying the drones for hobby. Always, it is required to yield to other drones and aircrafts. Maintaining safe distance from restricted areas such as airports is required. The small drones less than 55 pounds have special requirements and guidelines.
The drones must operate in the line-of-sight of the operator and must be visible all the time. All operations must operate in daylight or twilight and from a stationary place. The drones must not be operated in closed places or under the bridges. The drone may be operated from a distance of 3 miles and the speed can be 100 miles per hour. Any attachment such as a camera must be tightly secured and must not obstruct the operation of the drone. Remote pilots require additional license and guidelines.
Pilots are required to have a certification or must be under the supervision of a certified pilot. Any reckless behavior or operation may result in losing the licence and any other applicable charges.
New Drone Law ..flexibility to business owners
According to the new drone law, small Unmanned Aircraft System owners can start flying from August 29, 2016. Pilots can acquire a certificate after that date. You can go through the online training available currently to prepare for the pilot test. Find a testing center where you can take the test. The remote pilot test costs $150 but the businesses are able to get great benefits by going through the certification process. There are different conditions for pilots flying for recreational purposes and flying for government purposes. If you fly for fun, the registration is only $5 and you can fly any number of UAS and keep on renewing the registration online. However, if you fly the drone for work, you must register each drone separately and supply the make model of the drone. You must carry the registration with you while flying the drone.
Business owners an apply for a Certification of Waiver or Authorization (COA). The waiver is issued after checking all the conditions to the owner of the unmanned aircraft. The waiver will let the drone owner to fly the drone but still needs to follow all other safety requirements. The drone owners are also required to register the system with the FAA. Drone owners must perform risk assessment before flying a drone.
According to the new drone law, business owners can get required certifications and licenses and operate the drone for their commercial purposes. Some of the examples of the uses include remote inspection and monitoring of various systems and dronz photos. Any violation or incidents must be reported to the local authorities who wil then forward it to the FAA.
Drones in Roofing ..endless opportunities
Drones are very much helpful for roof inspection and taking picture of the roof's condition for insurance and documentation purposes. The new drone law will help roofing inspectors to capture the information from a distance and in a safe manner. Roofers face many situations during roofing emergencies where they cannot get on top of the roof to take pictures. If there is a historic renovation of a damaged facility, inspectors can use the drones to get the condition. This will hep in further assessment and estimates.
Drones in roofing are most suitable solution because it is in compliance with the FAA requirements. The use of drones in roofing is preferred by many because of the accuracy and clarity of the pictures and the exact coordinates of a roofing issue. The cost of the drones are now more affordable and the registration and certification also is easier now as per the new drone law. Recently, night time use of drones in roofing is also granted by the FAA as per the new drone law. Roofing inspectors can identify the energy leaks in large buildings using the night time drone inspections. The drones are also able to transmit the data captured real time with other people connected to the system. Rooftop and facade damage can be easily identified and fixed with greater perfection. Roofing experts such as Olde Town Roofing are eager to deploy this technology and avail the benefits of drones in roofing. Contact their home improvement group Olde Town Group for all your home renovations and historic restorations using the drone technology.