Unmanned Aircraft have the unique ability to capture high ground resolution imagery, providing the quality data that’s required for processing highly detailed orthomosaics, terrain models and 3D maps. Thus, this technology has drawn a great deal of attention from GIS Professionals. Automation and the integration...

Part 107: The New Drone Regulations and Airport Operations Earlier this week, Vortex UAS held a well attended Open House at Atlantic Aviation at the Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK). Over 70 people signed up for this free event during which representatives from the FAA, Airport Management...

About Vortex UAS Part 107 and Pilot Training Vortex UAS ground and flight training is the best the Unmanned Aviation industry has to offer. Drawing from the decades of experience of industry leaders, Vortex has created a series of courses that focus on the essential information...

The Unmanned Industry is spooling up with demand growing every day. Over a recent 10 day period, Vortex UAS provided operational testing and flight services to major companies in the industries of power distribution, wind turbine inspection, land survey for construction and precision agriculture....

This past Saturday, Vortex awarded the first two Vortex Pilot Certifications to Bob Bryan (pictured above) and Josh Jones. Bob is a instrument rated Private pilot attending Lewis University on track to complete his undergraduate degree this Spring. He plans to fly sUAS for additional income and experience while he...

On Saturday, March 19th, Vortex UAS began a comprehensive week-long training event which included all three levels of Vortex Pilot training - Intro, Advanced and Professional. Leaders from several different communities participated representing the industries of Wind Farm Inspection, Agriculture Insurance and Firefighting as well...

Yesterday, I was honored to speak at the Women in Aviation Conference in Nashville. The Educational Session was titled: "Unmanned Aviation-A Viable Career Path for the Professional Pilot" "Unmanned aviation presents an amazing opportunity for professional pilots to tap into this job market for additional income or...

It was my privilege once again to be a guest on the Drone Law Podcast hosted by Steve Hogan. The current landscape of regulations governing Unmanned Operations is convoluted confusing many hopeful drone pilots intending to fly legally. Steve asked me to help address some of the pilot...