Do you really need a license to fly a drone?

So, I didn’t necessarily need to get a pilot’s license to fly a UAV in the United States. You do need to register any drone that weights over 0.55 lbs (this is very much what drove the design of the DJI Mavic Mini). And, of course, you have to follow all FAA regulations. However, you don’t need to be a registered pilot, unless you are … Continue reading Do you really need a license to fly a drone?

Pilot Dreams

We’ve all had our COVID-19 hobbies, right? Perhaps it is a little mid-life crisis-y, but I have distinct memories of watching a documentary of about ultralight airplanes when I was a kid. I thought that they were fascinating machines that were simple and minimalist enough to have a bit of purity, but powerful enough to provide people with superpowers. It was something that I thought that I would do one day. Continue reading Pilot Dreams