Getting Your Props: Taking Care of Your Drone Propellers

Propellers are often the most overlooked part of the drone, yet without properly functioning props, your UAS could drop out of the sky, fly away, or worse.

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Skyfire Obtains First COA With Beyond Visual Line of Sight Provision for Public Safety as Part of FAA IPP

3/21/2019 - PRNewswire
Skyfire Consulting, the country's premier public safety UAV consultancy, announced today FAA approval for the first active emergency response Certificate of Authorization with a Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) provision for public safety as part of the FAA's IPP program.

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What Does It Mean for Public Safety Departments to Successfully Manage Drone Data?

3/12/2019 - Commercial UAV News
Greg Crutsinger, Derrick Ward and Randall Warnas walk through best practices and approaches during the UAS Drone Data session at the UAS DRONES Disaster Conference | Los Angeles.

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Drones at Prisons: The Results of This 9-Month Study Show Exactly Why we Need Counter Drone Tech

3/15/2019 - Dronelife.com
Counter drone technology firm Dedrone recently completed a nine month study on the subject of drones over correctional facilities.  The results are frightening – and demonstrate exactly why the industry needs counter drone technology to be implemented over prisons and other sensitive facilities.

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US police embrace AI, cloud computing to boost public safety efforts

3/16/2019 - Fox Business

Police departments around the United States are turning to artificial intelligence, cloud computing and other technological revolutions to streamline everything from aging data entry systems to treatment of workplace stress.

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Phantom 4 Pro out of production according to DJI’s website

3/13/2019 - DroneDJ.com
The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 has been out of stock since early November 2018. And, now, the regular Phantom 4 Pro is officially out of production, according to the official DJI website.

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California Police Department Earns Drone Waiver for BVLOS Flights

3/18/2019 - Robotics Business Review
The first-ever authorization for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations for a public safety organization has been granted to the Chula Vista, Calif., Police Department. The police department has been working closely with the FAA, Cape, and Skyfire Consulting to finalize the COA, “which will open the doors for future drone integration across industries.”

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Drone Market Tops $629M

4/12/2019 - Thomasnet.com
Growing demand and lighter government regulations in the industrial world has led to 50% annual growth in the drone services market.

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How Fire Departments Use Drones To Save Lives

2/21/2019 - TheBigRedGuide.com
Drones are an important new tool for the fire service and have already  proven their ability to save lives. Willingness to embrace drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles [UAVs]) for fire applications varies widely by department, and it’s not just larger departments that are making the investment. Some smaller departments are investing in drones in a big way, even as some larger departments are reticent.

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Skyfire Drones Secure Super Bowl

2/6/2019 - DroneBelow
Most of the attention on drones around the NFL Championship Game in Atlanta has been focused on the dozen or so drone operators snagged by the FBI for illegally flying ahead of the big game. But drones were also being used to help secure the very same event.

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DRONES DEFEND, ENTERTAIN AT THE SUPER BOWL

2/4/2019 - AOPA.COM
Days before Intel launched its Shooting Star drone formation to spell out “ONE” and “LOVE” during Maroon 5’s performance of She Will Be Loved, Skyfire Consulting co-founder Matt Sloane led a team of pilots to a rooftop near the stadium to set up overwatch with a tethered DJI quadcopter. It might not have been the most exciting kind of flying, but it was another validation that for all the trouble drones can cause (notably, disrupting operations at major airports in recent weeks), they’re also valuable tools to law enforcement and security agencies.

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DRONE SCHOOL TEACHES TECHNOLOGY TO LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS

12/3/17 - Spectrum News - Hudson Valley
Fisch's company works with emergency services personnel to outfit them with new technology. He partnered with Skyfire technology to conduct a drone flight school at Cronomer Valley Firestation in the town of Newburgh and show them the possibilities of the technology in the field — and their use in big emergencies, like fires. 

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DRONE ANTICS IN CALIFORNIA EXAMPLE OF WHY MB STADIUM WILL BE A 'NO FLY ZONE' SATURDAY

9/4/17 - 11 Alive News
11Alive spent some time with Dan Parker, a pilot for the Atlanta Drone Group.

"We do work in film and T.V.," he said. "We do live broadcasting for news." Parker is a licensed commercial drone pilot. "As someone who wants to do this correctly and legally, seeing people do things somewhat rogue and against the rules and, uh, dangerous - it's frowned upon," he said.

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DRONES DELIVER STORM RESPONSE

9/1/17 - AOPA.com
“We actually flew in the eye,” recalled Ben Kroll ofSkyFire Consulting, a drone services company hired by The Weather Channel to accompany Jim Cantore (who is a fan of robotics, andserved as master of ceremoniesat the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems Xponential 2017 conference in Dallas) for live coverage of Hurricane Irma’s U.S. landfall on Sept. 10.

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HOW FIREFIGHTERS ARE USING DRONES TO SAVE LIVES

8/28/17 - CNBC
Fire departments have a new tool at their disposal in determining the fastest way to put out a fire: drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles are being sent to fire locations as scouts, using gas sensors and cameras with thermal imaging technology to help first responders in their rescue efforts.

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DRONE AND THERMOGRAPHY CAMERA AID FIRE FIGHTING

7/19/17 - Akron News Reporter
In the right place at the right time. That was the exact circumstance for Dusty Birge on a hot July afternoon, nearly two weeks ago. Birge was a passing motorist after a train sparked a fire July 6 just east of Otis, and igniting several fires to nearly Platner.

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TRAIN SPARKS FIRE, BURNS ROUGHLY 300-350 ACRES

7/12/2017 - Akron News Reporter
During the efforts to contain the fire, a passing motorist, Dusty Birge of SkyFire Consulting and UAV Recon, stopped to ask the AVFD if he could use his drone to assist in locating hot spots. Akron crews quickly obliged, and the drone, equipped with a thermal imaging camera, was used to check for hot spots after the fire was fully contained.

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CINEMIZER OLED AT WORK

7/3/17 - Cinemizeroled.com
Meet Dusty Birge and learn about how he utilizes Cinemizer OLED first person view glasses in his business. We recently sat down with UAV Recon owner and SkyFire Consulting Trainer and Consultant Dusty Birge, a real ambassador for Cinemizer OLED!

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