Auburn University aquires nations 1st FAA authorization to operate drone flight school


Auburn University received the nation’s first FAA approval to operate a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight School, Drone School,  as part of the Auburn University Aviation Center.

Auburn Drone School

“It’s a major win for the state,” Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey said.

“I commend Auburn University on obtaining the new FAA approval,” said Seth Hammett, a member of the Auburn University Aviation Center Steering Committee. “It is another step in continuing the long-time educational excellence in aviation and aerospace at the university. Our state will benefit by having unmanned aircraft system operators trained in the safe, effective use of these aircraft.”


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DRONE UAV MEET THIS WEEKEND! 4/11 – 4/12! Birmingham!

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Central AL Drone Fly-in This weekend April 11th-12 located just south of Birmingham, AL hosted by: AGL Aerial Video Solutions
Birmingham Drone Meet

Lots of items being raffled off from Atlanta Hobby, Homewood Toy & Hobby, Oak Mountain Hobbies, U Buy a Drone, Milan Racing, and AGL Aerial Video Solutions.

West Shelby R/C Group
12240 Hwy 17, Montevallo, Alabama 35115

Official Drone Meet Facebook page 

A fun get together for people that fly  or people that are interested in learning more.   Anyone is welcome to attend for free but if you plan to fly your drone or want to be in the raffle it’s a $20 landing fee,  includes one raffle ticket. Come out and enjoy some FPV flying fun. Located at West Shelby R/C Club, 12240 Hwy 17 Montevallo AL

The gates to the field will open Friday eve if a few want to camp out (primative), and we will fly all day and night for the rest of the weekend. We plan to have a bonfire on Saturday night, and the West Shelby R/C Group guys will be grilling out! Some food will be provided 1st come 1st serve!

Schedule of events:
Saturday 0800hrs We get started open flight line
Saturday 1100hrs FPV races
Saturday 1400hrs Pilot Raffle
Saturday 1500hrs SAR demo
Saturday 1600 FPV races
Saturday 1630 mile speed run
Saturday 1800 Bonfire starts
Saturday 1900 night flying
Sunday 0800hrs We get started open flight line
Sunday 1100hrs FPV races
Sunday 1400hrs mile speed run
Sunday 1500hrs SAR demo
Sunday 1600 FPV races
Sunday 1700 end of festivities

Hope to see you there!


DJI Phantom 3

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DJI Phantom 3 specs

The company, best known as DJI, on Wednesday announced the Phantom 3, a drone that integrates with YouTube Live to stream aerial footage in near real time. It comes in two variations, the Phantom 3 Professional ($1,259) and Phantom 3 Advanced ($999).
The Phantom 3 model is a huge leap for drone technology, matching the $2,899 Inspire 1 drone that DJI announced in 2014 in terms of technical specifications, but closer matching its predecessor, the $1,099 Phantom 2 Vision+ in cost and aesthetic.

The Phantom 3 controller comes integrated with DJI’s Lightbridge technology, which allows the drone operator to see what the drones camera is seeing at 1080p at 60 frames per second. It also is stabilized with a 3-axis gimbal. The three pound drone has 23 minutes of flight time and can fly at a maximum altitude of 6,000 meters above sea level.Phantom 3 – Remote 2

DJI Phantom 3 Remote

The difference between the Professional and Advanced model lies in the video quality; the Phantom 3 Professional is capable of shooting 4K video at up to 30 frames per second, while the Phantom 3 Advanced records at 1080p at 60 frames per second.

The drone also integrates with the DJI Pilot app, which comes with a flight simulator for operators to virtually practice flying and a ‘Director’ feature, which automatically edits shots from flights into short videos that can be shared instantly.

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