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COVID-19 Update

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Our mission is “safety first”. 3rd Rock Air, LLC never deviates from this mission. If we have implemented the FAA “Recommendations” outside of the FAA Regulations for UAV pilots, it would follow suit we are not continuing our in-person classes through September 2021. We are 5 star business and we take pride in our company […]

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On July 16, Red Cat Holdings, a Puerto Rico based company, purchased Teal Drones. Teal drones was a DOD recipient for the US military. The Golden Eagle is their commercial drone which costs around $12,000. The drone cost around $8,000 but the controller is around $4,000. Red Cat Holdings offers numerous drone parts and drones […]

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Is the FAA Part 107 exam more difficult this year with it’s new regulations? It isn’t really about the new regulations. There are a few questions concerning the new regulations. It depends mostly on how much you seriously study for the exam and KNOW the FAA Part 107 regulations. This year they have focused on […]

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When you think of drones, what comes to mind? Okay, but there are actually 4 TYPES of drones and each is different. The word drone and UAV are interchangeable. UAV is any Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. You can understand why given its meaning the SAFETY aspect of UAV training, it is a VEHICLE. (1)The majority of […]

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To Update or Not To Update? How We Decided An early 3rd Rock Air’s vlog, titled “Geofencing is driving me crazy!”, we discussed our experience with DJI Mavic 2 Pro. We cautioned viewers concerning the FAA and DJI separate authorizations. DJI’s Mavic 2 Pro would start up and fly with FAA authorization and Mavic’s geofencing […]

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Thank You, thank you, thank you! 3rd Rock Air hit a THOUSAND VIEWS TODAY! There is a smooth transition from UAV knowledge, the ability to capture it, implementing your creativity, AND moving forward once you understand the basics of each subject. Enjoy! Our instruction isn’t just safety. Enjoy the many facets of UAV piloting. Photography, […]

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Part 107 : Becoming a UAV pilot if you are Color Blind Currently there are no exceptions for color blind people when taking the FAA Part 107 exam. The ability to see color on a colored sectional chart during the timed Part 107 exam could make the exam more difficult. This may be something to […]

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Good morning, our latest vlogs are a series of 5 UAVs chosen by the US military. There are no DJI drones included in the US military research, development or testing. We explain each UAV’s individual tech specifications and differences. We also talk about career opportunities within the industry relating to these specific UAVs and the […]

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Who’ll have the “right of way” in the sky? The USA is at this point in our skies. The advancement of drone delivery services and company delivery drones may not be as quick as we thought. We currently do not have an air traffic control system for UAVs . Although other countries foresaw the increase […]

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The Sky is no longer the Limit

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  Seeing how drones are a daily part of life, news, sports, first responders, construction, etc., you most likely know someone who owns a drone or your company is using drones in projects or filling job positions with people who have drone experience. The futuristic predictors have been blind-sided by the number of drone owners […]