We love hearing from readers. Your emails, tweets, and comments let us know what you’d like to see
more (or less!) of in print and online. Here’s what some of you are saying about RotorDrone magazine.
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Recently, we posted a story
about Nick Swartzendruber,
who owns a successful drone
company in California called
Drone Cowboys. He is also a
part-time drone instructor at
Drone Universities, which helps
new pilots prepare for the FAA
Part 107 test. Always passionate
about aviation and cinema, Nick
also told us a little about his
company and what typically is
going on behind the scenes while
shooting commercials. Here’s
what you had to say:
Facebook › Thermal Imaging
We recently posted an article about equipping your drone
with a thermal-imaging camera. Exactly the same as
mounting an ordinary visible-light camera, thermal-imaging
cameras allow us to see the world in a whole new way. And
of course, your response was as expected: thoughtful and
RotorDroneMag.com › AOPA Drone Membership
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association was already the world’s largest aviation organization
before adding a new group of pilots to its ranks in 2017. For the first time in the history of the
organization that’s been general aviation’s voice since 1939, many of the newcomers have never
occupied a cockpit. In an effort to build a stronger aviation community through inclusion, and with
an eye toward a future, the AOPA has created several new membership options, benefits, and content
targeting drone pilots. We reported on this new membership opportunity and you folks were quick to
share your opinions.
Andy S: I am already an AOPA member and I fly
both RC airplanes and camera drones. This is the
first time I have heard something positive about
drones and general aviation working together.
Michael D: I think this is a better approach than
the FAA moving in to take our money without much
Charles J: With all the regs and registration
requirements, I am going to have to buy a bigger
wallet to carry all my cards. At least this one
seems to have a positive side.
Joey D: Just imagine what it’s going to be like
when Amazon starts delivering goods by drone.
We are going to need an organization like this to
push back against the FAA.
John T: Thermal-imaging
cameras can see in the
dark. This doesn’t make me
nervous at all!
Richard B: It seems we keep
finding new uses for drones.
I can see this being very
useful in search-and-rescue
missions, like finding lost
children or senior citizens.
Rebecca M: I have been
playing with a new thermal-imaging camera I got from
FLIR. Totally cool.
Roger M: The birth of
AB: Wow, now that’s
putting your drones to
KE: Cool! I always
wondered how those
drone shots on TV were
AM: I bet those drones
SC: I guess you can
make a living playing