The Coastal Drone Podcast

15 – Community Zoom June 14 2023 – Operating Drones from Boats

15 – Community Zoom June 14 2023 – Operating Drones from Boats

This is an audio recording from our most recent Community Zoom call, where we discuss drone operations from a moving platform, more specifically, boats. We talk about the importance of resetting your lost link, BVLOS consideration, maximum flight distance, and more!...

Episode 13 – Accidents & Emergencies

Episode 13 – Accidents & Emergencies

We're back! In this episode, Finn and I talk about some emergency scenarios, lessons learned, and the importance of a Safety Management System.

12: EP12 – TC Advanced Exam Questions, Operations over People

12: EP12 – TC Advanced Exam Questions, Operations over People

This episode comes from the editing room floor, we shot this, edited it, and then forgot to publish it! In this episode, Ian & Finn discuss the Advanced Pilot online exam, register a parachute for operations-over-people, and chat about current events.

2: Episode 10 – What it takes to start up a drone program.

2: Episode 10 – What it takes to start up a drone program.

There are countless examples of efficiencies that can be realized when a company decides to run their own drone program. In many cases, the demand for flying is just so specific or frequent, that it only makes sense for a company to do it themselves. Having said that,...

Drone Program Startup – A Cost Benefit Analysis

Drone Program Startup – A Cost Benefit Analysis

No matter what the size or complexity of your drone operation, there are certain considerations that every operator should be aware of to decide if an internal company drone program makes sense, or if that is something that would be better outsourced to a third party.

1: Episode 9 – Buying a Used Mavic 2 Pro and other Drones in 2021

1: Episode 9 – Buying a Used Mavic 2 Pro and other Drones in 2021

The new Mavic is right around the corner, but is it the best option for a new drone pilot? Buying a new Mavic 2 is nigh impossible these days. What are some considerations to cover when shopping for a used drone? Join Ian and Mark as they discuss some options and...

7: Episode 7 – Starting Your Own Drone Company

7: Episode 7 – Starting Your Own Drone Company

In episode 7, Coastal Drone's president Alec Wilson sits down (virtually) with Ali Miri, the Co-Founder & CEO of UAViation to discuss the process of starting a successful drone company. The two industry experts also discuss their thoughts on the future of the...

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