Author: Alan Perlman

Alan is an FAA-certified drone pilot and founded UAV Coach in 2014 to help connect drone enthusiasts, to provide world-class sUAS industry training courses, and to help push the drone community forward with a focus on safety and commercial opportunities.
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FAA Establishes No-Drone Zones Over 133 U.S. Military Facilities

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific restricted locations are detailed in a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) – UAS NOTAM FDC 7/7137, and may be viewed online via an interactive map here. The Agency is using its existing authority under Title 14 of… Read more →

Drone Companies to Watch

80 Drone Companies to Watch in 2017

While it’s impossible to track each and every drone company in such a fast-moving industry, we’ve done our best to highlight the biggest players and to give you a sense of who is doing what in the drone industry. Make sure to bookmark this page if you’re doing industry research. 🙂 Looking for a particular type of drone company? To help you find the… Read more →

Aerial Thermography

7 Ways to Make Money with Aerial Thermography

As commercial applications for drones continue to grow at an exponential rate, it can sometimes feel hard to keep track of them all. If you fly a drone commercially and own your own company, you may have started your business by offering aerial photography and/or videography to real estate businesses, or maybe surveying to construction companies. But with everything in the industry growing so… Read more →

7 Commercial Drone Predictions

7 Commercial Drone Predictions for 2017

2016 was a HUGE year for drones. In the US, the FAA released Part 107 regulations concerning commercial drone pilots, and all over the world the drone industry grew, expanding into new commercial sectors and growing its presence in existing ones. What does 2017 hold for the commercial drone industry? This post from Drone Industry Insights ( makes seven predictions for… Read more →


Yuneec Announces H520, New Focus on Customer Service

Some of the biggest announcements to come out of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week were from Yuneec. One of Yuneec’s big announcements was the launch of the Typhoon H520, a six-rotor drone designed for commercial applications. This thing looks amazing, and is covered in greater detail below. Yuneec will also be launching a software developer kit (SDK) platform in Q2 of… Read more →

Top Drones for Sale

15 Killer Drones for Sale [Updated for Summer 2017]

Note: This list is updated for winter 2017. Fly safely and responsibly, folks. Never flown before? Learn to fly for free over here. Need to get your FAA commercial drone certificate? Start studying over here. Trying to find the right drone to buy? We’ve spent hours testing and researching the top UAVs and quadcopters out there, and we’re happy to say… Read more →