February 20, 2019

By K. Daniel Glover

When you’re fighting cancer, it helps to know your friends are there for you. Leo Zambori has a whole host of them who showed their support in a creative way. They retained a volunteer drone pilot.

More than two years later, Zambori still cherishes the memory, according to his mother. “The photo was an amazing pick-me-up for Leo,” Natalie Zambori said after drone pilot Jeremy Lewis re-posted the image on Facebook in January for Leo’s birthday. “He loved and still loves to look at this photo. I remember him saying ‘Wow, all those people did that for me?’”

Lewis, the owner of Flying Dream Aerial Imaging Services in Martins Ferry, Ohio, captured the memory for the Zamboris not long after he started flying unmanned aircraft systems. He gained early experience on the grounds of Martins Ferry City Schools and put together a video.

January 21, 2019

By K. Daniel Glover Alaska Aerial Media’s goal of convincing government agencies in The Last Frontier to explore the next aviation frontier paid off late last year after an earthquake hit near Anchorage. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities hired the company to map the damages with its fleet of drones. The 7.0 […]

June 26, 2018

By K. Daniel Glover Throughout childhood and into college, I pictured the adult version of myself in a whole host of careers. The ideas ranged from the predictable (doctor) and practical (electrician) to the sensible (electrical engineer) and fantastical (wildlife photographer). One future that I never could have imagined, or that any aptitude test could […]

January 16, 2018

By K. Daniel Glover From CES in Las Vegas (last week) to the National Drone Show and D.C. Drone Film Festival in the nation’s capital (November/December), this year is chock-full of events that touch every aspect of the drone industry — business, government and culture. It’s a lot to track, so we’ve pulled them all […]

January 13, 2018

Collaboration with the drone industry, state and local governments, and the public is the key to successfully integrating drones into the national airspace system, federal officials said this week at the nation’s biggest technology trade show. “Let’s figure out the right balances,” Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Finch Fulton said at CES in Las […]

December 14, 2017

By K. Daniel Glover A drone pilot crashed his Phantom 4 small unmanned aircraft system into a U.S. Army helicopter in September because he was flying it out of his line of sight, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded today. The drone pilot was a hobbyist, not a commercial operator who had passed an airman’s […]

October 18, 2017

By K. Daniel Glover When disaster strikes these days, it doesn’t take long for drone pilots to document the damage from the air – and for people to start talking about the imagery. The reactions tend to fall into one of two camps. Those who appreciate the aerial perspectives of nature’s fury celebrate the technology […]

August 21, 2017

By K. Daniel Glover This “Pilot Spotlight” is part of an ongoing series. We’re always looking for ideas. If you have a story to tell or an aerial specialty to share, please email your suggestions to the publisher. Keith Muratori has made a career out of fighting fires – and photographing them. Now he is […]

July 22, 2017

Our publisher (and Airscape Photography owner) Danny Glover is taking advantage of a long weekend in his home state of West Virginia by snapping aerial photos with his Phantom 3 Professional. The picture above was taken along the Ohio River in Paden City. The factory in the upper right is Marble King, the town’s most […]

July 20, 2017

By K. Daniel Glover The latest Innovation Scorecard from the Consumer Technology Association grades all 50 states based on their drone laws. Arizona, Georgia and Michigan are at the top of the drone-friendly list because of their efforts to harmonize laws statewide. States like Louisiana, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, on the other hand, are creating rules […]