Thanks for the added info. It seems like the hardest part would be getting in the door with the entities that do the burns or does Drone Amplified help with that?Thanks for watching! So we do have a couple regulatory things to work around. Obviously, being a commercial burn vendor, as the pilot I've got my Part 107. Adding the drone to our insurance was costly, and a bit of a journey because the underwriters hadn't encountered this particular application of drones, ever. Lastly, Drone Amplified has worked out the legalities of allowing for carriage of hazardous materials (the potassium permanganate spheres). We currently fly under their permitting, but are working with our FAA office here in Houston, TX to eventually work out a similar arrangement.
Sounds like a great life, if I can be of any assistance here in Florida, let me know.We're actually the contractor doing the burns (Raven Environmental Services) and we added the drone as a ignition method/tool about a year ago. I've been working in fire for about 7 years, and a number of the Raven staff has 10, 15+ years of experience with fire. In addition to aerial ignition, the drone has afforded us some pretty cool opportunities to capture and share fire behavior.
Thanks for the video. I was a aerial burner and burn boss on helicopters doing the same thing 20 years ago for forestry. Always good to see things progressing.
Here's a new link. Sorry for any inconvenience everyone. Had to make a change to the channel.
We are a private burn vendor and not flying for the DOI.