The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) developed B4UFLY (free to download!) for recreational users – those who typically fly their drones for fun. Via interactive maps, it displays to recreational pilots what areas are safe for flight and what areas are flight prohibited.
Thank you for all the local police, fire and first responders who helped us celebrate National Police Week on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Fortress UAV. We are very grateful for the service and protection you provide to our communities.
With record-breaking heat inevitably coming, it is imperative pilots understand how to prepare for drone flying in the heat. While it is always best practice to check your drone manual for heat restrictions, most drone can fly in temperatures up to 104-degree Fahrenheit. What else can you do to better prepare? Check out our tips below!
The drone repair process should not be complicated. A reputable, quality drone repair shop should not be hard to find. You should not be blindsided by unforeseen repair costs. But these realities persist and cause nothing but headaches. That’s where we step in. It is our mission to make the drone repair process as simple, fast and painless as possible. As we view it, drone repair as it should be.
The services offered by maintenance providers look set to evolve in parallel with the capabilities of UAVs.
The ways in which UAS maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) providers and technicians develop their routines and practices for servicing UAVs these days can be seen as being drive by two main forces…
DJI has released their latest software – DJI Terra. DJI Terra allows users to ‘capture, analyze and visualize’ their environment with easy-to-use mapping software. It was created and designed to ‘help industry professionals transform real-world scenarios into valuable digital assets.’
Comprehensive Communication Services (CCS), a company created after Hurricane Katrina with the sole focus of providing mobile communication platforms for First Responders during disasters, and Fortress UAV, a leading provider of drone managed services including repair, preventative maintenance and support for clients, with a focus on public safety, have partnered to provide a fully comprehensive Mobile Emergency Response Center – Unmanned Aerial System Carrier (MERC-UASC) solution.
Have you ever tried flying your drone with depleted or damaged batteries? Let us guess, it didn’t work out so well for you. Batteries are vital to flying a drone. And to be honest, they are not cheap. That’s why all drone pilots want to extend the life and functionality of their batteries – and drone flying time – for as long as possible. Good thing there are several steps you can take to ensure proper care of your batteries.
Fortress UAV is proud to be included in the Airborne Public Safety Association’s January-February 2019 issue of Air Beat Magazine! In the article we discuss drone preventative maintenance for UAS operators. We help to establish the precedent for preventative maintenance while looking at the manned aviation world, talk through recent FAA regulations, discuss why preventative maintenance is beneficial and most importantly… what to look for in a drone preventative maintenance service provider.
Drones are a lot like cars. Both, with extended use and in many cases accidents, require repair. And just like your car, you wouldn’t want to trust just any random shop with the needed repair and maintenance. You want to find a reliable and reputable drone repair shop that you can trust to get your drone back in top-notch shape and flying again. So, how do you find a credible drone repair shop?
Fortress UAV continues to expand their extensive drone repair services with the inclusion of the DJI Mavic 2 Series. We now service the following versions of the DJI Mavic 2 Series including: Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom and soon Mavic 2 Enterprise.
FORTRESS UAV (FORTRESS), a leading provider of drone repair and preventative maintenance, has partnered with TRACE WORLDWIDE CORP (TRACE), a global aviation services company, as a marketing and sales representative for the FORTRESS sUAV maintenance, repair and overhaul.
Drone aerial shots continue to amaze us. Sometimes, the perfect shot can make you sit and stare, calm your soul, or feed your need for more. Snagging those shots isn’t easy… It takes a lot of work and preparation – often the perfect balance between the art and technical skill. We wanted to try and compile some of the industry’s best tips and tricks to create the ‘essentials’. Keep reading to learn more.
Every year CES sets the global stage for innovation. It is the world’s largest gathering for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. With over 4,500 exhibiting companies and over 180k in attendance, CES attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneers in technology. Drones are no different. Drones first made their appearance on the CES stage in 2015 and have been attracting attendees ever since.
It’s no secret – drones crash. We fix them. It’s at the heart of what we, Fortress UAV, offer. Our team of professional technicians have the training and experience to fully diagnose issues and get each drone back up in the air, FAST. Why do drones crash? There are many reasons – Let’s look at the top 5 causes.
There are a lot of things to consider when flying your drone: weather conditions, flight path management, flying legality, drone insurance needs and more! The good thing is, there are a lot of platforms and applications available that can take some of the burden off of you! We looked around - here is our list of the top 5 you should know about:
Drones are everywhere. It’s no surprise you may want one, too. As the technology continues to improve and more and more options become available to fit your specific needs, it’s clear, there’s never been a better time to fly. When starting your drone search, there is a vital question you must first ask yourself: Do I want to capture photos or video footage?
We are thrilled to be a part of ALT 103.7’s 37 Days of Christmas Wishes!
As with any industry or hobby, the drone world has a language of its own. And to be fully integrated, you will want to walk the walk and talk the talk. Below is a list of the most used drone lingo and abbreviations that you should show.
In the quest to increase safety for personnel on work sites, we have found that technology, especially drone technology, can play a vital role. Let us ask this… If there was a way to decrease the chance of work site injury by performing a specific task via drone, would you? For most companies and agencies, the answer comes quick – yes. Keep reading to discover how drones are helping eliminate injury and boosting workplace safety.