That’S new in the drone industry and what you just looked at was episode number one and today guess what it’s episode 100 and i tell you for episode. 100. We have a lot of things to talk about because we have been really busy this week. Not just us, the industry in general has been very, very busy. We’Ve come a long ways from episode, one you can see the different background. You can see my good old shirt that i used for pretty much every single courses that i taught back then this was actually pre pilot institute or right as we started pilot institute. So i’m i’m really excited this. This is this number 100 is because of you guys so uh. Merci d’avoir regarder. I wanted to say this before we get started with the news. Uh it’s been it’s, been so amazing being able to talk with you every week answer your comments have actually adult conversations on youtube about uh, professional topics and and uh, and i can’t thank you enough, so here’s to another 100 or another thousand or wherever this takes Us, but this week we get four topics that i want to talk about. The first one is the new faa regulation is finally here and as you’re watching this on friday, it’s been two days now that we’ve had the new regulation. Uh we’ll talk about what that means and then give you some pointers on making sure that you do this the right way.
We have a really large aircraft, the scorpio scorpion, xl, we’ll i’ll, show you some pictures and tell you more about this drone. We have a drone flying on mars. finalement, this was really exciting. I know a lot of you have shared this information, so we’ll dig in a little bit and then lastly, i want to talk about a new report from the faa. It’S called a nasa report and if you’re a man, avion, pilotes, you know what i’m talking about they’re, bringing the nasa report to uas. So we’ll talk about how you use it and then what it means for you it’s, actually a really good thing. So let’s get to it Music. The first thing this week is the new fa regulation it’s. finalement, here we’ve been talking about this for a long time, it’s been delayed and it’s finally april 21st or past april 21st. Now and we have the new fa regulation out there, it’s for operations over people, operations of a moving vehicle, euh, renewing your certificate and also or getting current with your certificate. J'ai besoin de dire, and the last one is operating at night. So let’s start with night, because this is kind of the easiest one starting april 21st. You can now fly at night without a waiver as long as as long as you do one of two things as long as you pass the initial exam after april 6 on or after april 6 de 2021.
If you did the initial exam, the uag then you’re covered, you can fly at night as long as you have a light on top of your drone that’s visible from three statute miles. If you took the exam before that you’re part 107 pilot you’ve been doing this. For a while, then you need to make sure you go on fa safety.gov and you take the exam or the the training. J'ai besoin de dire. The training called alc677 and alc677 will make you current for another two years, and it will give you all the knowledge that you need to fly at night without a waiver. So something happened right before we were about to record this video uh, the fa posted information about how to fly at night in the lance approved area, and this is something that you couldn’t do. This is something that we were somewhat worried about and the fa delivered on the day of the new regulation. So listen. This is pretty simple, but the way that it’s explained on the fa website is difficult, so i’m going to do my best. The concept is very simple: par défaut, what you need to do first, and you need to download this document from the faa website: it’s a pdf it’s, a blanket certificate of of approval; it’s a it’s, a waiver to fly at night, essentially in lance as long as You do something else, but you need to have that document. First print it put it in your flight bag, have it available as a pdf, so that if the faa asks you you can say yep.
I have a copy of it right here. Donc, c’est, 77. 11. 1, i know it’s just the number on the pdf download. That document keep it it’s a one time thing then you don’t really have to worry about it. The other thing that you need to do let’s say that i wanted to fly on april 25th. d'accord, i want to do a night flight on april 25th at 10 pm. What you need to do is you need to submit a lance request during the day time any time during the daytime on april 25th for the area where you want to fly at night. I want to fly here in prescott at watson, lake and i want to fly at 200 pieds, that’s the maximum i’m going to be allowed to fly in that area. So i submit a lens request for april 25th at uh at uh 1pm during the day, and then that request that lens request, because i have that 77 11 1 document that certificate of waiver of approval. That means that i can fly at night on that specific day on april 25, anytime at night, until midnight, basically until 11, 59 p.m. À présent, if my approval, if my flight went past 11 59 and when it went into uh april 26, then i would need to submit also a request for lance to fly during the day. I know it’s kind of a weird thing, but you need to submit a daylight uh request in lens for april 26 and then you would be able to fly past midnight.
So just remember whatever the day is whatever that date that you want to fly at night. Just submit a lens request for that specific area um for any time during the day, and then because of you, have that pdf with you, then you can use that that lance request that you did you can use it to fly at night. On that same day, it really is that simple. So i hope, if you have questions, leave them in here, i’ve been already asking quite a few questions uh today and uh, and if it’s not clear but that’s, really the bottom line. d'accord, let’s move on to the next thing. De toute évidence, the last part of the regulation is: you can now fly over people and and everybody’s getting really excited about this except except well, ses. Not that easy, you need to meet the requirements it’s, just not a free for all and and i’m not going to go over all the regulation, because we just posted a almost 40 minute video on just that. So i recommend i’m gon na put the link up here. I recommend that you go and take a look at that video. We did some testing. Réellement, we crashed drones into uh human like skin, because we did some uh some testing to see if the blades would actually create a laceration so there’s more to it than just the regulation, and i think the video is is actually pretty cool. We spent a lot of time doing that so head over.
There make sure you’re familiar with the regulations you fly over people don’t just go and take your drone go fly over people. C'est, i can guarantee you 100 illegal, even with this new regulation in place. So educate yourself, don’t get in trouble and uh and and fly safe. You know that’s that’s. What we do here help you fly safe, all right done with the fa. Let’S move on to the next thing, which is a large drone and when i say large drone, this is a 4′ pound drone. So this is not a part 107 drone. This is the scorpio xl, and this is a drone that’s made in the us it’s a heavy, lift or it’s. Réellement, a super heavy lift it’s 18 feet in diameter. d'accord, un 18 foot diameter drone it’s got a lot of propellers it’s got a lot of motors and this thing has a payload of a thousand pounds, so lots of applications actually for this kind of drones. You know whether it is for search and rescue to actually carry people and bring them back to safety for agricultural purposes, there’s a lot of things that you can do with this drone, the price in itself for the drone 1.7 millions. If you think about it, it’s actually um. If you’re going to be using it for commercial purposes, it may actually not be all that much still a pretty heavy price tag, but the the company again. You can see pictures here, i’m going to put a link down here.
If you want to find more information but pretty exciting, to see an american company doing this there’s a drone on mars, if you haven’t heard we’ve been reporting on this a couple times last week, we said that they had a little delay. They needed to talk to dji to get approval, no just kidding, they just needed to get a software update pushed out, but it was a success they finally flew. They flew for ‘ seconds ‘.1. Seconde, the first test was just a hover test to make sure everything was good. I saw people saying well, why did they just hover? bien, this is this. Is i mean this is amazing if you think about what they did, they flew a uas on a planet. Another planet than earth, which is the first time that this happened, a first powered flight on another planet and uh. They flew at 10 mètres, AGL, alors 33 pieds. Euh,, no lens requests required uh, they didn’t flew at night, so that was that was fine. No waiver required either the cool thing about this is i mentioned this before the uas actually carries a little piece of the fabric that was on the wright brothers aircraft. So a little legacy right here for the first flight in the uh in the world uh with the wright brothers, so that was kind of interesting there’s going to be more of these flights. We don’t really know yet the schedule, but it looks like they’re going to be flying more.
That was the plan all along. They have larger missions now that the hover was successful, they’re going to try to fly a little further away, possibly take some images. I think i had read on the nasa website. They wanted to take some images as well, but the the main goal is to study the uh aerodynamics of flying this aircraft. I think the equivalent atmosphere, i think i read – was flying at 30 000 feet elevation, so that’s uh that’s a huge number and obviously they were able to do it. Donc, c’est, cool, d'accord. Last piece this week is the asrs nasa report as a main aircraft pilot. If any of you that watch are many aircraft, pilots you’re familiar with the nasa report, because it’s been around for a long time the the nasa report, it is run by nasa and i’ll, explain why, in a second but it’s it’s a report that allows pilots, air Traffic controllers mechanics to self report when they broke the fars by accident. So i’ll give you an example: you’re flying around you’re in an area where you’re proved to fly up to 100 pieds, agl and then a a bird comes to attack your drone and you decide to climb up. You were right at 100 pieds, agl and because of that, you climbed and you went 150 feet agl, so you busted the airspace and you did something technically illegal. This report right here allows you to self report that accident without any repercussions.
The great thing about it is, it allows nasa and nasa is a third party in this because they’re not the faa, so they’re collecting the data, not on behalf of the fa but they’re collecting the data. So they can do the analysis for uh the faa. But without the repercussion, so you feel you should feel secure, sending that information to nasa and they’re they’re collecting data on safety, which is good because it helps with a lot of different things and uh. This has been going on, comme je l’ai dit, for a long time with the man aircraft world. A great report i’ve never had to file a nasa report i’m happy about that, but i definitely would file one if something happened. Donc, évidemment,, this is not a get a get out of jail free card right. This is something where it’s only if it’s accidental, if it’s inadvertent, if you’re going in there and you’re busting regulation on purpose flying over people when you’re not supposed to whatever it is or busting into an airspace. This is not going to cover you. This is only if you did it by accident. So if you self report, the fa is basically looking at it as uh. d'accord, you you, you made you, you made an error and and now here’s the information. So i recommend that you take a look at it. Je suis, going to put a link down here, you have 10 days to report that information to nasa when it happens and and i’m glad that this is coming to the uas world.
I was in an faa meeting not too long ago, and we were actually talking about this so i’m glad the fa came out and and did this – and this is all i have for this week. We have the pixel drone show we did uh interview, loretta, alkali and she’s, a former faa attorney and she’s also an adjunct, professor for vaughn college of aeronautics, and we had a really good discussion on remote id and and the legality of remote id. And this is probably not the conversation you would expect from somebody. Who’S worked with the fa for i think 30 années. She was with him for a long long time and she was actually fairly critical about remote id. So i recommend that you go and listen to the conversation, lots of really good questions and good topics. This is on our pixel drone show channel and you can find more information down in that section in the in the comments and we have the airplane news update. Also on our airplane channel this week, i’m talking about an autonomous airplane, actually large, a cessna caravan aircraft that did a successful flight from point a to point b without a pilot, i don’t know if it’s cool, if it’s scary or both. Maybe we talk about delta posting, a pretty big financial loss which is expected and then we’ll talk about a new bonanza aircraft. So if you’re into aircraft or you’re just interested in this head over there and we’ll give you all that information.
But in the meantime again thank you for 100 episodes. I’M really excited about this. I look forward to another 100 et e uh ..