Drone Rules and things to know with Erik Petersen

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In this episode, chapter lead Jacob is joined by Erik Petersen who is a Microsoft Software Engineer that is also a pilot that is deeply active in the aerospace community.  We talk about rules and things you need to know before you fly and places you can go to help you get that information.    

The Facebook group Erik helps admin to help folks with Part 107 or 333 exemptions (the pinned doc is a goldmine):


PNW Drone Squad Group:


Where to fly (FAA):


Deleting your registration and applying for a $5 refund:


Where to find notices, e.g. GPS interference testing:


Washington State Parks and drones:




Various city ordinances:


Online charts and plotting:


Complete guide to the Taylor v Faa lawsuit and ruling:


My favorite online instructor (and all around nice guy), Jason Schappert. You might know him from Flying Wild Alaska, he was Arial's instructor. Here is his part 107 course:



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The Discussion

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    Thanks Jacob, our time ran short, had a great time, can't wait for our next episode. I also want to recognize my other co-admins (I already mentioned Vic) on groups/faapart107, Doren Sean Micheal, Brett Woods, Carlos Espiga.

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    Can't believe M-Soft PAYS this dude! he can't articulate anything worth waiting for! jeez Jacob!, please get better speakers for your sho! I watch every episodeand this one, by far was just terrible! Maybe you should have your speakers refrain from imbibing, or smokin dope for 48 hours before any appearance on your show....

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    Awesome video! You covered the topic in depth. For those looking to get the basics, I really recommend this guide: http://3dinsider.com/drone-safety/

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