Should I get the Watson Duo Charger?

Should I get the Watson Duo Charger?

Should I get the Watson Duo Charger?

LightSport Man February 2019 Update - Planes, Drones and Real Estate!

LightSport Man February 2019 Update - Planes, Drones and Real Estate!

So much is going on in 2019 and I am so happy to talk about:

  • Light Planes

  • Flight Training

  • Drone UAV Service

  • Drone UAV Training

  • Real Estate Ground Photography


    https://www.lightsportman.com
    https://www.premieruavaerial.com
    https://www.professionaldroneassociation.net

Dont Be Lift On The Ground…… DRONES and UASs…….

Dont Be Lift On The Ground…… DRONES and UASs…….

Dont Be Lift On The Ground…… DRONES and UASs…….

LIVE: The LightSport Man Story and Light Sport Plane Talk @ 2019 COPPERSTATE Fly-In

LIVE: The LightSport Man Story and Light Sport Plane Talk @ 2019 COPPERSTATE Fly-In

LIVE: The LightSport Man Story and Light Sport Plane Talk @ 2019 COPPERSTATE Fly-In

Realtors Liable for $11,000 FAA fines for hiring unlicensed Drone Operators

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Go ahead …Make my day!

We all know that famous line from Dirty Harry.  Well that’s what the FAA is saying to Realtors with their new regulations concerning drones.  It has been a while coming, those anxiously awaited regulations that allow us all the freedom we want in using these new toys to market our listings.  We want that edge on the competition.  Look at how cool this looks.  I can get Jimmy down the street to do it.  He has a drone and needs a few bucks.

We can think of all kinds of justification but don’t normally spend the time in researching the rules and regulations the government forces on us in their attempt to control our lives and make us march like sheep to their tune.  (well enough of my gov rant).  So let me help you figure this out.

I belong to several large groups of professional photographers across the US and the World, many of whom are Pilots and Licensed Drone operators.  We have been discussing and sharing news, information and ideas for many years.  Here’s the latest from the PFRE web site…

Photography For Real Estate » Realtors Have Liability for Hiring an Unlicensed Drone Operator…..

“Just as an update, the FAA confirmed in writing this week of the fines that can be applied. For a pilot who is unlicensed, the fine is $1,100 per occurrence/flight where imagery is used commercially. More importantly perhaps, the fine for the the real estate agent who hires an unlicensed pilot is $11,000. Of course, if you’re an agent who bought a drone and took the photos or video yourself, you will be liable for both fines.”

Let me put that into plain words for you.  Every time you take “Jimmy” (the local high school kid) with you to shoot some “commercial” (that’s you) drone shots, he is liable for $1,000 in fines and you are liable for $12,100 in fines.  Then to make matters worse you are presenting them with the proof just by publishing those images on the MLS.  All it takes my friends is a competitor to turn you in.  We all know that never happens.  None of you ever had anonymous complaints sent to the Realtor Board about some advertisement or web site that unknowingly bent the rules just a little.  That never happens does it?

Did you know that if you fly one of these things within 5 miles of the perimeter of an airport you must call the control tower and provide them with all the information (by the way be prepared to be licensed when you talk to them)?  Did you know Hartwood acres is within 5 miles of Pittsburgh North East Airport?  Did you know the intersection of Route 8 and 228 is within 5 miles of Pittsburgh Butler Regional Airport?  Does “Jimmy” know that?

There are licensed drone operators that are insured and provide reasonable services.  Use them when needed.  Use them when it makes sense.  Research them.  Hire only Legal, Safe, Insured, Licensed operators.

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Top 5 Rules For Using Drones In Business

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Let Johnathan Smith aka LightSport Man come into your company and show you how protect your company by hiring a pro for your drone services.

The business of drones is expected to be a multi-billion dollar industry in the next few years, and it is starting to have a major impact in some key business sectors. The Real Estate industry is at the top of that list when it comes to businesses poised to take advantage of this emerging technology.

And the FAA changed of the rules in the fall of 2016 when it comes to the use of drones. We have created a workshop specifically tailored to agents and brokers to help them understand these opportunities, the new rules as they apply to the real estate market, and how to take advantage of these new rules to sell listings faster. This powerful workshop outlines:

  • The opportunities these rule changes create for Realtors.

  • The specific FAA Drone rules/laws that apply to Realtors.

  • Why Realtors may be in the best position in 2019 to take advantage of the

    new FAA rules to sell more listings, and sell them faster by using drone

    videos.

  • How one local realtor sold a listing in 1 hour using a drone video.

  • How and where to use a drone video to market a listing and rise above the

    competition (pun intended).

  • How Realtors can create drone videos themselves (legally) and 5 great tips to

    help them succeed when doing this on their own.

  • How to hire a professional drone pilot, what to expect and how choose the

    right pilot to work with.

  • How to tap into Facebook’s hidden database of homebuyers to help you use

    your drone video to sell your listings faster.

    This workshop clears up all the misinformation surrounding the use of drones in the real estate industry. It covers everything agents and brokers need to know now that the FAA has released the new Part 107 Rules, and finally allows them to make an informed decision about the use of done videos in their own businesses.

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How Drones Are Changing Real Estate Marketing - Tips and Information

How Drones Are Changing Real Estate Marketing

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Let Johnathan Smith aka LightSport Man come into your company and show you how protect your company by hiring a pro for your drone services.

The business of drones is expected to be a multi-billion dollar industry in the next few years, and it is starting to have a major impact in some key business sectors. The Real Estate industry is at the top of that list when it comes to businesses poised to take advantage of this emerging technology.

And the FAA changed of the rules in the fall of 2016 when it comes to the use of drones. We have created a workshop specifically tailored to agents and brokers to help them understand these opportunities, the new rules as they apply to the real estate market, and how to take advantage of these new rules to sell listings faster. This powerful workshop outlines:

  • The opportunities these rule changes create for Realtors.

  • The specific FAA Drone rules/laws that apply to Realtors.

  • Why Realtors may be in the best position in 2019 to take advantage of the

    new FAA rules to sell more listings, and sell them faster by using drone

    videos.

  • How one local realtor sold a listing in 1 hour using a drone video.

  • How and where to use a drone video to market a listing and rise above the

    competition (pun intended).

  • How Realtors can create drone videos themselves (legally) and 5 great tips to

    help them succeed when doing this on their own.

  • How to hire a professional drone pilot, what to expect and how choose the

    right pilot to work with.

  • How to tap into Facebook’s hidden database of homebuyers to help you use

    your drone video to sell your listings faster.

    This workshop clears up all the misinformation surrounding the use of drones in the real estate industry. It covers everything agents and brokers need to know now that the FAA has released the new Part 107 Rules, and finally allows them to make an informed decision about the use of done videos in their own businesses.

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UAS Professional Pilot LightSport - Protect Your Company Hire A Pro

UAS Professional Pilot LightSport - Protect Your Company Hire A Pro

UAS Professional Pilot LightSport - Protect Your Company Hire A Pro

LightSport Man New Website Is Live!!

LightSport Man New Website Is Live!!

LightSport Man new website is live..

AOPA's 2018 Flight Training Experience Survey - Congrats Johnathan Smith (LightSport Man)

AOPA's 2018 Flight Training Experience Survey Exciting news! Our very own Johnathan Smith (LightSport Man) has been recognized as a Distinguished Flight Instructor, a title given to top scoring flight instructors from AOPA's 2018 Flight Training Experience Survey. AOPA’s Flight Training Experience Awards were created to highlight the best flight training the industry has to offer. Congrats Johnathan Smith (LightSport Man), and thanks to all who took the survey!

WE NEED YOUR HELP - Bike (E-MTB) for disabled people

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PLEASE HELP SUPPORT RIDERS WITH DISORDERS AND DISABILITIES!! Thanks so much, for taking the time to read this and learn how you or your firm can help support riders with disorders and disabilities.

My name is Johnathan Smith. I am an Advocate for E-Bikes and also E-MTBs.  I help promote them, and work with riders with disorders and/or disabilities.  I spend a lot of my free time working with kids or new riders with disorders and disabilities and helping them get into biking.  As you know E-Bikes are helping riders with disorders and disabilities in so many ways that the benefit of using them is outstanding and this is just one of the ways we have them.

I also do one-on-one training and group rides at all levels to help kids and new riders with disorders and disabilities to get on the road/trail, by doing this I am opening up a new world for them.

I’ve been funding and using Giant products. We have the following bikes:

2018 Giant FULL-E+1 SX PRO 2018 Giant Stance 2 2018 Giant Content 1-TR 2018 Trek PowerFly 5 FS 2017 Giant Stance 1

I been funding this out of my pocket and now its time to try to get some help from others.  We are trying to get some of the following products or 2019 and would love to ask your help

Giant 2019 Trance SX E+ 0 Pro Biking Computers (Garmin, CatEye, Wahoo, etc) Biking Helmets (Giro, MET, Specialized, etc) Biking Locks (Krptonite, Master, etc) Biking Lights (Blaze, Lezyne, etc)

This is a great cause, and hopefully the work being done could help people with E-Bikes (electric assist bicycles, not self propelled, gas or electric) who would like to use the trails and resources other cyclists are privileged to access without restriction. The E-Bike is a great advancement for those who’d otherwise not be able to ride.

Now more about me…

People know me most as the famous pilot named “LightSport Man”.  I’ve been in the news a number of times with the titles “LightSport Man Overcomes Obstacles to Take Flight”, “Do You Know the LightSport Man?”, “Pilot Has a Stutter”, “LightSport Man Flies Over Obstacles”, “Pilot’s Stutter Flies Under Radar”, “Pilot’s Stutter Disappears When He Files”, “Flight Instructor’s Severe Stutter Disappears When He Flies”, and more.

I have been in media outlets like: 12 News, 3 News Now, 9 News KUSA, ABC10.com, AOPA, AZ Center, Argus Leader, Aviators Hot Line, Courier Journal, Daily News, Delaware Online, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Free Press, EAA The Spirit of Aviation,  El Paso Times, Farmington Daily Times, Flying Magazine, Florida Today, General Aviation News, Humankind, IndyStar, KAGS TV, KCEN TV, KENS 5 News, KHOU 11 News, KING 5 News, KREM 2 News, Lebanon Daily News, Iowa City Press, MSN, Naples Daily News, Peoria Republic,  The Asbury Park Press, The Delmarva Daily Times, The Shreveport times, The Tennessee, USA Today, WUSA 9 News, WFAA-TV, WHAS 11 News, WKYC Channel 3 - Cleveland News, myCentralJersey, plus more…

My story is a great story and helps so many others with disorders. I offer free rides to kids or others with disabilities and/or disorders, and for those who have never experienced flying in a Light Sport airplane. But now I have a NEW FIGHT, and I need everyone’s help.  I am now flighting for riders with disorders or disabilities to have the right to ride class 1 E-Bikes.  This is a new fight for me and one that I know I can win with everyone’s support. I am fighting for E-Bikes and E-MTBs to have the same rights as riders and to give those riders that need the help access and places to ride them. Please go to the following Facebook page and click LIKE and also please share this story and the page.  Thanks so much

https://www.gofundme.com/bike-emtb-for-disabled-people

Johnathan Smith Advocate for E-Bikes.

LightSport Man Flighting for E-Bikes for Everyone..

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This is a great cause, and hopefully the work being done could help people with E-Bikes (electric assist bicycles, not self propelled, gas or electric) who would like to use the trails and resources other cyclists are privileged to access without restriction. The E-Bike is a great advancement for those who’d otherwise not be able to ride. Now more about me…

People know me most as the famous pilot named “LightSport Man”.  I’ve been in the news a number of times with the titles “LightSport Man Overcomes Obstacles to Take Flight”, “Do You Know the LightSport Man?”, “Pilot Has a Stutter”, “LightSport Man Flies Over Obstacles”, “Pilot’s Stutter Flies Under Radar”, “Pilot’s Stutter Disappears When He Files”, “Flight Instructor’s Severe Stutter Disappears When He Flies”, and more. 

I have been in media outlets like: 12 News, 3 News Now, 9 News KUSA, ABC10.com, AOPA, AZ Center, Argus Leader, Aviators Hot Line, Courier Journal, Daily News, Delaware Online, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Free Press, EAA The Spirit of Aviation,  El Paso Times, Farmington Daily Times, Flying Magazine, Florida Today, General Aviation News, Humankind, IndyStar, KAGS TV, KCEN TV, KENS 5 News, KHOU 11 News, KING 5 News, KREM 2 News, Lebanon Daily News, Iowa City Press, MSN, Naples Daily News, Peoria Republic,  The Asbury Park Press, The Delmarva Daily Times, The Shreveport times, The Tennessee, USA Today, WUSA 9 News, WFAA-TV, WHAS 11 News, WKYC Channel 3 - Cleveland News, myCentralJersey, plus more… 

My story is a great story and helps so many others with disorders. I offer free rides to kids or others with disabilities and/or disorders, and for those who have never experienced flying in a Light Sport airplane. But now I have a NEW FIGHT, and I need everyone’s help.  I am now flighting for riders with disorders or disabilities to have the right to ride class 1 E-Bikes.  This is a new fight for me and one that I know I can win with everyone’s support. I am fighting for E-Bikes and E-MTBs to have the same rights as riders

and to give those riders that need the help access and places to ride them. Please go to the following Facebook page and click LIKE and also please share this story and the page.  Thanks so much

https://www.facebook.com/Johnathan-Smith-Advocate-for-EBikes-and-EMTBs-1862042213861894/

Johnathan Smith Advocate for E-Bikes.

ARIZONA REAL ESTATE AGENTS GET YOUR $19.99 AERIAL REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE TODAY!!

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PREMIER UAV / DRONE AERIAL$19.99 AERIAL REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY AERIAL REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY

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ONE—Aerial photography reduces days on the market by 32% on average. TWO—They result in a higher sales price, about 5.25% on average. THREE—Aerial photography highlights property features, landmarks, and amenities that a regular ground level shot could never show. FOUR—Aerial photographs create a higher perceived value of both the property and the Realtor.

To see exactly how our services can benefit you, we’d like to give you your very first aerial photo shoot for your next listing for $19.99, absolutely $19.99. There is no obligation, so you’ve got nothing to lose.

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LightSport Man and Premier UAV Aerial helps Paradise Honor High School in Surprise, AZ

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Premier UAV Aerial loves working with local schools and helping them out.  This week Premier UAV Aerial had the luck to work with Paradise Honor High School in Surprise, AZ and show them what a Drone (UAV) and Orthomosaic Mapping can do for them.

 

Orthomosaic Mapping taking place at Paradise Honor High School in Surprise, AZ

WHAT IS ORTHOMOSAIC MAPPING

Get an aerial view of a site before construction begins and ends.  Orthomosaic photos can be overlain on plans to help with planning and design.  You can also track to see if you're on plan with your design.  Our UAV / Drones can produce sophisticated 2D maps and 3D digital elevation models that enable you to fill in imaging gaps left by satellite mapping with up-to-date data. Orthomosaic maps are created with a large number of overlapping photos covering a defined area..  After capturing precise aerial imagery, we then use software to knit the photos into georectified orthomosaics.

Ben Clark from Paradise Honor High School in Surprise, AZ - We are excited to use this detailed map to improve security and traffic flows around our facilities!

If you would like more information about this and how we can help you please checkout the website at https://www.premieruavaerial.com

LightSport Man - DJI Mavic Air Review

https://youtu.be/BpPA-yCfGrY

LightSport Man Review - DJI Crystalsky 7 85" Ultra Brightness

https://youtu.be/D3STtZfdXBk  

Premier UAV Aerial helps out #REDFORED

Premier UAV Aerial helps out #REDFORED https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PUp5mDQqfI&feature=youtu.be

WHAT IS PLANT HEALTH DRONE / UAV MAPPING

MAPPING

Mapping and analysis using the latest UAV / Drone specific photogrammetry software.  Maps can be coordinated with site survey using Ground Control Points for greater accuracy.

PLANT HEALTH MAPPING

Plant Health is a set of tools specifically targeted towards agriculture.  The main purpose of these tools is to allow you to explore your agricultural data even more deeply.  Using this tool, you can adjust the contrast to highlight variability (and hence problem areas) within a field. Once you have identified the relevant NDVI ranges, the thresholding tool lets you quantify damage and predict yields by showing the area within an NDVI range.

WHAT IS PLANT HEALTH DRONE / UAV MAPPING

SERVING ALL ARIZONA Avondale l Benson l Bisbee l Buckeye l Bullhead City l Camp Verde l Carefree l Casa Grande l Cave Creek l Chandler l Chino Valley l Clarkdale l Clifton l Colorado City l Coolidge l Cottonwood l Dewey-Humboldt Douglas l Duncan l Eagar l El Mirage l  Eloy l Flagstaff l Florence l Fountain Hills l Fredonia l Gila Bend l Gilbert l Glendale l Globe l Goodyear l Guadalupe l Hayden l Holbrook l Huachuca City l Jerome l Kearn l Kingman  Lake Havasu City l  Litchfield Park l Mammoth l Marana l Maricopa l Mesa l Miami  Nogales l Oro Valley l Page l Paradise Valley l Parker l Patagonia l Payson l Peoria l Phoenix l Pima l Pine Top-Lakeside Prescott l Prescott Valley l Quarztsite l Queen Creek l Safford l Sahuarita l San Luis l Scottsdale l Sedona l  Show Low l Sierra Vista l Snow Flake l Somerton l South Tucson l Springerville l St. Johns l Star Valley l Sun City l Sun City West l Superior l Surprise l Taylor l Tempe  l Thatcher l Tolleson l Tombstone l Tucson l Tusayan l Wellton l Wickenburg l Wilcox l Williams l Winkelman l Winslow l Youngtown l Yuma

Learn how ORTHOMOSAIC MAPPING can help you today..

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MAPPING

Mapping and analysis using the latest UAV / Drone specific photogrammetry software.  Maps can be coordinated with site survey using Ground Control Points for greater accuracy.

ORTHOMOSAIC MAPPING

Get an aerial view of a site before construction begins and ends.  Orthomosaic photos can be overlain on plans to help with planning and design.  You can also track to see if you're on plan with your design.  Our UAV / Drones can produce sophisticated 2D maps and 3D digital elevation models that enable you to fill in imaging gaps left by satellite mapping with up-to-date data. Orthomosaic maps are created with a large number of overlapping photos covering a defined area..  After capturing precise aerial imagery, we then use software to knit the photos into georectified orthomosaics.

MAPPING Mapping and analysis using the latest UAV / Drone specific photogrammetry software. Maps can be coordinated with site survey using Ground Control Points for greater accuracy. ORTHOMOSAIC MAPPING Get an aerial view of a site before construction begins and ends. Orthomosaic photos can be overlain on plans to help with planning and design. You can also track to see if you're on plan with your design. Our UAV / Drones can produce sophisticated 2D maps and 3D digital elevation models that enable you to fill in imaging gaps left by satellite mapping with up-to-date data. Orthomosaic maps are created with a large number of overlapping photos covering a defined area.. After capturing precise aerial imagery, we then use software to knit the photos into georectified orthomosaics.

PREMIER UAV AERIAL - FIND OUT HOW TO HIRE A DRONE PILOT THE SAFE WAY

HOW TO HIRE A DRONE PILOT

Please take the time and watch this short video on "How To Hire a Drone Pilot" it has a lot of information that you should know.

https://vimeo.com/224342642

SERVING ALL ARIZONA Avondale l Benson l Bisbee l Buckeye l Bullhead City l Camp Verde l Carefree l Casa Grande l Cave Creek l Chandler l Chino Valley l Clarkdale l Clifton l Colorado City l Coolidge l Cottonwood l Dewey-Humboldt Douglas l Duncan l Eagar l El Mirage l  Eloy l Flagstaff l Florence l Fountain Hills l Fredonia l Gila Bend l Gilbert l Glendale l Globe l Goodyear l Guadalupe l Hayden l Holbrook l Huachuca City l Jerome l Kearn l Kingman  Lake Havasu City l  Litchfield Park l Mammoth l Marana l Maricopa l Mesa l Miami  Nogales l Oro Valley l Page l Paradise Valley l Parker l Patagonia l Payson l Peoria l Phoenix l Pima l Pine Top-Lakeside Prescott l Prescott Valley l Quarztsite l Queen Creek l Safford l Sahuarita l San Luis l Scottsdale l Sedona l  Show Low l Sierra Vista l Snow Flake l Somerton l South Tucson l Springerville l St. Johns l Star Valley l Sun City l Sun City West l Superior l Surprise l Taylor l Tempe  l Thatcher l Tolleson l Tombstone l Tucson l Tusayan l Wellton l Wickenburg l Wilcox l Williams l Winkelman l Winslow l Youngtown l Yuma