DJI, the renowned drone manufacturer, recently announced a significant milestone in unmanned aerial technology. According to their official newsroom, more than 1,000 people have been… Read More »DJI: Over 1000 People Rescued by Drones
Hello! I'm Kevin Barber, a FAA Certified commercial drone pilot in Des Moines. While I specialize in Architectural and Real Estate Photography, I have done roofing inspections, aerial mapping & modeling, and various other professional drone jobs. I have been flying drones since 2014 and am active as an administrator in the Des Moines UAV Club, a Facebook group with over 1,300 members. I have also been a part of the FAA's FAASTeam as a Drone Pro, promoting safety in drone operation.
In complete contrast to the proposed Iowa legislation, Mississippi has just passed a very well-written bill, Senate Bill 1246 “Uncrewed Aircraft Systems’ Rights and Authorities… Read More »Mississippi’s new law: a model for Iowa’s lawmakers
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed in an email on March 6, 2023 that it alone has the responsibility to regulate airspace. The FAA is… Read More »FAA Confirms Exclusive Responsibility for Airspace
An Iowa House bill that is meant to curtail the aerial surveillance of livestock facilities in the state might have damaging implications for businesses that use drones to conduct land surveys, advertise agricultural real estate and evaluate storm damage, among other purposes, according to some of those business owners.