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Inspiring customer experience in residential property. Humanising the house buying process and empowering women surveyors along the way
 
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ProBoat Radio
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Sponsored by Professional BoatBuilder magazine.
 
Dr. History's audio stories of the Old West. Stories of Cowboys, Indians, Mountain men, pioneers, the Oregon Trail, miners, cattle drives, stagecoach and bank robbers, the cavalry, outlaws and lawmen, some famous and some you have never heard of. From the Custer Battlefield to the Klondike to Indian battles to buried treasure and lost mines to the early explorers. I love telling true stories that shaped the old west.
 
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Market Savvy
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Podcast by Megan Walker
 
This is the first free, online wood fibre insulation course. Designed for architects, builders and self-builders, the course covers how to specify, source and use wood fibre effectively.
 
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Ask Drone U
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We’re Drone U, a group of guys who have turned their passion for flight into a profitable business. We love hearing from our fans, and we love helping by answering their questions. That’s why we started the Ask Drone U podcast in 2015. Since then, we are one of the largest, most popular DAILY drone podcasts out there. Each episode features an actual question submitted from someone just like you! We wish we could answer everyone’s question(s), but we’ll do our best to get through as many of t ...
 
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Today's show is about cloud processing software. What is the advantage of using Pix4D over cloud processing software like DroneDeploy? Can you rely on cloud processing software for mapping critical jobs?Our caller, Nick from Iowa is wondering why we refrain from talking about cloud processing software like Skycatch. Cloud Processing software ar ...…
 
Today's show is about the FAA, and how they conduct their investigations. Will the FAA dig up your old records and pull you up for your past misdemeanors?Our caller, Michael has been asked to fly by his employer. The problem is that the company drone was flown without necessary authorization by the previous pilot. Will Michael be taken to task ...…
 
In today's show, we are joined by Arnauld Thiercelin, Head of R&D at DJI to discuss the launch of Windows SDK in partnership with Microsoft. What is a SDK? And, how will acesss to the Microsoft ecosystem via a SDK greatly increase the scope of drone applications?Paul and Arnauld join us from DJI Airworks 2018 to discuss the launch of Windows SD ...…
 
In today's show, drone industry majors at DJI Airworks 2018 join forces to discuss some of the most exciting UAS policy developments - and REVEAL how these will help the industry gain greater traction in the coming years.DJI, FAA, AUVSI, PrecisionHawk and other industry heavyweights analyze the latest UAS policies, and share how these will affe ...…
 
In today's show we are again joined by Angad Singh to discuss how drone technology is transforming developing countries like India and Nepal. Do these countries have a chance to overtake United States as the largest adopter of drone technology?Angad Singh from Pix4D is gracious enough to join us for another show today. Angad just got back from ...…
 
In today's show, we discuss the tremendous benefits of adopting drone technology in agriculture. Do you need high end drone equipment to capture and process accurate data? And, what are some popular misconceptions that farmers need to be aware of?Paul is joined by good friend Angad Singh, Technical Sales Engineer with Pix4D. Paul and Angad disc ...…
 
Dirty, dangerous and slow, thousands traveled by stage. Despite robbers, Indians and narrow roads, the real terror was accidents, sometimes caused by careless drivers.
 
In today's show, Drone U Chief Pilot, Paul Aitken is joined by Brendan Schulman, VP of Policy and Legal Affairs at DJI to analyze how FAA's Reauthorization Bill will impact the drone industry in coming years.Paul and Brendan join us from AirWorks 2018 to discuss the FAA Reauthorizaton Bill. You will learn about the major changes that the drone ...…
 
Today's show is about dealing with condo associations that try to prevent drone pilots from setting flight. Can the HOA legally prevent you from setting flight?Our caller loves to fly from his home balcony and capture some cool aerial shots. Recently, he was in for a rude shock when his HOA ordered him to not set flight from his home anymore. C ...…
 
Today's question is about using handheld stabilizers to capture zoom and thermal shots. Can you use the Osmo to capture such shots? If not, what is your alternative?Our caller, Joe from Nebraska is wondering if he can use his Osmo to capture high zoom and thermal shots. We compare the Osmo to another DJI stabilizer, Ronin S. But, can you mount ...…
 
Today's question is about hiring a VO. Does FAA have any legal requirements when it comes to hiring a Visual Observer (VO)? Is it okay to hire a young and inexperienced VO?Our caller, Joe has a question about hiring a Visual Observer (VO) for his drone operations. He has several kids of his own - all of them less than 16 years of age. Is it a g ...…
 
As Indians attacked the freight wagon, the military escort abandoned Joe and Mac. Muleskinner Joe held off the attack as Mac rode for help, but would they get there in time?
 
Today's question is about dealing with unlicensed drone operators. Should you report unlicensed pilots who can possibly cause damage to others because of their frivolous attitude?Our caller, Joe was recently in for a shock. He ran into an unlicensed operator who flew for disaster relief when the last hurricane hit Texas. How should Jill deal wi ...…
 
Today's show is about disciplining your employees and holding them accountable. Lazy and careless employees can stunt an organization's growth. What are some effective ways of preventing this ?Employee insubordination is a common problem that employers and managers have to deal with. And our caller, Michael is no different. Michael recently dis ...…
 
Today's question is about dealing with the competition. How do you deal with drone pilots who offer free drone services in order to steal away your clients?Our caller, Ben from Maryland works in construction management. Along with this, Ben also takes up drone jobs. A new pilot has approached one of Ben's long term clients, and offered to do Be ...…
 
Today's show is about using drone mapping to estimate volume of a body of water. Is this even possible? If so, what steps do you need to follow in order to make an accurate volumetric assessment?There are a some little-known drone applications that can be hugely beneficial. One of them is making volumetric measurements of water bodies via drone ...…
 
Today's show is about flying your drone over a military base. Is it really difficult to get authorization to fly over a military base?Our caller, Adam wishes to take up a mapping job that involves flying over a military base. Is this possible? Can you get authorization to fly over a military base via LAANC? Paul recounts his own experience and ...…
 
Known as the "King of Bears", Idaho Jack was big, smart and dangerous. Swartz didn't want to kill this legend; he wanted to outsmart and capture him.
 
Today's question is about selecting a drone via which you can achieve cinematic excellence as well as mapping accuracy. Can you opt for the Mavic 2 Pro with its 1 inch Hasselblad sensor? Or, should you rather wait for the soon-to-be-launched Phantom 5?Our caller, Adam has recently passed his 107. Adam has extensive experience in the geo-spatial ...…
 
Today, we talk about unlocking your DJI drone. Are you being stopped by DJI's geofencing system? How do you unlock your drone so that you can fly again?Our caller, Jon from Canada has a question about DJI's geofencing system. He is wondering how he can unlock a red zone on his DJI drone. DJI's geofencing system can be divided into three zones - ...…
 
Today's show is about marketing drone software to pilots. What are the current software trends in the drone industry? And how do you find clients for a drone software business?We have a different and interesting question lined up for you today. Our caller, Ryan is a drone pilot and a software developer. Ryan develops software solutions that hel ...…
 
In today's show we talk about DJI's newest launch - the Phantom 4 RTK. Can the Phantom 4 RTK prove to be the ultimate surveying solution? How does this DJI product compare with existing alternatives as far as technical capabilities and cost is concerned?DJI recently launched the Phantom 4 Pro RTK. DJI is offering a drone, base station and the R ...…
 
Today's question is about making an impressive drone demo reel. How do you come up with a demo reel that resonates with your target audience? And, how do you use this demo reel to give your drone business greater visibility?Our caller, Jonny is planning on offering his drone services to the construction industry, and is wondering how he can com ...…
 
He was the blacksmith at the Rock Creek Station and rumored to be a horse thief. A detective found enough evidence, so it was decided that Dave Simpson must hang.
 
Today's question is about live-streaming your drone footage. Can you live-stream drone footage to conduct an interactive class room session? Do you need any additional equipment for doing so?Our caller, Ken from NJ has come up with a well-thought-of question today. He is planning on live-streaming drone footage to classrooms in order to heighte ...…
 
Today's question is about drone laws for hobby pilots. Can a hobby pilot fly without prior FAA permission in an area with "No Drone" signs? In the worst case scenario, can he simply get away by begging forgiveness?Our caller, Vikram has come up with a question that many of you must be wondering about. With the passage of the 2018 FAA Reauthoriz ...…
 
We have a special episode for you today. Paul is joined by Angad Singh from Pix4D and Bill English from NTSB to discuss the forthcoming Accident Reconstruction Training to be held at the NTSB training academy in Ashburn, VA from December 4-7.This show kickstarts with Paul quizzing Angad Singh about the various nuances of accident reconstruction ...…
 
Today's question is about flying in areas with heavy GPS interference. Flying your drone in GPS negative areas is a different ball game. What are some Tips and Tricks that can help you avoid a drone crash?Our caller, Ashley from London has a chance to take up a lucrative drone assignment. The only catch is that Ashley will be flying in an oil r ...…
 
Today's question is about creating water delineation models via UAV mapping. What sort of actionable insights will you get from a water delineation model? And, which are the best drone systems for this job?Drone mapping is being used to acquire intelligence for little known applications. One such application is optimization of irrigation system ...…
 
Whipsaw, an old trapper, took in a captive 2 year old Pawnee Indian boy. Named "Little Cayuse" he had an acute sense of alertness that enabled him to warn of approaching danger.
 
Broaden your horizons, widen your vision and remember what counts
 
In today's episode we analyze the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. How will this Act impact our drone industry? We do a DEEP DIVE to discuss all facets (both good and bad).It is a momentous day for drone industry - The FAA Reauthorization Act has been finally passed by Senate. So, how does this Act impact you? If you are a hobby pilot, there is ...…
 
Today's show is about pricing strategies in drone mapping. What is the optimum workflow for driving efficiencies and profitability in drone mapping?Our caller, Mark is elated on the prospect of executing his first mapping project - a 2 acre commercial box store. But at the same time, Mark is unsure how much he should charge for his drone servic ...…
 
1900 miles of bandits, Indians, blizzards and deserts were challenges faced by these daring and brave young men. A financial failure, it lasted only 18 months.
 
Today's question is about achieving good work-life balance. Managing our personal and professional lives is a daily struggle for most of us. Is it possible to grow your drone business without compromising your family life?Our caller, Josh from UK has come up with an interesting and highly relevant question. Like most of you, Josh is willing to ...…
 
Today's question is about drone jobbing companies. How do you deal with companies like DroneBase and Uplift who are trying to lure away clients by offering dirt cheap services?Our caller, Kevin has been a drone pilot since the past 5 years. Kevin is worried that drone jobbing companies might poach his clients. What strategies can Kevin employ t ...…
 
Encouraging more women into surveying improves diversity and in turn, helps improve with the way we approach our work. Join me on a journey from MRICS to FRICS.
 
Today we have a two part question. The first part is about the benefit (if any) of advertising a private pilot license. The second part is about carbon fiber blades.Our caller is a manned pilot who has just ventured into the drone business. He is wondering if using carbon fiber blades on his Phantom 4 Pro can help him in any way. Paul deep dive ...…
 
Today's question is about scaling up your drone business. What steps do you need to take in order to transition from a one man show to a larger organization?Our caller, Josh is in a dilemma. Like many of his counterparts, Josh owns a flourishing drone business. However, because he is running his drone business as a one man show, he is unable to ...…
 
Today's episode is about using your drone for an investigative business. Are you abiding with the law if you use your drone for an investigation?Our caller, Chris from Miami has come up with a question that many you must be wondering about. Chris has received an offer to fly his drone over a private property in order to conduct some investigati ...…
 
The Chilcoot Pass was the route many miners took to the gold fields. They carried the required 2000 pounds of supplies and had their own form of justice for thieves.
 
Today's question is about filming a golf course. What pricing strategies and flying techniques should you use while flying a golf course? We have some great Tips and Tricks just for you.Our caller, Ivan from Las Vegas is working at a high end country club. Because Ivan is Part 107 certified, his employers have approached him to make a marketing ...…
 
Sometimes we can make it physically hard for our customers to find their way around - it doesn't have to be that way! In this episode,​ I share two examples and what made a difference.
 
Today's question is about the Litchi application. Should you use apps like Litchi and Autopilot to set waypoints? Are there any other applications that you can use?Our caller, Josh from UK has come up with a question that many of you must be wondering about. Does using applications like Litchi and Autopilot simplify your flying experience and a ...…
 
Getting started in your own business as a residential surveyor can be a tad tricky. I am looking for some Founding Members to join me on a journey to co-create and grow The Surveyor Hub.Get in touch to find out more!#lovesurveying #mariononsurveying #thesurveyorhub
 
Today's episode is about renewing your airspace authorization. With LAANC in place, do you really need to renew your airspace authorization? We have some great Tips just for you.Airspace authorizations granted outside of Dronezone or LAANC are set to expire soon. So, if you are in this same boat, should you go for an airspace authorization rene ...…
 
It’s not ‘managing expectations’ it’s being clear at the beginning, the middle and the end.#customerengagement #customerexperience #mariononsurveying #womeninsurveying
 
Today we have a very special show. Brandon Packman from Skywatch joins Paul to discuss their different drone insurance products which have been creating quite a buzz.In this episode, you will discover all pertinent details of Skywatch's revolutionary and well thought of drone insurance. Does Skywatch offer liability insurance as well as hull in ...…
 
In 1851 the Grosh brothers discovered the Comstock Lode. This led to the greatest Nevada boomtown ever, Virginia City. Huge veins of silver and gold produced millions for many of the owners.
 
Today's episode is about fixing a drifting horizon line. A drifting horizon line is an eyesore that can potentially lead to unhappy clients. So, what are some Tips and Tricks to deal with this problem?We have another great question lined up for you today. Our caller is unsure how she can fix a drifting horizon line. Can calibrating your IMU hel ...…
 
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