Issue No. 9 – 2016 in Review
Dec 5, 2016
First, thanks to everyone who helped us in our inaugural year here at AgFlyers! It’s because of your continued readership and suggestions that we’re able to deliver more of the kind of content that’s helping more and more ag professionals to take to air safely and responsibly! Our reader base has grown since we began in spring; so we’re using the ninth issue of AgFlyers to bring everyone up to speed by presenting the top posts of 2016!
In this month’s issue –
Wherever we go, we get questions about the “secret sauce” for returning consistent and complete aerial surveys. So it’s no wonder that this post by Beau is the most read on AgFlyers to date. Just like GPS technology before it, photogrammetry is [yet another] new skill set that the modern farmer must be familiar with!
Growers and Ranchers have to be cost-conscious: It’s the nature of the beast. Nobody wants to buy a drone just to have it lying around in the shed during the months when there are no crops in the field. That’s probably why Curt’s piece regarding the possibilities for off-season flight struck a chord with so many of you!
When we talk to prospective farmers (and sometimes the parents and grandparents of prospective farmers), one of the first questions asked is, “How do I get a job flying drones for agriculture?” Our most-viewed podcast is our chat with our Canadian friend Markus Weber of LandView Drones. In this podcast, we attempt to peer into the “workforce crystal ball” as we discuss where we see fly-for-service heading in a new age of properly regulated airpsace in both the United States and Canada.
More events for 2017!
We’ve got a big ol’ list of events here around the Northwest Kansas Area that we’ll be adding to the Events Page this month. Have an event from your neck of the woods that you’d like to share as well? Reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook, or use the handy form to right on the Events Page to leave us the 4-1-1! Your voice matters!