Episode 44: Pilots prefer manual flight to autopilot, DAC meeting, inside Utah's UAS use


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This week on the InterDrone podcast, we sat down with Sally French, aka The Drone Girl from TheDroneGirl.com and Paul Wheeler, the Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Manager for the Utah Department of Transportation. We spoke about the latest DAC (Drone Advisory Committee) meeting, the DroneUp study which found drone delivery pilots preferred manual flight to autopilot, we discussed new capital investments into drones for renewable energy inspection, and much more. The episode concludes with an interview with Paul Wheeler, about how he has grown his drone fleet at UDOT to over three dozen aircraft. Links from the podcast: The FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee: Here’s What Happened - https://dronelife.com/2020/06/21/the-faas-drone-advisory-committee-heres-what-happened/ INVESTORS BET ON DRONES IN RENEWABLE ENERGY - http://thedronegirl.com/2020/06/22/renewable-energy-drones/ DELIVERY DRONE PILOTS PREFER MANUAL FLIGHTS TO AUTONOMOUS ONES. WHICH IS BETTER? - http://thedronegirl.com/2020/06/17/drone-pilots-prefer-manual/ Speakers: Sally French http://thedronegirl.com/ https://twitter.com/TheDroneGirl https://www.linkedin.com/in/sallyfrench/ Paul Wheeler https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-wheeler-5866668/ Michael Pehel https://interdrone.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelpehel/ CJ Smith https://interdrone.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/gcsmithv/ To subscribe to the InterDrone newsletter and get commercial drone content delivered to your inbox weekly, visit: https://interdrone.com/newsletter/

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