July 4th Parade—from Both Commercial and Recreational Pilots

Walt Mayfield (presenter), Steve Simpson (presenter), and Dennis Brooks (club officer). Photo by Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson, Club Officer

The Drone Club meets the fourth Monday evening of each month from 7 to 8 p.m., in Room 104 at the Creative Arts Technology Center. We have no dues and attendance is open for any Robson resident who is interested in anything that is drone related, regardless of what they own or understand but have a desire to learn more about.

Our July 25 meeting was hosted by Walt Mayfield (commercial pilot) and Steve Simpson (Robson Drone Club officer). Walt and Steve’s presentation’s main topic was “July 4th Parade—from Both Commercial and Recreational Pilots.” An in-depth presentation was made of “Capturing Drone and Ground Images of the Robson July 4th Parade,” including the agenda topics of “Pre-Flight Strategy” (Walt), “Pre-Flight Strategy” (Steve), “What Did I Learn?” (Walt), “What Did I Learn?” (Steve), “Changes for 2033,” “YouTube Music Videos,” and wrap-up with questions and answers.

There was much open dialog and interactive discussion during the meeting, with questions regarding the following: “Why was it necessary to have a commercial pilot?” “Why both drone and ground cameras?” “Were there any FAA restrictions?” and “Will you be monetizing your images and videos?”

Our next general meeting session is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 26, at the Creative Arts Technology Center, Room 104, and we are planning a “Drone Fly In | Image Contest.” We hope to see everyone then.