MarioSpeedwagon's Blog (3)

NorCal Man Becomes First in California to Be Arrested for Flying Drone Into Firefighting Zone

I normally don't like to post extremely short blogs that just link to another article, but I think this has been a long time coming. 

I can't say that I hope for severe charges/fines against the operator (at this time), but I do hope that we only have to put up with one more season of seeing this in the news every other day. …


Added by MarioSpeedwagon on July 16, 2016 at 6:05pm — 5 Comments

More than meets the eye: a bit about caution and credibility

One reason I constantly check DIYdrones throughout the day is the tenancy to have well-written and informative blog posts on the front page, as opposed to some of the "hype machine news" found elsewhere, though we get our share as well. 

This blog post is really intended to be "just a blog post". I have multiple half-finished and in progress blog posts…


Added by MarioSpeedwagon on October 1, 2015 at 12:18pm — 22 Comments

Drones in Firefighting (and fire reporting)

Drones & Firefighting

I wanted to (quickly) share some experiences with the use of drones in firefighting, as my UAS and goals differ a bit from most departments we've seen that are starting to use drones. 

I am a career firefighter that recently relocated to a small rural community in Oregon,…


Added by MarioSpeedwagon on July 6, 2015 at 3:57pm — 6 Comments

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