Podcast Episode 47: Drone Farming?

Aerial Influence

One of the more popular technological advancements over the past few years has been drones.  Once huge and expensive machines can now be easily bought on Amazon for just a few dollars and require very little training to become an ace drone pilot.  Maybe you have a drone for recreational use and haven’t crashed it yet.  Or perhaps more realistically, you’re a common drone pilot that crashes into windows, doors, and fences.  Drone technology is here to stay and make our lives a bit easier in some areas.  Many industries, like agriculture, are taking advantage of this emerging technology to solve problems like applying pesticides, surveying irrigation equipment and land, to even delivering beneficial insects to crops.

Our guests today are David Plummer and Michael Ferguson from Illinois based Aerial Influence focused on drone technology.  David and Michael will both explain how drone technology has changed in recent years, the many uses of drones in the agriculture industry, and what regulations drone pilots must follow.  They will also tell us how police and fire departments are starting to use drones by aiding in search and rescue operations and even drones being used in delivery services.

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Show Highlights:

  • David and Michael’s start in the drone world
  • Drone Technology
  • How drones have become more user-friendly
  • DJ Mavic Mini
  • GoPro Karma Drone
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations for drone use
  • How farmers use drone technology
  • Drones used to survey fields
  • Drones used to spray pesticides
  • Agricultural Education Programs offering drone classes
  • How Aerial Influence got started in the agriculture space
  • Police and Firefighters drone uses
  • The future of drone technology


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