North Star Aerial has been awarded wide area clearance to fly in MSP Class Bravo Airspace. This allows short-notice jobs to be executed (in most areas) forgoing the long approval process. We must operate in the appropriate altitudes based off the FAA's ARCGIS grid.This pre-approved status will open up lots of opportunity in the Twin Cities. We are excited to be able to fly on short notice!
Some of the things we're doing, thinking and flying.
The Space Uterus is helping ‘put puberty on the map’ through Netflix’s newest series: Big Mouth—an adult-animated comedy that dissects the highs and lows of the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
The Space Uterus was designed and executed by Stan Herd. This is only one of countless works from all across the world. For over 40 years, the ‘father of crop art’ has helped in transforming how the world looks from above. His earthworks are designed and then executed by planting, mowing, burning and plowing. Stan is well-known for “Young Woman Of China”, a 5 acre piece in China.
We had a blast working on this promo! I always know when we work with director Andrew Melby everything will be dialed in ready to go. This shoot was no exception, we had one take to get this right and everything went perfectly!
North Star Aerial adds another compliance feather to its cap. While the FAA continues to make progress with the integration of drones into the national airspace, the State of Minnesota has recently initiated requirements governing drone activities as well. The Minnesota Department of Transportation Aviation now mandates that you, as a UAS operator, register your aircraft with the state, meet their insurance requirements, and then obtain an annual operator license.
Some believe that this is nothing more than a revenue grab from the state. I remain optimistic, andbelieve that it is just another check and balance with in the industry.
However, this could prove detrimental to our industry. There is the possibility that each state will adopt it's own rules and regulations for the newly emerging drone industry.
We need uniform and consistent national regulation, rather than state by state legislation. A national operator's license, much like a local driver's license, would give each pilot the freedom to both travel and conduct business nationwide, without the barrier to enter of state by state regulation.