A few months back, we brought you the news of drones and RPA’s and Dave Radcliffe’s involvement with the US Air Force (Read more below). Dave has been usind drone technology to market his newest real estate listings and homes for sale. This week an article was released by David Davis of Vegas Inc, titled Nevada’s Drone Industry Prepared for Take Off. Take a look at how this mainstream technology is hitting the radar near you…
Nevada’s Drone Industry Prepared for Take Off: “In a small garage in downtown Las Vegas, two entrepreneurs from a tiny Canadian startup are working on what some believe will be the next major industry in Nevada: drones.
The startup, Fluttrbox, run by Aristo Mohit-Coker and Nadia Shiwdin, wants to connect two of the disparate communities that are converging to grow the sector: large institutional clients who need the detailed data drones can collect and hobbyist drone operators who can collect it.
Drones, once regarded as only military weapons or hobbyists’ toys, appear poised to become mainstream in the United States and already have become big business in Nevada. Steve Hill, executive director the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, has estimated Nevada’s drone industry could have an economic impact of up to $8 billion annually. Continue reading more…
03.26.2015 Drone Technology is all of the latest buzz lately. It will continue to be “refined and incorporated into events, especially to capture photos and videos.” Realtors (are) eager to embrace drone technology despite obstacles. Dave Radcliffe of the Radcliffe Group of Keller Williams Realty Southwest is using the technology to showcase his Las Vegas, Summerlin, Centennial Hills, North Las Vegas and Southwest Las Vegas Real Estate listings of homes for sale.
Take a look at a recent video of a home for sale using the Drone technology:
“Why do individuals use “UAS- Unmanned Air Systems,” “UAV- Unmanned aerial vehicles,” or “RPA- Remotely piloted aircraft” instead of the term (Drone) that people “just click with”? Does it even matter? “Officials, industry heads or military/intelligence officers refuse to use “Drone” because they grasp the power of criticism directed at this new technology being used to revolutionize warfare and surveillance, in addition to helping first responders, rescue missions, agricultural production and scientific research.” Drones are slightly different, and not as complicated as a warfare tool. In this case, we are using Droves to take real estate photos.
Dave was an integral part of the RPA, remotely piloted aircraft, operations through the US Air Force. An RPA is (similar, but) different than a drone, as a RPA is described as “There’s a pilot, sensor operator, tactical intelligence, ground commander – a team of humans trained to make decisions at all times. We are just remotely piloted.” Dave started working on a RPA project in 2010; it was to do “RPA testing and DMO. It became RPA Integration into the National Airspace and Nevada” and Nevada was selected as a test site in Dec 2013. As a volunteer, Dave has briefed the entire congressional delegation and met with numerous groups on the subject. He was also involved in writing responses to the FAA and has been a big contributor of numerous meetings.
Delays in the FAA’s approval process to go air bound has many industries frustrated with the approval process to fly in airspace. According to a recent article The FAA has sought to alleviate some of the frustrations by announcing a new “blanket” approval for some companies to fly limited operations, rather than requiring a new permit for each flight. According to FAA.gov, just this week the FAA stated it will grant broad airspace authorization to unmanned aircraft users flying at or below 200 feet.
Written by Nickel Lowman
With content as quoted from the linked sites
For Dave Radcliffe, The Radcliffe Group
Keller Williams Realty Southwest