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- Print Length: 60 pages
- Publication Date: February 14, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TMYUZSC
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,659 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The recently published (Feb. 14) “Read Before Flight: A Guide to Standardize Unmanned Aircraft System Training and Flight Operations” by Nicholas Damron is a timely answer to the call for a safer approach to drone operations. An essential read for any individual or company looking to integrate the use of UAVs in their operations, this book will easily become the authority and go-to reference for flight training as UAVs become more ubiquitous.
An Army qualified Instructor Operator of Unmanned Aircraft Systems with over eight years of flight training and operational experience, Damron’s military background clearly shows through in the methodical and precise approach to implementing standardized procedures for flight training and operation of UAVs. That’s not to say that “Read Before Flight” is aimed at a military audience – quite the contrary. The concise 60-page book is easily comprehensible to a civilian readership.
Extremely well organized, “Read Before Flight” could act as an off-the-shelf course for a UAV training program. Chapters cover phases and types of training, record keeping, standard operating procedures, and flight planning and preparation. The last section especially provides crucial insights for UAV operators and their place in the aviation community.
As a first edition, “Read Before Flight” is not without flaws, and is limited by the development of the industry to date. The author plans to keep updating the publication as the industry continues to develop, and welcomes input and suggestions for future editions.
As the first publication of its kind, this book promises to be the foundation of many corporate UAV training programs, while being accessible enough to be useful to the casual drone operator as well. At just $3.99, “Read Before Flight” should be the next book on every drone enthusiast’s must-have list.
I'm a little disappointed in the Kindle version, however, because I feel like there are more figures and examples included in the physical book that didn't make their way into the Kindle version.
Still, though, I would recommend to anyone seriously interested in building a service business around UAS.