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SERVICES

Drones Serving People

TRAINING, CONSULTING, AND EXHIBITS

We don't just fly drones, we tell people about them. Hover Solutions regularly accepts invitations to exhibit our drones and services at expositions, career fairs, STEM events, and community gatherings. We also offer business consultation services to new businesses seeking to incorporate drones into their practices.

BUSINESS CONSULTATION

As more and more business look at incorporating drones into their workflow, Hover Solutions is here to help companies make the transition thoroughly, legally, and smoothly. Our staff can help a business pick the right drones for the work they want to do, train personnel to become proficient in drone operation and regulatory understanding, establish record-keeping practices, and build a set of standard operating procedures to guarantee a good outcome from every operation.

 

We offer specific training in:

 

  • Operating quadcopter drones, including using the flight controller, navigating the application interface, configuring the drone with mission-specific parameters, using automated flying tools, and setting up automated safety features.
  • Creating maintenance, testing, updating, and flight-logging schedules and techniques according to manufacturer recommendations and personal experience.
  • Testing for and obtaining the FAA's commercial Remote Pilot license, or acquiring other Certificates of Authorization
  • Requesting and obtaining waivers for business operations in controlled airspace, or any of the waivable restrictions in 14 CFR ยง107.
  • Operational logistics and best practices in public-facing missions, data collection/processing/storage, aeronautical decision-making, crew resource management, hiring, obtaining insurance, and more

Training new pilots in aerial cinematography techniques in Las Vegas, NV

ONE-ON-ONE TRAINING

Whether you're just learning to fly, you want to learn aerial cinematography, or you have a specific set of maneuvers you need to learn, our pilots can help you. Our training is hands-on, and you spend most of the time at the controls instead of watching us.

 

Contact us, and we'll make sure we understand your needs and goals, then structure a flight curriculum with practice assignments that will bring about the results you need in your flying.

EDUCATION

Hover Solutions will work with educators and institutions to provide lectures about and displays/demonstrations of drone design, flight physics, regulation, and operations. In the past two year, we've taught open-air sessions at:

 

  • The Bull Run District STEM Camporee 2015 in Haymarket, VA
  • Oakland Mills Middle School in Columbia, MD
  • The Spaceflight America Museum in Prince Frederick, MD
  • The Prince George's Public Library branch in Laurel, MD
  • The 2017 Haymaker STEAM Expo in Haymarket, VA
  • The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, VA

 

We can bring our fleet of drones, display materials (including display monitor, demo reels, and live-streaming camera feed from one of the drones), small drone cage, and literature to most locations. We are happy to provide live flight demonstrations as long we are granted permission by the venue, and the flight can take place inside permissible airspace.

 

We are happy to speak and distribute literature about several topics, including:

 

  • What a "drone" is and several of the different types
  • The structure and basic operation of a multirotor drone
  • The physics of drone flight
  • The ways drones can be assets to scientific research and commercial work
  • The different rules and requirements for flying for fun or flying professionally.

 

Because we value education, Hover Solutions does not have a standard price for educational work. Please contact us if you are interested in having us present for your class, group, or event.

Flying inside a cage on top of the Newseum with the US Capitol in the background

PILOT FOR HIRE PROGRAM

Holding an event? Testing a new system? Need a certified pilot? Hover Solutions, LLC, offers a pilot-for-hire service. Our pilots will familiarize themselves with your equipment and offer professional piloting to meet your needs.

 

We've acted as pilots:

 

  • For Uplift Data Partners, demonstrating drone technology on the roof of the Newseum in Washington, DC
  • For Sundance Media Group, training new pilots at an aerial cinematography workshop at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV
  • For DJI, demonstrating new technology
  • For a military contractor developing UAS sensing technology
  • At numerous educational and recreational flying events hosted by the Drone Users Group Network.
EXPOS, FAIRS, & COMMUNITY EVENTS

Hover Solutions is always looking for opportunities for public outreach. We are glad to present our tools and products at public gatherings, county and state fairs, career and trade shows, and community/street fairs. We offer an interesting and interactive display, educational content, and (where permitted) a unique product personalized and ready-made for event-goers to post to social media.

 

We've already had a presence at:

  • The Government Video Expo, 2016 & 2017
  • The Howard County Fair, 2016
  • The Great Frederick Fair, 2017
  • National Night Out, 2017
  • Olney Community Night, 2017

 

We encourage event coordinators to contact us!