The Complete Pocket Primer on Costa Rica’s Drone Laws

The Complete Pocket Primer on Costa Rica’s Drone Laws

by Akaki Kunchulia, Aviation Standards Specialist at Iris Automation Costa Rica hosts an extraordinary amount of biodiversity, with huge swaths of protected jungle along with volcanoes and coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Using a drone can be a perfect way to...
The Complete Pocket Primer on Australia’s Drone Laws

The Complete Pocket Primer on Australia’s Drone Laws

by Akaki Kunchulia We’ve all thought about quitting our jobs and traveling to Australia for weeks or months—with over 12,000 beaches along its expansive coastline, who wouldn’t? Exploring one of the most beautiful and diverse places on earth would be a fun experience....
Substation Inspection: A Guide and a Checklist

Substation Inspection: A Guide and a Checklist

When it comes to power transmission, electricity providers can’t leave anything to chance. This reality became abundantly clear following the 2021 power outage in Texas, which may result in more than $19 billion in damages—on par with Hurricane Harvey.  In...
A Look at How to Use Drones for Tower Inspection

A Look at How to Use Drones for Tower Inspection

Electrical providers rely heavily on towers to provide safe and reliable service to regional customers. After all, towers are critical infrastructure and an essential part of electrical operations. But at the same time, towers are prone to mechanical issues and...
Can You Fly a Drone at Night? Everything You Need to Know

Can You Fly a Drone at Night? Everything You Need to Know

Updated (March 10th, 2021): New Part 107 Regulations 2021 brings a host of new requirements for both commercial and hobbyist UAS operators, the most important and hotly debated rulings mandate equipping Remote ID technology, and also allow for Operations Over People...
Sense and Avoid: How it Works in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Sense and Avoid: How it Works in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

by Eric Schafer, Simulation Architect at Iris Automation Although the term Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is used almost interchangeably with “drone,” it doesn’t necessarily mean there are no people on board, it just means there is no pilot on board. Autonomous UAVs,...