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From The Denver Post:

North Dakota students learn how to build drone businesses
Instructor Matt Dunlevy probably didn’t have to remind his University of North Dakota students that they’d be sharing the airspace as they stood in a field preparing their drones for flight as the sun set one recent afternoon.

“Welcome to the drone business, where you will be eaten alive by bugs,” Dunlevy said, as the students swatted away mosquitoes.

What Dunlevy doesn’t expect, by the end of the semester, is for students in the new course to be eaten alive trying to make a living in the unmanned aircraft business. They are learning to fly drones, with the hopes of earning a Federal Aviation Administration pilot’s license, and are getting real-world business experience. At semester’s end, students will pitch their enterprise ideas to venture capitalists and executives in a “Shark Tank” style setting.

Makes a lot of sense - there is a big market for drones and there is a big gap between the hobby drones and the professional units. Image stability and quality vary widely and getting the shot that the customer wants versus what you think is best makes a big difference.

I am still waiting for the next level of technology - better weight capacity (being able to fly with better cameras) and the next advancement in batteries (longer flight time) before jumping into the waters.

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