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What qualifies NewsDrones to help at TV or cable operation, or newspaper online edition, with this business?

Berl Brechner:berlHeadShot

  • Holder of Commercial Pilot License, Instrument and Multiengine ratings, and over 4,000 hours of flight time.
  • Owned and President of operated network affiliate TV stations (WMDT-ABC/CW, Salisbury, MD; KTKA-ABC/CW, Topeka KS) with almost 30 years broadcaster experience.
  • Aerial photography experience, including 12 years of work for aviation publications, including as Executive Editor, Flying Magazine.
  • George Washington University,  Journalism major. Professional career with writing, photography, and editing work with newspapers, magazines, wire services, radio and TV.
  • Extensive experience in dealing with FAA rules and regulations, both in writing/reporting on the agency and aviation matters, in role as aircraft pilot, and founder/past president of the Westchester (NY) Aviation Association.
  • Contract writer/producer for aerospace videos as joint productions of Time/Life, Discovery and McGraw Hill Aviation Week.
  • Affiliation with Brechner Center for Freedom of Information and Marion Brechner First Amendment Project, University of Florida.

Anticipated expertise and advisors

Legal professionals

Engineering expertise

Drone operators who have done videography for hire

Insurance professionals

Information on 333 exemptions or COA waivers before the FAA