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Posted by Cody Johnson on Oct 3, 2017 10:35 am

​My name is Cody Johnson.  I am a  Part 61 commercial pilot with roughly 750TT Logged and 13000 un-documented. I have been in aviation since I was 5, but lost my medical to epilepsy roughly a year after obtaining my ME-CPL. I was 19 or 20 and I am 29 now so needless to say I tried to stay away but couldnt stay away. I am also currently a licensed insurance adjuster and am trying to put together a Part 107 Drone company that would be the standard for how Drone Companies should operate, as well as communicate with the FAA. I have hundreds of acres for training and facilities around KXBP Bridgeport Texas, and its just outside of DFW's Bravo airspace. I am just having a hard time putting everything together so I would love to hear any thoughts or ideas. Thank you for listening to me.
​Best Regards.

Cody j Johnson
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Posted by Jedidiah May on Oct 12, 2017 11:14 am

Hi Cody. That's a tough break on the epilepsy. Is there any way to get around that with the medical? 

That's also awesome on the drone companies. The only advice I've ever heard with business is quality and marketing. If you've got a decent product, something unique, and everyone knows about it, then it's just a waiting game.

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Posted by J Hardwick on Oct 16, 2017 8:38 am

With respect to drones, I would encourage everyone to read 14 CFR 91.107, particularly Subpart C, and pass the word around.

Little Billy's parents could get a big old fine from the FAA for flying his Walmart drone in the church parking lot.  Apparently at least a Walmart is not aware that a drone (UAS) operator must be certified by the FAA.  I doubt there are many stores saling drones that are aware of the new regulations.