The next installment of FlySafe is coming up in March, just under a month from now near Atlanta, Georgia. We're going to be there, and we hope that you will be, too! Go to the FlySafe registration website to sign up, and be sure to use the coupon code “RSWELL15” to save $50.
Just to clear up any confusion, don't include the quotation marks and, yes, we know the “O” is missing. We didn't make up the code, otherwise you know that the compulsive, card-carrying English major in me would have included it.
This will be our third FlySafe class and organizers Charles Eide and Mike Danielson keep asking us to come back, so we must be doing something right... For us one of the biggest thrills is getting to spend time one-on-one and in small groups with people who take this stuff as seriously as we do.
Another big thrill is that we're finally going to have the opportunity to visit Roswell! Okay, not the one you're thinking of...
This installment of FlySafe is (believe it or not) being held in Roswell, Georgia. A couple of years ago, I got an e-mail from a police officer in Roswell – which is how I became aware of the town's existence. He wanted to set up a drone program for his department, so he came to us for some advice.
Anyway, I recall thinking at the time: Wouldn't it be fun if we could go to Roswell, Georgia, some day – and wouldn't it be even more hilarious if we actually got there before we had the opportunity to visit our spiritual homeland of Roswell, New Mexico?
Now, lo and behold, that has come to pass... It just goes to show, you never have any idea what the future will bring – so just commit to the path and continue on it. You might be surprised what actually happens.
This trip is also giving us the opportunity to visit some friends we have in the area, including: Cliff and the rest of his crew at Atlanta Hobby, as well as our friend from the Grady Robotics Team, whom we met at Drone Prize last year. Videos will, of course, be forthcoming...