Pilots of the Caribbean Podcast

Pilots of the Caribbean Podcast

The Pilots of the Caribbean podcast is a weekly show about drones and the people that use them for fun, research or business in the Caribbean. In each episode, we'll cover a wide range of topics, including: How to use drones for business, fun, and research. New business opportunities in the drone industry. Regulatory changes affecting drone pilots. Exciting ways to take your interest in drones to the next level. We'll also feature interviews with drone pilots from around the Caribbean, who will share their stories and insights on how they're using drones to make a difference, make money, or just have fun. Whether you're a drone pilot, a business owner, or just someone who's interested in learning more about drones, Pilots of the Caribbean is the perfect podcast for you. So tune in every week for your dose of drone news, interviews, and insights. Subscribe today and never miss an episode!


June 18, 2024 62 mins

Ep -16 Discover the thrilling world of FPV filming with Vince Irie, co-owner of Dutch Drone Gods! In this conversation, Vince shares his journey, top tips, and the exciting projects that have taken him to new heights in the drone industry.

- Vince's transition from drone racing to filming epic projects for brands like Red Bull and F1.

- Proven strategies for building an impressive portfolio and online presenc...

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Ep15 - Ever dreamed of soaring through the skies? ✈️ Virtual Flight Trinidad is using cutting-edge flight simulators to introduce people to the world of aviation and spark a passion for flight! In this episode of The Pilots of the Caribbean Podcast, we dive deep with Virtual Flight Trinidad to explore:

  • The incredible capabilities of virtual flight simulators
  • How Virtual Flight Trinidad uses simulators
  • Why flight simulation is a fu...
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Ep13 - In this conversation, we chat with Lavern Ryan, a passionate geospatial consultant from Montserrat, about her work at LRR Geospatial Consultancy. We explore how Lavern utilizes GIS and drone technology to create innovative solutions. We'll also delve into Lavern's journey in the geospatial field and her experience using drones to collect data and create custom maps.

Lavern's company, LRR Geospatial Co...

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Ep12 - In this episode, we'll explore the world of drones in the stunning Caribbean island of Curaçao with professional FPV Pilot Peterson Octavius:

  • FPV Flight School: Dive deep into Peterson's upcoming FPV masterclass on the Learnov8 platform. Learn the skills to pilot First-Person View drones and capture stunning aerial videos.
  • The Future of Drones in Curaçao: Discuss the growing impact of drones on tourism, videograp...
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Ep11- Take flight with the latest drone news, rumors, and updates in this episode of Pilots of the Caribbean!
This episode of Pilots of the Caribbean dives deep into:

  • Hot off the Blog: We explore the world of drone light shows, illuminating the Caribbean skies with dazzling possibilities.
  • Delivery Dreams Take Flight: Is drone delivery finally arriving in the Caribbean?
  • DJI: What's on the Horizon? We dissect the latest rum...
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Ep10 - In this week's episode we answer a listener question about whether or not they can carry their drone with them when they take a cruise with their family this year. We cover 3 cruise companies drone policy (Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line & Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.) 
We also bring you news from Barbados and the use of drones in their early warning system and the Jamaican College of Agriculture, Sc...

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Ep09 - One of the most frequently asked questions I get asked is if there is an officially recognised drone license that Caribbean pilots can get. Unfortunately, we do not have one for the region specifically, but some countries do recognise certifications that are offered internationally. Today we discuss the closest one to the Caribbean Region - the FAA part 107 - and the steps you can take as a Caribbean drone pilot to get it an...

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Ep.08 This week we have a conversation with Brian Smith of Dragonfly Drone Solutions in Guyana and we discuss how the pandemic shaped his journey into the world of drones. The impact that drones are having in Guyana for mapping, agriculture and so much more. Enjoy!

Dragonfly Drone Solutions :

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dragonfly-geospatial/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dragonflydronesgy?mibextid=LQQJ4d ...

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Ep.07 In this week's episode we have a conversation with the President of the Barbados UAV Association BUAVA. We discuss how drones are being used in Barbados, the Barbados drone ban, how to import a drone into Barbados as a tourist and local and much more. Enjoy!

Apply for temporary importation


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Ep06 - In today's episode we talk to the Managing Director of Hummingbird Drone and Robotic Services - Captain (Ret.) Anthony Vieira at the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference Conference and Tradeshow  about how the company is using drones and robotics in the Oil and Gas industry .

DJI Mic 2 confirmed release
DJI Modify launches
BYD  Auto Docker Video

Ep05 - Lots of news to cover this week. DJI product launches, rumours, leaks, updates and a competitor tries to get itself out of trouble. Tune in.

News stories:

Video of the week:
BlyssfulTravels: Caribbea...

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Ep04 - In the first episode for 2024 I give a little bit of a host intro and a brief background behind my drone history.

Also I talk about DJI's end of service support announcement for some of their older drones and some things that you should consider when it comes to keeping your older drone in the air.

DroneDj article : 5 products that DJI will stop supporting in 2024

Pilot Institute - Part 107 Made Easy course for anyone looking to prepare to sit the part 107 exam and become a licensed commercial drone operator.

Website: https://pilotsofthecaribbeanpod.com

Email: pilotsofthecaribbeanpod@gmail.com

All our links: https:/...

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Ep03 - In this week's episode we bring some updates on some of our past news and take a look at a very interesting use case by one of the world's most popular companies.

Drone News
Article 1 - Jamaica 60th Independence drone light show 2022  | Jamaica 61st Independence drone light show 2023

Article 2 - Digicel continues drone delivery (Jamaica)

Article 3 - Drones used in business break-ins...

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Ep02 - In this week's episode we take a look at some regional and international drone news and discuss a concern that a lot of drone operators have. How to travel with your drone.

Drone News of the Week
Article 1: Mystery Drone a concern for Cunupia Residents
Article 2: Army trains with special drones in Curacao
Article 3: Digicel drone deliveries make Christmas a ‘Perfect 10’
Article 4: Insta360 launc...

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Ep01 - In our very first episode I discuss some of the latest Caribbean drone news as well as the 11 most popular uses for drones worldwide.

Drone News of the week
Article 1: Fire Service gets eyes in the sky
Article 2: Antigua attempts to hold drone light show
Article 3: St. Kitts Nevis 40th Independence Celebration Drone Light show

Video of the Week : Jono Hirst - Sunset Views, Down the Islands Trini...

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November 12, 2023 1 min

The Pilots of the Caribbean is a weekly podcast about drones and the people that use them for fun, research or business in the Caribbean. 

In each episode, we'll cover a wide range of topics, including:

How drones are being used.

New business opportunities in the drone industry.

Regulatory changes affecting drone pilots.

Exciting ways to take your interest in drones to the next level.

We'll also feature interviews wit...

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