Bill Bongle


About Bill Bongle

Bill Bongle is a 29-year police veteran and technology consultant, rising to the rank of Captain before retiring from the Green Bay Police Department in 2015. In 2015 Bill started Titletown Drones LLC, a company which provides drone related training and equipment. He specializes in assisting public safety agencies establish their drone programs. Bill has developed several drone related training courses including part 107 test prep and flight training. Bill has trained hundreds of commercial drone pilots, police officers, firefighters and government officials across the nation.

Mars Probe Experiences Earthly Problems

In a surprise move FAA officials slapped NASA with a $50,000 fine for multiple violations including operating an unregistered drone and flying beyond line of sight without a waiver.  As the scientific community was applauding the first unmanned drone flight on Mars, FAA officials were bristling over the flight of the […]


Remote ID; making sense of the new rule

Brief explanation of Remote ID: The FAA has released a new rule that would require unmanned aircraft weighing over 250g (.55 lbs or 8.8 oz) to broadcast a “remote identification” or “electronic license plate”.  Remote ID is the ability of a drone in flight to provide identification and location information […]


FoxFury Lighting Partners with Autel to Launch a Drone Spotlight for the EVO II

FoxFury Lighting Solutions Partners with Autel Robotics to Launch a Made in the USA Drone Spotlight for the EVO II FoxFury Lighting Solutions launches the D100 Drone Search/Spotlight System for the Autel EVO II aircraft. As part of its expanded partnership with TacSwan and Autel, these new features enable the […]


Autel Evo Series II Available now

Update 03/14/2021: Autel has announced the release of the EVO 2 Dual 640T. This is the radiometric version of the Evo 2 Dual. Better yet, they announced a price reduction to $6900. For a high resolution thermal imaging system with radiometric capabilities, this is amazing! Titletown Drones is taking preorders. […]


What is a great starter drone?

Q: I am interested in getting a drone. Where should I begin? A: You might consider buying a small multi-rotor to practice on. Some people like to get comfortable on one of these before trying to fly a more expensive model. While not necessary, if you are uncomfortable with the thought […]


DJI Launches the new Matrice 300 RTK Series

May 7, 2020 DJI Launches the all new DJI Matrice 300 RTK Series, TB60 Battery, and H20 Series Camera.DJI’s latest commercial drone platform takes inspiration from modern aviation systems. Offering up to 15 km of transmission distance, up to 55 minutes of flight time, 6 Directional Sensing & Positioning, an […]


Remote ID; My Response

On December 26, 2019 the FAA published a proposed rule referred to as Remote ID. Industry professionals had convened and made their recommendations to the FAA prior to publishing the proposed rule. Unfortunately, the FAA chose to disregard many of the recommendations provided by the committee. The public has an […]


Recreational Drone Pilots: The hobby is about to get more complicated

If you are a recreational drone pilot, your  hobby is about to get a bit more complicated. You may have heard about new legislation that was passed last October, the FAA reauthorization Act of 2018. One section has received little attention but is likely to have a significant impact on […]


Mavic 2 Enterprise Zoom Review

Being a public safety trainer can be exciting, especially when you get early access to the latest tech goodies. Simply put, if you’re a drone enthusiast it’s a great time to be alive. When I saw the Mavic 2 Enterprise (zoom edition) I made arrangements to get one right away. […]


The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 302)

Highlights of the sections which impact Unmanned Aircraft Systems On October 5, 2018 Congress passed the FAA reauthorization act which is a comprehensive bill that establishes rules and funding for the FAA for the next 5 years.  Title 49, United States CodeCHAPTER 448—UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS) Included in this bill are […]