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.

Wisconsin DNR releases new guidelines for deer recovery with drones

On September 14, 2023 the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources released new guidelines for the use of UAS (Unmanned Aerial System, A.K.A. drones) as it relates to hunting related activities. I was able to obtain a copy of the newly published guidelines which clarify the manner in which drones could […]


Autel Evo Max 4T: A Powerful Drone for Public Safety

January 5, 2023: Drone maker Autel Robotics announced the release of a new Enterprise Drone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The Evo Max 4T is clearly aimed at the public safety market with capabilities similar to DJI’s flagship M30T drone. Prior to this release the DJI […]


Autel Announces New Evo2 V3 and Live Deck

New Autel Drones For IFA 2022 Include Autel EVO II V3 Series Click here for pricing Six updated EVO II drones, new Live Deck, and new Smart Controllers Washington, United States, September 1, 2022 – Drone maker Autel Robotics is announcing new drones and supporting products at IFA 2022, including the new […]


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Wisconsin’s anti-drone legislation defeated

Legislation which would have grounded most of Wisconsin’s public safety drone fleet failed to advance to the Governor’s desk, resulting in an “adverse disposal” at the end of the legislative session on March 15, 2022. The original bill, SB868, sought to prohibit any government agency in Wisconsin from utilizing drone […]


Proposed legislation seeks to ground most of Wisconsin’s Public Safety Drone Fleet

A bill proposed by Wisconsin Lawmakers seeks to prohibit Wisconsin’s “local government units” from possessing or utilizing drones possessing or using drones manufactured or distributed by SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd.  Senate Bill 868 was introduced on January 13, 2022 The bill was introduced by Senator Roth and cosponsored by […]

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What causes drone batteries to swell?

Some of my customers have contacted me regarding problems with their batteries swelling up or “puffing”. This problem is not unique to any particular drone or battery, it has more to do with lithium polymer batteries in general but recently the issue came to light with the DJI Mavic 2. […]


Renew your Remote Pilot Certificate for free!

Earlier this summer the FAA launched the Part 107 Small UAS Recurrent exam through the FAA’s FAAST online training portal. This is great news for all drone pilots. The Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate must be renewed every 24 calendar months and prior to the launch of this new system […]


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. […]