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Are you looking to have a successful drone business? Join Chris as he interviews other successful drone pilots from around the world. In these weekly interviews, you'll hear about everything from marketing your drone business to flight tips, and a variety of ideas that you can use to help your drone business really take off! Yes, that pun was intended! Subscribe now :)
 
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Gerrit Burke is a drone pilot from Hutsville Alabama, who has brought his photography and videography background to drones. Gerrit has been flying drones in real estate, construction, events, restauraunts, dealerships and more. He's a big fan of Adobe Lightroom on the photo side, and Davinci Resolve on the video side of things. He drops an amazing …
 
Scott Shtofman is a lawyer and drone pilot based in Tyler, Texas. He has flown roof inspections, contruction, mapping, post-disaster and more with his drones, and in this episode he gets into what has worked well and what has been less than ideal. There are so many valuable takeaways that will certainly help you improve your skills and ramp up your…
 
John Brainerd is a drone pilot from the Philadelphia, PA area, who is working hard on his full time drone business. In this episode, we chat about pricing, how adding motion graphics to drone video can get you ahead of the competition, our mastermind group, and more! PS, If you're looking to make the jump from sporadic revenue to scalable and consi…
 
Blyde Neser is an Australian drone pilot, who is shooting and creating beautiful prints of the Australian coast. In addition to her fine art drone prints, she's also producing eco friendly yoga mats! She currently pilots the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro. In addition to drones, she's also taking some of her shots from helicopters, and we get in…
 
Brandon Herring is flying drones with two hats. First he's a high school educator, and has developed a 3 year program for students at two schools in the Fort Smith, AK area. Second, he's also flying for public safety, with the local Sheriffs office. His high school drone program has been developed nicely, with specific tasks and learning objectives…
 
Don Wiley is a drone pilot from Florida, who has created a very successful niche drone business. Rather than focusing on massive construction progress jobs, he is working on individual residential home builds. In addition to residential construction progress, he's also creating YouTube videos that cover a specific topic (such as golf cart parades f…
 
Grant Guillot, a drone lawyer practicing with Adams and Reese LLP in Louisiana, joins us this week for some legal Q&A. Here is the list of questions that we initially went through, and then there are a couple of bonus questions near the end from live attendees: Intellectual Property Related Questions When working with clients how important is it to…
 
Fanie Kooij is a drone pilot from Botswana, who brings an extensive agricultural background to drones. He recently acquired a DJI Agras T16 aerial application (spraying) drone, and has been utilizing it in agriculture. Listen in as he describes how he plans his missions, chemical considerations, water transport, solar charging, and more! In additio…
 
Joe is a two time Emmy award-winning Producer and Founder of Orionvega, Pittsburgh video production company. He has produced highly-visible projects for a variety of clients including Dove, Calvin Klein, Olympic Paints, and AOL. Networks that have featured Joe’s work include ChannelNews Asia, PBS, SPIKE, HGTV, DISCOVERY, and Comedy Central. Over th…
 
Sally French has been a drone journalist and commercial drone pilot for 7 years, and shares her industry insight and more in this week's chat! We cover off how drones got into journalism, what works and what doesn't work, as well as her non journalism related commercial drone flight! Where to find Sally: The Drone Girl (website) Twitter Instagram F…
 
Michael Hill is a drone pilot from Dallas, TX, who is working in a wide range of industries with his drone. He's working in search and rescue, wind turbine and cell tower inspections, NASCAR, education, training, consultancy and more. Listen in as we dig into SAR missions, including planning and search techniques, as well as infrared technology uti…
 
Steve Diddle has been flying drones for 10 years now, and was one of the early drone ambassadors for the Parrot Bebop. Over the years he has been contributing stock footage to companies such as Getty Images, Shutterstock, and more. In this episode, Steve shares with us what works and what doesn't in the stock footage game. You're going to hear ever…
 
You probably know Ken Dono as OriginaldoBo, right? Ken joins us on this week's episode to discuss drones in real estate, and his successful YouTube channel. The real estate discussion doesn't just stop with drones, as Ken also gives us insight into how he shoots interiors and exteriors with his ground based cameras. Yep, we get into aperture, ISO a…
 
Benjamin Ritt is a drone pilot from Texas, who has been utilizing a variety of drone technology to survey beaches and coastlines. During our chat, Benjamin offered up a dataset for us to download and try our hand at coastal mapping. If you’d like to download that dataset for free, simply drop your name and email below, and we’ll send it to you ASAP…
 
Sydney Lisignoli is an Oregon based drone pilot, who working on growing her commercial drone business. She obtained her Part 107 in 2019, and is currently flying the DJI Mavic Pro. She's been keeping busy flying for automobile dealerships, real estate, agriculture, mapping, construction progress, and more. Shes editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, and me…
 
Melissa Schiele is a marine ecologist from London, UK, who is flying in Belize, Maldives and British Indian Ocean Territories. She is flying beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) for mapping, animal detection, and illegal activity detection. Awesome, right?! You can find Melissa on Twitter @explorer_mel And yes, this drone podcast is an offshoot of m…
 
Justine Hollingshead is the NC State University Chief of Staff, Vice Chancellor, and drone pilot. She is an AUVSI TOP Level 2 certified pilot, and we dig into what that means and what it's worth. We also discuss FAA Part 107 licensing and how that may fit with what AUVSI is currently doing. At NC State, Justine and her team have been provided a gra…
 
Corey is a drone pilot based in Indiana. He's a full time teacher, but is side hustling with his drone in construction, real estate, orchards, and more. To check out the photo printing video he mentioned click here. He also describes a great sales tactic involving gifts that I think you'll really enjoy and can likely employ in your drone business! …
 
Bram De Ryck is a drone pilot based in Leuven, Belgium. He is flying indoors creating some amazingly smooth video with his custom FPV drones, Insta360 camera, and GoPro Hero 7. Once back in the studio, he edits with DaVinci Resolve and ReelSteady to smooth everything out. It really is amazing work, and if you're not familiar with this style of dron…
 
Tyler is a professional drone pilot that studied at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Since graduating, he has worked on major projects such as the PG&E Fire Prevention in California, utilizing drones everywhere from the Mavic Pro to the M210 with X5S camera system. His work experience with drones extends beyond fire prevention, as he also has …
 
Vashaun Henderson and his company, Rekon Solutions, are conducing drone LiDAR photogrammetry, mapping, inspections, and more in the Vernon, BC area. His drone fleet consists of the DJI M600, DJI M210 RTK with X4S / Z30 / XT2 camera systems, as well as the Mavic 2 Pro. He's been flying since 2015, and went full time in 2018. You can find Vashaun on …
 
Working as a full time content creator for a home builder, Stephanie Alexis discusses how drones have helped compliment her work from an aerial angle. Listen in as we discuss how a helicopter flight back in 2015 helped fuel her passion for aerial photography, the transition from FCPX to Premiere Pro, and drone work on a music video in Miami Florida…
 
Danny Elassad is a drone pilot based in Sydney, Australia. He is conducting roof and telecom tower mapping and modelling, and discusses how he gets detail down to the millimetre! In this episode, we're going to discuss differences in photogrammetry software, how to fly your mapping and modelling missions, and more! Danny can be found on Instagram, …
 
Bringing a 39 year agricultural background, Dan Swafford is a project associate at Virginia Tech. Dan is currently conducting flock management, including research with sheep health and how they react to drones. Dan can be contacted via email at jswaffor@vt.edu And yes, this drone podcast is an offshoot of my Drone Impact program. If you're interest…
 
Fiona Lake is an Australian drone pilot, that brings 30 years of agriculture, and helicopter based aerial photography. She's now working in drones, with a focus on tourism and agriculture. You can find Fiona on her website as well as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. And yes, this drone podcast is an offshoot of my Drone Impact program. I…
 
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