Three years ago my journey as a drone pilot began. I’ve had varying levels of business and fire behind this endeavor. I’ve taken some breaks from it and I’ve gone headlong into it. The point is, until recently, I’ve been on a roller coaster of potential and possibilities since receiving my first drone.
Over the past few months I’ve been grinding hard. I’m nowhere near where I want to be as far as relevance goes — both locally and on worldwide platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube — but I’m seeing growth and it’s an exciting proposition to be taking so many steps forward in such a short amount of time.
Last week we took a huge step in building our reputation throughout the state of Pennsylvania as a leading drone cinematography and photography resource. Through the power of social media, I made a very important contact from the Pennsylvania Drone Association. He is, perhaps, the most important contact I could have made in my career.
David Heath, Executive Director at the PA Drone Association, reached out to me after noticing content I was posting on my social channels. We set up a phone call and, long story short, agreed that Drone Geek, Lancaster would join on as a member of the association and contribute content to its newsletter in a special additional capacity.
What does this mean?
Membership to the PA Drone Association has a bunch of perks related to education, exposure, and networking. Hopefully over the course of the next year we will see some benefits from those opportunities by making new friends and learning some things along the way.
In addition to those benefits comes a helping of new responsibilities too. Being a member of the association means we are now truly the face of the Pennsylvania drone community. We need to represent our community and share knowledge and information with them as well as the general public. One way Drone Geek, Lancaster is contributing to these efforts is by generating newsletter content for the association. As a result the content on this blog will start to transform just a bit from what you may be settling into at this point. Expect to see one or two topics each month shift focus away from our initiatives as an entity within the community and bring to light something that is relevant to all of us and can perhaps teach readers a thing or two about the drone industry.
I’m really looking forward to this change in our content machine. I think what we’re doing now is great, but injecting information that is more valuable to the community as a whole will bring a new element to Drone Geek, Lancaster that will benefit everyone. I’d like to take a moment to thank David for bringing me into the fold and for being such a fantastic ambassador for the community. It is people like him that are allowing us to take such big strides in turning this hobby into a living and that is a debt that one would be hard pressed to truly repay.
Stay tuned for more updates in the future and the new content in the coming weeks!