Perhaps the biggest challenge when it comes to flying drones commercially is understanding how to utilize your aerial tool to generate income. Whether you are flying for cash to offset the costs of this rather expensive hobby or attempting to make a full-time career out of it, the challenge remains the same overall: how do I get companies to pay me to use my drone?
YouTube is king of the Millennial generation and leaks into both Gen-X and Gen-Z as the top video hosting platform. It is also a leader in both the entertainment and social media categories allowing for users to create their own profiles as well as enjoy a range of video content from user-generated to even full-fledged cable programming. Looking at such a juicy proposition, any drone pilot would be salivating at the opportunity to become a face of the community on YouTube.
It’s the aerial entrepreneur’s first time being slapped with the reality of government regulation. The dreaded Part 107 certification. It’s a necessary “evil.” Whether you are new to the game or you have taken the Part 107 test before, this article will touch on the importance of attaining a Part 107 certification before flying commercially and provide some leads for where you can find the best study materials for the initial and recurrent versions of the test.
Whether you’re looking to fly for fun or you want to start a business that either revolves around or includes the use of unmanned aerial systems, it can be a scary and confusing world to jump into — especially since some of the price tags can get steep. That’s where I come in to offer advice.
A license for a car is far less expensive and one could argue that driving a car on a daily basis is far more dangerous than flying a drone responsibly below 400 feet. So, it might be high-time that we examine the costs of the Part 107 and find a way to make it much less expensive, especially for the little guys who fund their own business or hobby.
There have also been discussions by big international players to use drones to deliver medicine to hospitals to minimize human contact between patients and staff at the facility and the delivery service.
Last week we took a huge step in building our reputation throughout the state of Pennsylvania as a leading drone cinematography and photography resource.
You know what’s awesome? Lancaster City Restaurant Week. You know what’s not awesome? Being on a diet during Lancaster City Restaurant Week.
When I purchased my Mavic 2 Zoom, I thought it was sleek and sexy. The gunmetal grey body paired with silver accents just gave it that cool, secret agent vibe that I wanted in my drone, especially after graduating up from a bulky, white Phantom 3 aircraft. Not only did it pack a punch with a bunch of new features, but it was cool to look at too.
It was only fitting that our community of mavericks and renegades band together to fight against oppression. I just wish the stakes weren’t so high for so many when it comes to their rights and privileges to take to the skies and do what they love.