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Level Up Your Flying Skills

Uncategorized Feb 05, 2023

If you've spent a little time flying your drone and have mastered the basics, advanced drills can help bring your flying skills to the next level. Even if you feel like a pretty good pilot, drills keep your skills sharp.

Nowadays, most drones have preprogrammed options for flying advanced...

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Drills For Beginners

Uncategorized Jan 31, 2023

No one is born knowing how to fly a drone. Like almost everything in life, someone who already knows must teach us how to do things.

The first DJI drone I purchased was a Phantom 3 Standard. While the drone wasn’t expensive compared to most drones out now, it seemed like a lot to spend on a...

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Drones For Additional Services In 2023

Uncategorized Jan 23, 2023

Having a business plan comes in handy here. One of the best ways to identify potential areas for change is by reevaluating your business plan's SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) section.

You can take a less structured approach if you don't have a business plan. The...

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CES 2023

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2023

I just returned from CES2023 a few days ago, and it was a fantastic show. If you are unfamiliar with CES, it is the largest consumer electronics show in the world. Typically, the event takes place during the first week of January in Las Vegas.

CES is a huge show. This year there were over 3,200...

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Drone Trade Shows 2023

Uncategorized Jan 10, 2023

The drone industry is rapidly changing. It seems like every few months, a new drone comes on the market that blows all previous drones away. In addition to hardware and software advances, the regulations governing drone operations are also constantly evolving. There is a lot to keep track of if...

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Drone Gift Buying Guide 2022

Uncategorized Dec 26, 2022

If you are like me, you still need to purchase gifts for the holidays. Despite my best efforts to get things done a month or two before the end of the year, December always seems to come bearing down fast on me. There is at least one silver lining to waiting until the end to get gifts, all the...

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Planning Things Out In Your Business

Uncategorized Dec 19, 2022

I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Over the years, I have started several companies. Some, like my drone service company, have been tremendously successful. Others have been "learning opportunities," where the opportunity was watching my idea burn up in a blaze of glory. 

By far,...

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Upgrade Time

Uncategorized Dec 19, 2022

Like many people I speak to, my first drone was nothing to brag about. I think it was Christmas of 2014 and a small camera drone from RadioShack was one of my stocking stuffers. It had a flight time of two minutes, grainy footage, and it wasn't easy to control. I captured one picture of my roof...

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The Perfect Starter Drone

Uncategorized Nov 20, 2022

I get asked a lot of questions related to starting or growing a drone business. By far, the number one question is, "what drone do you recommend?" My answer is always the same, "it depends."   

For most commercial drone pilots, the drone you decide to fly will be the most important...

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Drone Insurance: Do You Need It At All?

Uncategorized Nov 13, 2022

When running your business as a commercial drone pilot, there are many decisions to make. I wish I could say that I spend all my time flying my drones, but there are numerous other hats to wear besides that of a pilot. Much of my time, and I assume yours too, is spent doing all the other things...

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