Where can you go to grab some video of an elephant or two?
Our guest today will clue you in on this question and much more.
Mike Kirstein is a drone operator for Scout Aerial Media in Zimbabwe, Africa. He's been flying drones for several years and is now running a successful UAV service company in Zimbabwe, Africa. On this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Mike talks about Scout Aerial Media in Zimbabwe, how he got started in the commercial drone business, what it’s like to run a drone business in Africa and some of the interesting work he’s done so far.
Are you ready when Part 107 goes into effect?
If not, then you’re going to want to listen closely to what today’s guest has to say. Time Trott is a Certified Instructor for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducting training in various aspects of UAS operation. Tim qualified online to take and pass the FAA written Sport Pilot test, followed by the Fundamentals of Instruction. He has a Section 333 exemption and has authored two books – "The Droner’s Guide from Beginning to Professional" and a study guide, called "UAS Operations: Preparing to Meet the Anticipated FAA Knowledge Test Requirements for UAS Operator and/or Pilot UAS Rating". On this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Tim talks about his study guide and a video course that will help drone pilots and operators prepare of the requirements of Part 107.
Do you want to know the secret to building a successful, long-lasting drone based business?
Wendell Adkins is the founder of Perfect Perspectives; a leading close range unmanned aerial service company. Wendell has been flying unmanned vehicles for years, stretching back to his childhood with RC aircraft. He is one of the world’s top ranked, paid, professional RC competition pilots, including winning an FAI World Championship with Team USA in 1993. He has also consulted as a drone test pilot for both General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman.
In 2005, he turned his hobby into a business by creating Perfect Perspectives which deliver’s high quality video content. A few years later, he created the Drones for Work division which specializes in inspections of industrial and electrical infrastructure. In an industry that has grown so fast in the past few years, rarely do we get an opportunity to hear from someone that has as much business experience as Wendell. On this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Wendell talks about his video and infrastructure divisions, the lessons learned over the past 11 years, and how we, too, can build and sustain a successful drone based business.