Have you ever wondered what it’s like to start and operate a drone videography business?
Reese d’Aquin is a pilot, CEO and founder of Flying Home Productions, an Orlando based photography and video production company. He and his partner, Nick Feinsod have been business for two years, producing a variety of aerial drone services for weddings, special events, real estate, construction, sports, movie production and many other services. On this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Reese talks about what it’s like to start a new drone videography business, some of the typical ups and downs a start up faces and why he left a secure job in hopes of pursuing a passion with a drone.
Have you ever wondered how new products for drones are developed?
On this edition of the Drone Radio Show, we get a glimpse into that process by hearing from two LowePro Company product designers that recently developed a new line of drone carrying bags. Luis Quehl and Ian Hughes are recreational drone pilots and product designers at LowePro. What started as a hobby quickly turned into the quest to produce the newest line of travel bags. In this episode, they talk about the design process, how their interest in drones resulted in new product that others can use, and the unique features in the bags that drone users should appreciate.
On this first segment of “Stories of the Drone”, we hear from Jason Reagan, a communications professional with 18 years of combined experience in communications, news, marketing and information technology. Jason is a blogger and a self-proclaimed "geek evangelist" in the area of emerging tech and science. Jason works as a corporate communications director for a company in Boone, North Carolina and he’s a regular contributor to on-line magazine, Drone Life. On this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Jason talks about recent stories about drones and law enforcement, conservation, the drone deterrence industry, FAA enforcement and humanitarian use.
Could your UAS company benefit from a strategic alliance?
Steven Smith is President of Ultravance Corporation, a company that works with select UAS manufacturers and end-users helping them land new customers. He has played a pivotal role introducing 3D printing, 3D LCDs, and has worked for years with UAVs. Steve was the top sales engineer at four companies and has extensive experience working in the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. And that’s only part of his extensive technology experience. Recently Steve partnered with Mike Pick, CEO of the start-up SkyFallX to develop strategic partnerships to move the new company forward.
On this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Steve talks about his background in technology and the UAV industry and his role with SkyFallX as a strategic partner. He also talks about seeking other strategic partnerships to advance the company's mission. If you have a background in business or technology and interested in working with UAS companies and developing strategic partnerships, then Steve’s insights should be very valuable.
Have you ever thought about joining or starting a local drone racing club? Then you’re going to want to hear what today’s guest has to share.
Todd Wahl is a drone enthusiast and director of the Drone Racing Club in Atlanta. He’s been flying drones since 2005, helped form the Drone Racing Club and has been a actively involved in advancing the sport of drone racing. On this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Todd talks about drone racing clubs, how they provide the structure and framework to introduce and nurture drone piloting skills and how clubs, like the DRC in Atlanta, have a positive impact in the education, sports and commercial industry.