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Classic Aero-TV: Going 'Pro' (Drone-Style)--Building A Career From A Hobby

From 2017 (YouTube Version): So You Wanna Fly Commercial Drones…

What does it take to move from a drone hobbyist to a professional drone operator? That was the question posed by ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell of Harold Sweet, Rental Manager for Samy’s Camera.

Sweet said that first thing a potential commercial drone operator needs to consider is how they will be using their aircraft. The choices run the gamut from aircraft that would be appropriate for a photographer documenting a wedding or real estate venture to full cinematic photography.  

Sweet said that it’s a good idea for the camera operator to be separate from the pilot. “We’re talking about safety, probably, number one. Sort of the teams we’ve been thinking about putting together has all those players. You’ve got to have the creative person, the camera operator, the drone operator, and the drone maintenance person too.”

It’s more than just getting your commercial drone operator certificate and going out to fly, if you’re really going to be a pro.

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