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Are you looking to have a successful drone business? Join The Drone Trainer, Chris Anderson, as he interviews other successful drone pilots from around the world. In these weekly interviews, you'll hear about everything from marketing your drone business to flight tips, and a variety of ideas that you can use to help your drone business really take off! Yes, that pun was intended! Subscribe now :)

Are you looking to have a successful drone business? Join The Drone Trainer, Chris Anderson, as he interviews other successful drone pilots from around the world. In these weekly interviews, you'll hear about everything from marketing your drone business to flight tips, and a variety of ideas that you can use to help your drone business really take off! Yes, that pun was intended! Subscribe now :)
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Are you looking to have a successful drone business? Join The Drone Trainer, Chris Anderson, as he interviews other successful drone pilots from around the world. In these weekly interviews, you'll hear about everything from marketing your drone business to flight tips, and a variety of ideas that you can use to help your drone business really take off! Yes, that pun was intended! Subscribe now :)

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Episodes

TDT 052 - Luxury Real Estate Drone Pilot Houston Brown

12/12/2018
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Houston Brown is a luxury real estate photographer and drone pilot, who has carved out a niche shooting multimillion dollar ranches in the Dallas area. He started off as a ground based photographer, and branched out into drones once realtors started expecting aerials added to their marketing materials. In addition to just shooting luxury real estate, Houston is marketing himself as a luxury photographer. How do you market yourself as a luxury real estate drone photographer? Well, he starts...

Duration:01:16:16

TDT 051 - Swedish Drone Pilot Camilla Dellion

12/6/2018
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Camilla Dellion is a currently living in the Maldives, flying and capturing some dynamite ocean shots. She is originally from Sweden, but as you hear in this interview she's a world traveler who already has her sites set on her next location. She is currently selling her beautiful prints back home in Sweden to help support her lifestyle in the Maldives, and taking every opportunity that she can to go to Indonesia for projects. Camilla is currently living on an island that is about 1km long,...

Duration:00:21:25

TDT 050 - Home and Away Director and Drone Pilot Tony Gardiner

11/28/2018
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Tony Gardiner is a drone pilot and director on the Australian television show, Home And Away. Tony has been working on the show for a few years, and has worked his way up to director. Don't let that fool you into thinking that he's just directing all the awesome drone shots that you see on the show though. He's also on the drone controls, flying and capturing all the shots that they need for the show! Tony is currently flying the DJI Inspire 2 and Mavic 2 Pro, after upgrading from the...

Duration:00:34:44

TDT 049 - Mapping, Modelling, and 360 Drone Tours with Mika Kurkilahti

11/14/2018
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Mika Kurkilahti is a Finnish drone pilot based on Turku. He is one of the partners at a digital agency, and is incorporating drone flights and footage in his creative work. He has been working in his digital agency since 2002, and has been working with drones since 2014 when he picked up a DJI Phantom 2. Since starting with the Phantom 2, Mika has upgraded to the Phantom 3 Pro and now the Phantom 4 Pro. He discusses how well the P3P worked for him, and how beneficial DJI Care was when he...

Duration:00:41:03

TDT Bonus - Lost and Found Drones

11/13/2018
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Just a quick bonus episode of the podcast, where I speak with Marc Monteiro, who recently found a drone while out on a hike with friends in Australia. Marc played detective and got it back to the rightful owner, so listen in to see how he made that happen!

Duration:00:08:13

TDT 048 - Drones in South Florida Real Estate with Mike Poore

11/8/2018
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Mike Poore is based in Pembrooke Pines, near Fort Lauderdale and Miami in south Florida. He's a drone pilot, and the brains behind Mike's Aerial Photography LLC. Mike has been flying and operating for about a year now, and started off with a Phantom 3 Standard that he picked up on Amazon. Since then he has upgraded to the Mavic Pro, and recently to the Mavic 2 Pro. Working primarily in real estate, Mike is creating photos and videos of his client's properties from a variety of angles and...

Duration:00:31:20

TDT 047 - Real Estate and Solar Panel Drones with Keith Perry

11/1/2018
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Keith Perry, as you may remember from a video blog post that I shared a few weeks ago, is flying a Mavic 2 Zoom. He was one of the first drone pilots that picked up a Mavic 2 Zoom, so with how passionate he is about drones I wanted to chat with him on the podcast as well! Keith's company is Hudson Valley Drones, based in upstate New York. Keith is concentrating on real estate, but is also working in solar panels and surveying for solar companies. If you're interested in solar panel work, be...

Duration:00:24:34

TDT 046 - Riptide Prints Creator Michael Brown

10/24/2018
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Michael Brown is an Australia based drone pilot, who identified a need to help drone photographers get their work on walls around the world. Michael found that there are creators that are producing some excellent materials, but don't have an easy way to market, print, and ship their work around the world. His response? He created Riptide Prints! As I mention in the introduction to the show, this is a follow-up episode to my chat with Merr Watson in episode 42. Merr spoke positively about...

Duration:00:40:42

TDT 045 - Drone Landscapes with Tyler Leipprandt

10/17/2018
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Tyler Leipprandt is a Michigan based drone pilot, who is working in real estate and also shooting landscape photos with his drone. Tyler was a teacher for 5 years, and then made the transition into instructional technology. From there his love of drones and tech grew, and the rest has been history.

Duration:00:33:12

TDT 044 - Construction Progress with Kyle Ventler

10/10/2018
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Kyle Ventler is flying out of the Seattle area, flying construction sites to capture progression footage. He has been taking standard photos and videos of construction sites, and has now come up with a new technique to count anchor bolts at construction sites. He's developed this technique based on a drone mapping combination of Drone Deploy and Agremo. Yes, Agremo is marketed as an agricultural product, however Kyle has found a way to utilize it in his construction drone work. Very cool and...

Duration:00:37:06

TDT 043 - Drone Augmented Reality with Chris Brisendine

10/3/2018
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Chris Brisendine has developed an augmented reality solution for drones, that he envisions will be used heavily in public safety response. He has a connection with emergency management in Paris Tennessee, which has allowed him to access useful data to utilize in his app. There is 911 information, home values, colour of houses, and more, but the real value comes in his ability to create overlays. Roads, dropping pins, and damage assessments can be done in real time using Chris' augmented...

Duration:00:19:04

TDT 042 - Selling Drone Prints with Merr Watson

9/26/2018
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Merr Watson was born in the Philippines and moved to Perth about 8 years ago. She is a content creator, who is using her drone to capture stunning photos and videos at the beach. Merr was approached by Mike at Riptide Prints who offered her the opportunity to easily sell her prints online. Riptide takes care of all the printing, framing, and shipping, while still providing Merr the majority of the profit. Think she is a fan of that? YOU BET!

Duration:00:32:53

TDT 041 - Connecticut Drone Pilot Ryan Hargraves

9/19/2018
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Ryan Hargraves has been a photographer for 10 years, and has now added drones to his arsenal. He takes a lot of real estate photos, and adding the drone to his business has been very financially beneficial to his business. Ryan owns the DJI Mavic, Inspire 1, and Phantom 4 Pro, and discusses why he chooses one over the other based on the type of job that he's doing. Since he has a few smaller capable units, you're probably not going to be surprised to hear why his Inspire 1 is mostly sitting...

Duration:00:37:33

TDT 040 - Drone Insurance with Evan Garmon

9/12/2018
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Evan Garmon is an insurance agent based in Indiana, servicing drone pilots from all across the United States. Evan has been working in the insurance industry since 2013, and started to specialize in drone insurance in 2015 with Harpenau Insurance. His description on their website says that Evan loves drones, reading, fitness, and pumpkin carving. Rest assured, we're only going to talk about the first point in this interview ;) Evan and I discuss trends in the drone insurance industry, as...

Duration:00:23:33

TDT 039 - Manchester Drone Pilot Ella McKendrick

9/5/2018
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Ella McKendrick is a recreational drone pilot who is also using her drone to promote her lifestyle brand. Listen in as she discuss her editing process, Instagram advertising strategies, and why she is shooting JPG instead of RAW photos! When speaking about Instagram ads, Ella gives us tips on how to best target your ads so that you're not just throwing your money into the wind. Strategies discussed include age, gender, and location targeting based on your desired audience. If you're...

Duration:00:35:24

TDT 037 - DJI Mavic 2 Pro Review

8/29/2018
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Who else was excited with the announcement and immediate release of the DJI Mavic 2 series drones! We all knew it was coming, but now that it's finally here we can get some real world reviews of the new series as they've already started landing in people's hands around the world. Elijah Browning, a commercial drone pilot from Michigan was one of the lucky ones to get his hands on a DJI Mavic 2 Pro right away after release, and he's been awesome enough to hop on the show and share his...

Duration:00:26:21

TDT 038 - Solar Panels and Drones with Sinuhe Montoya

8/29/2018
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Sinuhe Montoya is a drone pilot who saw an opportunity to use his drone to help get solar panels installed. How does that happen? Well, he actually doesn't invite any of the installers with him, but instead he runs everything through his business DroneQuote. How does that work? Well without giving it all away, he saw a need to eliminate painful in home solar panel sales calls by pre-shooting with his drone. Once a home has been shot, he sends the opportunity out to other installers who then...

Duration:00:32:45

TDT 036 - My turn to be the guest! Hey, it's The UAV Digest!

8/17/2018
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The tables have turned a bit in this episode, in that I'm not the host but rather the guest as I have a chat with Max and David over at The UAV Digest! The UAV Digest is a great podcast for finding out the latest industry news, and I wanted to share it with all of you! Have a listen as I'm on the other side of the table, discussing trends in the UAV industry, as well as our predictions for the future. I really think that you're going to enjoy the episode, so when you're finished listening...

Duration:00:34:39

TDT 035 - Flying Drones in Belgium with Halil Berisha

8/16/2018
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Halil Berisha is a drone photographer based in Belgium, who is looking to turn commercial. In this episode, Halil discusses the difference in drone licensing in Belgium, and why he is looking to obtain his license in a neighbouring country instead.

Duration:00:28:30

TDT 034 - Flying Drones for NBC with Paula Sullivan

8/8/2018
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Paula Sullivan is in the fortunate position to be able to fly under contract for NBC news in the Boston and Connecticut areas! Listen in as she discusses how she flies her gigs, and also how she connected with her company, Photo Flight Aerial Media!

Duration:00:26:57