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Are you looking to have a successful drone business? Join Chris 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 :)
 
The commercial drone industry is projected to be worth more than $20 billion in the next 10 years. Commercial Drones FM is the podcast for the drone industry. Your host, Ian Smith—a helicopter pilot and international drone operator—analyzes the drone industry, guides you in discovering the people who power it, the concepts that drive it, and the global industries who already use drones in their businesses today. The podcast also explores eVTOL aircraft, urban air mobility, and flying cars (a ...
 
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What a year 2020 has been. Would anyone have ever thought an entire rugby season would be cancelled, postponed or altered over something that we knew could happen ... but just never thought it WOULD? Strange times. While the majority of the North American rugby season was cancelled, the rugby media industrial complex (bloggers and podcasters with n…
 
Don Wiley is a drone pilot from Florida, who has created a very successful niche drone business. Rather than focusing on massive construction progress jobs, he is working on individual residential home builds. In addition to residential construction progress, he's also creating YouTube videos that cover a specific topic (such as golf cart parades f…
 
You guessed it .... we made a 2020 Rugby PickEm mash up. Bt runs back the best moments in a year that was undoubtedly one of the more challenging, and gloomy years that we can remember. We started with a season preview where Kim Jordan graced the studio and the crew ran through each MLR teams' hashtags, mascots and other ridiculous pre-season bante…
 
Once the 2020 season was cancelled, Tommy No Piks and Bt began the meticulous endeavor of creating a highlight reel for Rugby PickEm star Logan Collins. Spending hours pouring through old footage including:- PRO Rugby and the Denver Stampede- Grainy (and shaky) CSU Ram highlights (which Logan himself produced, so technically he'll begrudgingly get …
 
Grant Guillot, a drone lawyer practicing with Adams and Reese LLP in Louisiana, joins us this week for some legal Q&A. Here is the list of questions that we initially went through, and then there are a couple of bonus questions near the end from live attendees: Intellectual Property Related Questions When working with clients how important is it to…
 
Paddy From Providence - 0:35Hey boys, Patty from Providence. Hey was scrolling through the old Instagram the other day and right between Hannah Palmer and Jenna Frumes. You know who I'm talking about. So I saw a little post about the Hartford Harpooners. Look, Providence and Harford have a have a long standing rivalry as "New England's Second City"…
 
Happy Holidays Rugby PickEm Family!This has been an astoundingly crazy year. Lives were turned upside down, and the game of rugby will forever be changed in some way shape or form. We hope more than anything that players can return to playing the game they love, and that rugby returns in the US in a safe and timely fashion.It's been nearly 40 days …
 
Fanie Kooij is a drone pilot from Botswana, who brings an extensive agricultural background to drones. He recently acquired a DJI Agras T16 aerial application (spraying) drone, and has been utilizing it in agriculture. Listen in as he describes how he plans his missions, chemical considerations, water transport, solar charging, and more! In additio…
 
Our guest is Loc8 (Locate) CEO, Anthony Lockly. We will dicuss what this image analysis software can do to assist the Search And Rescue comunity. Loc8 is a software development firm focused on creating a suite of applications to post-process digital images. All of the applications are based on Loc8’s patent-pending core algorithms designed to syste…
 
Joe is a two time Emmy award-winning Producer and Founder of Orionvega, Pittsburgh video production company. He has produced highly-visible projects for a variety of clients including Dove, Calvin Klein, Olympic Paints, and AOL. Networks that have featured Joe’s work include ChannelNews Asia, PBS, SPIKE, HGTV, DISCOVERY, and Comedy Central. Over th…
 
Sally French has been a drone journalist and commercial drone pilot for 7 years, and shares her industry insight and more in this week's chat! We cover off how drones got into journalism, what works and what doesn't work, as well as her non journalism related commercial drone flight! Where to find Sally: The Drone Girl (website) Twitter Instagram F…
 
Michael Hill is a drone pilot from Dallas, TX, who is working in a wide range of industries with his drone. He's working in search and rescue, wind turbine and cell tower inspections, NASCAR, education, training, consultancy and more. Listen in as we dig into SAR missions, including planning and search techniques, as well as infrared technology uti…
 
Most people know that the pandemic has (and will continue to) take a grave toll on rugby in the states. The nature of losing a season will have devastating consequences on ALL forms of rugby from grassroots programs, to men's clubs and even to lost revenue that MLR teams had budgeted for.At some point in the future, it will be safe to return to the…
 
After a month of exciting games, the SX-10 raise the trophy on the final day of the Bermuda 10's, defeating the Ohio Aviators at the death. The tournament was a success, hats off to the organizers and the Bermudans for making it all happen. The rugby world awaits future tournaments like this in the future.The Aviators played hard and showed the wor…
 
Steve Diddle has been flying drones for 10 years now, and was one of the early drone ambassadors for the Parrot Bebop. Over the years he has been contributing stock footage to companies such as Getty Images, Shutterstock, and more. In this episode, Steve shares with us what works and what doesn't in the stock footage game. You're going to hear ever…
 
After speaking with Rugby PickEm friend Taylor Howden (the next Eddie Jones in the making) and he confirmed he was coaching the (throwback) Ohio Aviator side in Bermuda 10's, my mind began racing with questions about business side of things...Who are the financial backers and what are their end game?Is Bermuda 10's the beginning of a year-round 10'…
 
You probably know Ken Dono as OriginaldoBo, right? Ken joins us on this week's episode to discuss drones in real estate, and his successful YouTube channel. The real estate discussion doesn't just stop with drones, as Ken also gives us insight into how he shoots interiors and exteriors with his ground based cameras. Yep, we get into aperture, ISO a…
 
Mike from Chicago"Hey this is Mike from Chicago, an old rugger. You probably heard that the rich rugby folks in the US are trying to put together an investment group in order to position the US to bid of either the 2027 or 2031 Rugby World Cup. I got two questions...Isn't USA Rugby broke and in bankruptcy? Where would the World Cup final be held? R…
 
The MLR is bacc. Well, in 6 months. Commish Killebrew announced an exciting return to rugby in March of 2021. 16 games, Semis, Finals. Simple.Jodi from San Diego"What's up, my Rugby PickEm baes. It's Jody from San Diego. And I just heard the news that the MLR is back. I'm fired up for my Legion this year not because of the high-profile signings lik…
 
Benjamin Ritt is a drone pilot from Texas, who has been utilizing a variety of drone technology to survey beaches and coastlines. During our chat, Benjamin offered up a dataset for us to download and try our hand at coastal mapping. If you’d like to download that dataset for free, simply drop your name and email below, and we’ll send it to you ASAP…
 
Sydney Lisignoli is an Oregon based drone pilot, who working on growing her commercial drone business. She obtained her Part 107 in 2019, and is currently flying the DJI Mavic Pro. She's been keeping busy flying for automobile dealerships, real estate, agriculture, mapping, construction progress, and more. Shes editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, and me…
 
This #RugbyPickEm Voicemail show isn't too serious (or is it?) as the lads discuss the future of Hong Kong 7's given the new political situation. The Guru called into the show and inquired about how the rugby community can stand in unity with the free people of Hong Kong.Given the nature and history of H.K. 7's, it is sad to see the island begin to…
 
The OG Florida Man, Jordan "Flash" Gunderson stopped by the new studio (shed) to share his rugby story with the boys. He's lived the American dream, floating from state to state, playing the sport he loves and meeting lifelong friends along the way. First off, let's just paint you a picture. Imagine every bit of 6'4, but as lean as you'd expect a l…
 
Melissa Schiele is a marine ecologist from London, UK, who is flying in Belize, Maldives and British Indian Ocean Territories. She is flying beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) for mapping, animal detection, and illegal activity detection. Awesome, right?! You can find Melissa on Twitter @explorer_mel And yes, this drone podcast is an offshoot of m…
 
As the league has grown (at what seems to be lighting speed) over the first 2.25 seasons of Major League Rugby, there's no doubt that the professional atmosphere has raised the level of play in the US. But with a professional atmosphere, comes the competitive grind that can often leave young players at a loss if they don't have the right people in …
 
Justine Hollingshead is the NC State University Chief of Staff, Vice Chancellor, and drone pilot. She is an AUVSI TOP Level 2 certified pilot, and we dig into what that means and what it's worth. We also discuss FAA Part 107 licensing and how that may fit with what AUVSI is currently doing. At NC State, Justine and her team have been provided a gra…
 
Corey is a drone pilot based in Indiana. He's a full time teacher, but is side hustling with his drone in construction, real estate, orchards, and more. To check out the photo printing video he mentioned click here. He also describes a great sales tactic involving gifts that I think you'll really enjoy and can likely employ in your drone business! …
 
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