145 episodes

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 Drone Trainer Podcast The Drone Trainer

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 66 Ratings

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 :)

    Flying Drones for IBM & CNN with Oliver Dickinson

    Flying Drones for IBM & CNN with Oliver Dickinson

    If you're looking to make the jump from sporadic revenue to scalable and consistent growth in your drone business, TDT Pro is for you!
    Check out The Drone Trainer Pro right here!
    Oli Dickinson is a drone pilot based in the UK, who has had a very fortunate journey in the commercial drone space.
    Listen in as he discusses how he's flying for IBM and has also garnered attention from CNN. It's really a great drone story that we can all take inspiration from.
    Where to find Oliver:
    Website: Different View Photography Facebook Instagram LinkedIn The IBM docuseries trailer The full IBM docuseries (registration required)

    • 1 hr
    Drone Franchising, Roof Inspections, and Hotels with James Brindley

    Drone Franchising, Roof Inspections, and Hotels with James Brindley

    If you're looking to make the jump from sporadic revenue to scalable and consistent growth in your drone business, TDT Pro is for you!
    Check out The Drone Trainer Pro right here!
    James Brindley is a commercial drone pilot based in Cornwall, England. In addition to flying under his own company, he's also a franchisee with The SkyCam.
    In this episode James discusses the startup costs as a franchisee, as well as the fee structure.
    He also discusses roof inspections, hotels, flying around animals, off roading in his VW Golf, and more!
    Where to find James:
    Website: Above The Coast Facebook Instagram The SkyCam Franchise Information

    • 42 min
    Drone Roof Inspections, Tower Inspections, Events, and more with Shari Williams

    Drone Roof Inspections, Tower Inspections, Events, and more with Shari Williams

    If you're looking to make the jump from sporadic revenue to scalable and consistent growth in your drone business, TDT Pro is for you!
    Check out The Drone Trainer Pro right here!
    Shari Williams is a drone pilot based in Philadelphia, who is flying her drone for roof inspections, events, education, and also currently skilling up in the area of tower inspections.
    In this episode, Chris mentioned a drone pilot that flew for the NHL, but couldn't remember her name during the recording. The good news is that we've located her after the fact, and you can check out the cool work that Nicole Abbett is doing right here.
    Where to find Shari:
    Website Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn

    • 50 min
    Drones in Construction Progress and WAY more with Australian Drone Pilot, Aaron McKay

    Drones in Construction Progress and WAY more with Australian Drone Pilot, Aaron McKay

    If you're looking to make the jump from sporadic revenue to scalable and consistent growth in your drone business, TDT Pro is for you!
    Check out The Drone Trainer Pro right here!
    Aaron McKay is a drone pilot from Sydney Australia who has been flying since 2017. He's been a photographer for 20 years, and in this episode describes his journey from pro photographer to full time drone pilot.
    Aaron is flying a wide range of drones including the DJI Phantom, Mavic, Inspire, Air, and FPV drones, and really dives deep into his construcion progress process. The detail that Aaron provides is absolute gold, so this is an episode that you don't want to miss!
    Where to find Aaron:
    Website: Aus Aerial Media Facebook YouTube Instagram Twitter LinkedIn

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Drone Mapping Professional, John Lee

    Drone Mapping Professional, John Lee

    If you're looking to make the jump from sporadic revenue to scalable and consistent growth in your drone business, TDT Pro is for you!
    Check out The Drone Trainer Pro right here!
    John Lee is a drone pilot based in Arizona, who is a drone mapping professional. In this episode we go into the depths of mapping, and explore all of the acronyms and what they mean to you and your client.
    John preaches the following, and I think it makes sense for any kind of drone project...
    "Start with the deliverable in mind."
    Where to find John:
    LinkedIn Twitter Office Phone: 1-928-350-6096

    • 48 min
    Drone Deploy Solutions Engineer & Commercial Drone Pilot, Parker Deuel

    Drone Deploy Solutions Engineer & Commercial Drone Pilot, Parker Deuel

    If you're looking to make the jump from sporadic revenue to scalable and consistent growth in your drone business, TDT Pro is for you!
    Check out The Drone Trainer Pro right here!
    Parker Deuel is a commercial drone pilot and solutions engineer at Drone Deploy. He's bene flying for 6 years, and started off with the original DJI Phantom! We get into the nitty gritty of how to land recurring construction contracts, as well as what the best kind of deliverables are. In addition, we also discuss his role at Drone Deploy and tips and tricks for how to get the absolute best out of your mapping and modelling.
    Where to find Parker:
    LinkedIn

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

FisherKing8 ,

Approachable yet technical

I appreciate the approachability often lost on tech podcasts.
And you still have enough technical content to satisfy my inner nerd.
Much appreciated!

DONOMATIK ,

A must listen for any drone enthusiast!

I really appreciate the casual & conversational tone of this podcast. Chris does a tremendous job of connecting with drone pilots from all over the world, and highlighting their personal & unique stories, from total beginner to expert pilot on center stage. Wish to turn your side hustle drone skills & services into an official & profitable business? This podcast is for you!

coreyleeknight ,

Helped Boost My Business

My business is doing awesome this summer and I would not be where I am today without the content you guys put out regularly. I am able to gain the confidence in myself and my business from listening to the conversations Chris has with other drone pilots from all over the world. Drone technology is still new and we are all trying to figure it out together, thankfully we can all learn from each others successes and failures both shared on this podcast.

Thank you so much!

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