Philip Moore

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  1. Doing a drone reshoot is never fun (especially when it is in a difficult environment to fly). And that is if you are able to do reshoot! Imagine being commissioned by a big time client to film and fly an event, and something prevents you from delivering a great final product; it could be a big blow to your career. Check out this article about things to consider to prevent a drone reshoot. I hope this helps somebody! https://crescentflightops.com/blog/f/4-ways-to-prevent-drone-reshoots Question: If anybody has had to a drone reshoot what were the reason(s)?
  2. Hey Everybody, I have been very busy lately but recently I wrote an article on why 2019 has been a difficult year for consumer and prosumer pilots. It is not the end of the drone world but some of these entries are very frustrating. Anyways the link is below, let me know what you think in the forum: https://crescentflightops.com/blog/f/10-reasons-why-2019-has-been-a-difficult-year-for-the-drone-indus
  3. Hey pilots, I am heading to Orlando, FL for business in a couple of weeks. I have one afternoon open, and you know what that is going to be used for 🤗. I know Disney is off limits so where are some cool places to capture with a drone in Orlando or the vicinity. Let me know!
  4. My best advice is to fly all the time, if not every day. Consume drone-related content every single day. Find ways to add value and have some fun!
  5. Recently I had the opportunity to pitch a drone service in a small business pitch competition. While I did not win, a lot of people loved my presentation and it led to a reoccurring job. I posted my experiences in a video below. While I list a few things you will need, to me the most important aspect is finding a differentiator in the drone service industry and visually displaying your value to your clients. Below is the video, let me know what you think in the forum.
  6. Thank you @Chase Flynn | UAV Coach it took me nearly to fly fulltime! While there isn't a direct pathway yet, that gives many qualified, passionate, and skilled individuals a chance to work in an incredibly exciting industry.
  7. @Chase Flynn | UAV Coach I hope you're right! I have done a lot of mapping missions for companies and they only want the P4P. But we shall see, 2019 is gearing up to be an interesting year for the drone industry, it has not been the best but hopefully it will change.
  8. @Dave Pitman 😂 New age businesses do not care about sales and satisfying their customers it's all about "funding" and whose on the Board of Directors.
  9. I hyped up Kittyhawk for a while, but I was wrong and I am going to explain why I am eating this delicious crow. Kittyhawk is the second biggest drone disappointment of 2019 (first being the Phantom 4 series). First, their LAANC system is down for 2 weeks, then it comes back BUT you can't file for an airspace authorization in advance unless you have the enterprise option...which you can't even get a quote on. What a joke.
  10. @Isabella | UAV Coach Thank you for your kind words! I think that people who aspire to work in the industry especially as an operator will face a myriad of challenges. However, these challenges can be overcome.
  11. @Everett the Phantom 4 Pro is objectively praised as the best all-around drone on the market. Many believe that the imagery is still better than the Hasselblad camera on the Mavic Pro 2. Anywho it doesn't make sense that DJI releases a mapping software that is exclusively only available for a drone that is not in production. In addition, adding a mapping software that does not include your latest product relegates the Mavic Series to only basic photography and videography (minus the Mavic 2 Enterprise).
  12. Hey everybody. I have been a big fan of Kittyhawk.io but this is pretty disappointing. Kittyhawk's LAANC system is down till next week. If you need auto airspace authorization you can try Airmap or Skyward. Best,
  13. Hey pilots. recently DJI halted production on the Phantom 4 series. DJI has its "reasons" but this is a blow to the drone industry because the Phantom 4 Pro is widely regarded as the best all-around drone on the market. The industry is leaning too much toward to hobbyists with a steady stream of foldable drones while leaving out more serious commercial pilots (we are their customers too!). I believe the community needs to come together to show our dismay with DJI. I think the best action to do is by contacting DJI (https://www.dji.com/contact) with our thoughts. If enough people reach out to them, it could give them a reason to change course.
  14. Hey pilots. recently DJI halted production on the Phantom 4 series. DJI has its "reasons" but this is a blow to the drone industry because the Phantom 4 Pro is widely regarded as the best all-around drone on the market. The industry is leaning too much toward to hobbyists with a steady stream of foldable drones while leaving out more serious commercial pilots (we are their customers too!). I believe the community needs to come together to show our dismay with DJI. I think the best action to do is by contacting DJI (https://www.dji.com/contact) with our thoughts. If enough people reach out to them, it could give them a reason to change course.
  15. I recently posted a video. This new video is about the benefits of being a drone pilot. While being able to make a living or even a part-time living as a drone operator can be difficult, It can also be very rewarding! The link is below and for those who do fly fulltime or part-time what do you think are the best benefits? Let us know in the thread!
  16. Hey @dnedzel I highly recommend looking into https://airdata.com/ for flight tracking, monitoring, and analytics. And https://kittyhawk.io/ for drone management and obtaining flight waiver (they also have limited flight tracking). Let me know if this helps.
  17. @dnedzel Thank you so much for your kind words! If you have any work now or in the future I would love to see them. Best,
  18. @OVERSEARTH it really was! One of the best benefits of the drone industry is just how unpredictable it can be. You just really have no idea where it can take you from day-to-day. While it takes a lot of hard work to get there, it makes it well worth it in the end!
  19. Hey UAV Coach Community, I just released my reel. For the past year, I have been very fortunate to work on some incredibly cool and unique projects. From Hollywood to the Gulf of Mexico, this reel represents what an incredible year I was able to experience. For all those looking to make a career in the drone industry, I hope this reel proves that it is more than possible. Special thanks to the team at uavcoach.com. Let me know what you all think. Also please subscribe to the channel as I provide a lot of valuable information to aspiring drone pilots.
  20. Hey UAV Coach Community, I just released my reel. For the past year, I have been very fortunate to work on some incredibly cool and unique projects. From Hollywood to the Gulf of Mexico, this reel represents what an incredible year I was able to experience. For all those looking to make a career in the drone industry, I hope this reel proves that it is more than possible. Special thanks to the team at uavcoach.com. Let me know what you all think. Also please subscribe to the channel as I provide a lot of valuable information to aspiring drone pilots.
  21. Hey Bill, Assuming you are doing instantat authorization, whenever you apply for instant authorization, via kittyhawk.io or airmap, you are going to be prompted to draw a flight plan during the application. Check out this tutorial for a better reference:
  22. I see a lot of new people coming into the community on a daily basis, which is great to see! While it can be exciting to purchase your first drone, you also need the know the correct method of setting up that drone for flight each and every time. Check out this tutorial that I hope can provide a manual to both new and experienced drone pilots.
  23. So what methods are people going to do to put their number on their drone? That is what I am not finding. Am I suppose to print a small piece of paper and tape it on to the drone. Where I live, we get a lot of high precipitation and humidity, and I feel like that label would come right off. Just some of my thoughts, I would like to find out more.