Peoria Drone-Cheri

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About Peoria Drone-Cheri

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  1. My overall experience with the drone business has been very positive. I'd say the biggest hurdle is getting people to understand what drone footage can show, and how it could help them (or their business), and getting them to understand the cost involved. Our biggest client is Bradley University, and we have shot footage for their cross country, cheer & soccer teams as well as providing clips of the Peoria area for their basketball team's intro video. My biggest learning experience was to really listen to my intuition when flying. My worst crash happened about a year in--so I was feel
  2. If I won this mini, I'd be using it for demos and educational purposes--I teach STEM Camp to kids in middle & high school. I have already budgeted for a Tello (for this exact purpose!) but the mini would be an even better teaching tool. Thanks for the opportunity! 🤩
  3. Hi! I'm Cheri. I've been flying drones for about 5 years and have had my 107 certification since 2016 (can't believe I'm due to take my 3rd knowledge test this autumn!) I've been flying commercially since before the 107 was mandatory, and I mostly cover sporting events, festivals/outdoor events, real estate and some artsy shoots along the Illinois River. I also teach STEM Camp to kids from 4th-10th grade. I recently joined my local chamber of commerce and am working on becoming certified as a Woman/Minority Owned Business, so I expect my business to (hopefully) double in the next year or two.