A (Traveling) Day in the Life of a Drone Pilot – Essential Worker Edition

A (Traveling) Day in the Life of a Drone Pilot – Essential Worker Edition

In this video, Taylor Mitcham will be showing you a day in the life of a professional drone pilot. She is traveling from one job site to another, as an essential worker, during the covid-19 pandemic.

Unfortunately, she can’t take you on an actual job site while doing commercial drone inspection work, but hopefully this behind the scenes footage provides more insight into what it’s like as a career drone pilot.

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50 Comments

  1. Wolf on May 15, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Are more videos coming? I recently became inspired by the idea of working with drones and traveling. I’m very much in the beginning stages of learning but love the insight you’re sharing out here. Thanks!

  2. Ricky Wilson on May 15, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Great video, I recognized the part of I-80 in Nebraska you traveled.

  3. KATHY WEIGEL HI-LO PHOTO &VIDEO on May 15, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    You’re so nice…you go girl…great job:)

  4. Darryl Sims on May 15, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Would love to touch base with you sometime, very proud and inspired by of what you do, Darryl

  5. Gerry Austin on May 15, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    This is so good! I currently fly for my agency but retire soon, you have shown(and by doing so encouraged) me that I can continue flying and do so professionally

  6. 2EMotoV on May 15, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Love your videos. But why are you having to unload your things from the car? Shouldn’t the hotel be doing that for you?

  7. Andrew Valdez on May 15, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Video starts at 7:30 🙂

  8. Bradley Atwell on May 15, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    i am jus getting into drones. Thank you for taking the time to post.

  9. iabrochium on May 15, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    I’m curious about your inventory checklist and pre-check setup with the drone and remote. Is this mandated by the company you work for, or something you personally implement? Also, do you do the inventory checklist every time you arrive at a new hotel, or after every day on the job? Thanks so much, I am loving your channel.

  10. ludsat1 on May 15, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Your background music is way 2 loud…just saying

  11. oscar A Abril on May 15, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Great stuff

  12. Ty Kendrick on May 15, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Dam you go girl. Love when I see women making money in fields you usually don’t

  13. pat harvey on May 15, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Like a few others have mentioned, I love your smile as it’s so reassuring to your viewers that all is well and that you truly enjoy what your saying and conveying to us the listeners. I bet you have your thinking cap on as to how else to use your natural built in talent at other money making and creating prospects. Your not the type to limit yourself so maybe some of us who enjoy you so much can help move you forward with other ideas.
    Wishing you the best of ongoing success.
    Patrick

  14. Angela D'Esposito on May 15, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Taylor, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
    I’m a woman in the trades and a UAV/UAS hobbyist, your videos have inspired and motivated me to learn and do more.
    You have a talent and professionalism that I admire.
    Please keep the content coming and stay safe out there, friend.

  15. wingsley on May 15, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Very interesting video. Thank you for sharing. A few questions: 1: Was that Chevy wagon you’re driving a company vehicle (meaning a fringe benefit of working for the company) or your own private vehicle? 2: I assume if you’re working for a corporate contractor to capture images of large infrastructure with an uber-fancy drone and controller like that, they likely supplied the equipment. Correct? 3: In your "road warrior" work-travels, do the quality of your accommodations vary as much as the two hotels you showed here? Is that under your control or does the corporate office make the arrangements? 4: I’ve been following Kat Nesbit, an airline flight attendant, for some time now. She likes to show the hotel rooms she stays at while away from home for work. Obviously the airline has an agreement for arranging the rooms. Does your corporate office give you any other perks while on the road, like free cellular? Thanks again.

  16. Nate Steinlage on May 15, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    I know this was uploaded like a year ago, but like do y’all have any jobs that you’re going to need to hire for like next August? I need a change of pace and I like what I see here

  17. The TechBizShea Show on May 15, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Hope you upload more! Love this video

  18. UgpFpv on May 15, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Love it!yes hope you can get permission to show us more of the on job footage. Do you work for one main company or multiple? Do you get jobs by word of mouth or hit them up or…? Thanks! Looks like quite a workout 💪

  19. Corey Henderson on May 15, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Ok Ok, I hit the subscribe button lol. Good stuff so far Miss T!

  20. J O on May 15, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Totally inspirational!!!

  21. Simon Browning on May 15, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Do you have to assemble/disassemble the Alta at each location?

  22. Phoenix One Productions on May 15, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Nice video. I enjoyed it and appreciate the hardwork and effort. Nice b-roll! Lol. I know the trip up to the room took like 5 times longer filming all that.

  23. dee campbell on May 15, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Blessings Taylor, more of this please!😇 Day in the life of!, hire me, take me on as your protégé/business partner! Deecamp@gmail.com I’m a Floridian!

  24. DrNyokc on May 15, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Hey Taylor !! Great job !!! I use to work in the oil field and lived out of Hotels so I was cracking up when you were showing those videos of the room as to how small and limited some of them are !!! LOL…. WOW YOUR DRONE IS NO JOKE !!! Looking to start with Mapping or something along the line of what you are currently doing…. trying to see what i will be getting into … QUESTION:….. I watched a prior video where you mentioned about getting licensed to be a surveyor for mapping but can you not provide the service TO the surveyor without needing to be licensed ??? or do you have to wait 4 years to actually do Mapping so you can get your license ?? Thanks AGAIN … this video brings back memories of hotel living lol

  25. Wade Hartley on May 15, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing Taylor!

  26. DJ CoalCut on May 15, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Great video!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  27. NightWulfGamer on May 15, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    That music is so dramatic lol awesome video

  28. Brandon Roberts on May 15, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Loved this video, Girl. First time catching you. Your energy is great, love seeing your big smile. You are so authentic, just a joy to watch, well done, great job. Just earned a sub from Michigan!

  29. Raykenn1 on May 15, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Really enjoy your videos, thanks for posting them.

  30. karim biggs on May 15, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    You certainly have a new subscriber 👍

  31. Taylor Bowen on May 15, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Hey. This is the second one of your videos that I’ve watched today. I know this is an older video but I hope you answer! So, I’ve been studying for my 107 and I know I’m ready, so I’m about to test. My question is… how did you get the job in the industry? You have my dream job and I really want to get into the space. Please let me know some ideas of how I can get into the same job that you have. I only have a mini 2 right now and I do cinematic style videos but there’s really not much money in that. I’ve just been doing videos of the family. Please let me know. I hope you read this.

  32. Wolf on May 15, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Why can’t you show us the sensors though?

  33. Tokyo Naz on May 15, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Hey Taylor, I completely love your videos so far. Keep up the good work!

  34. Denise Jackson on May 15, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    I’ve never flown a drone yet, but I do enjoy your videos. You might want to consider getting a RV 🙂

  35. Ken K. on May 15, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Hi Taylor,
    Thank you for your content and contributions. I recently went back to school for industrial maintenance and electrical engineering. I took an elective drone course for “the fun of it. “ and the experience has greatly exceeded my expectations.
    I enjoy what I am learning and would like to build an opportunity similar to yours for myself. I will take my part 107 soon. Could you recommend next steps for training and progressing in this field. Travel and being outdoors is very appealing to me. I would welcome the new career. Thank you so much again.
    Take care.

  36. karim biggs on May 15, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Hi, what’s your verdict on the Agras T16?

  37. steve L on May 15, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Lol forehead transition 👍

  38. John Doe on May 15, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    I’m just now getting into this, and strongly thinking about trying to actually get a drone and starting the drone journey, so please forgive me for asking a stupid question, but I get why you can’t show the client or their location, but why can’t you show the sensors and stuff on the dtone? I mean, it’s part of the drone itself and doesn’t have any baring on the client, or does it?

  39. Video on May 15, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Good morning, good evening, wherever you may be. Great media! Where do you get you big drone cases, pilot?

  40. Keidrick Pettaway on May 15, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Great video Taylor!
    What do you recommend for someone just starting out as far a business wise and equipment setup?

  41. NODAYSOFFVA on May 15, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    So glad you are back!

  42. Jeff Boring on May 15, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    and you have a beautiful smile by the way!

  43. Erebus ZepTepi on May 15, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    You need a trailer for all that 😉

  44. Renaud F on May 15, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    So cool to see what’s going on In the industry. Finally started my llc but got no where because of the rona. Now it’s time to gear up and take my light weight dji and find a drone job.

  45. James Wooster on May 15, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Being real by showing the hotel bag drag. Reminds me of my airline pilot days. 🙂

  46. KBCI TV on May 15, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Wow Taylor, a Alta X??? High Speed…congrats!!! Is that a company asset? Did you receive training on flying that beast? Proud of you!!!

  47. Fixing It with Morris on May 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    what is all that stuff?

  48. Jeff Boring on May 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    i guess hotels don’t have bellhops anymore!

  49. photogra4 on May 15, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Thank you, Taylor, for a wonderful informative video. I hope you are still continuing to be successful in this endeavor! I am having to make some major career choices. Since I have decades of photography/equipment operating experience, I believe this might be a good transition for my age as well (53, less impactful on the body – LOL). Im looking forward to perusing more of your videos to see what my next steps should be to pursue my education and break into this new and growing field. (I especially like the traveling part – since I have nothing holding me back). If you have any suggestions I would truly appreciate them. Again, Best of Luck to you in 2022!

  50. E Bombs World on May 15, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    You need a converted sprinter style van that you can haul your gear and live on the road out of.

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