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. KBCI TV on October 2, 2021 at 7:45 am

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

  2. Renaud F on October 2, 2021 at 7:45 am

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

  3. Andrew Valdez on October 2, 2021 at 7:47 am

    Video starts at 7:30 ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. dee campbell on October 2, 2021 at 7:48 am

    Blessings Taylor, more of this please!๐Ÿ˜‡ Day in the life of!, hire me, take me on as your protรฉgรฉ/business partner! Deecamp@gmail.com I’m a Floridian!

  5. Wade Hartley on October 2, 2021 at 7:49 am

    Thanks for sharing Taylor!

  6. John Doe on October 2, 2021 at 7:49 am

    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?

  7. Parker Hill on October 2, 2021 at 7:49 am

    Loved it! Great video! Very inspirational video to just do it!

  8. Keidrick Pettaway on October 2, 2021 at 7:52 am

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

  9. Brandon Roberts on October 2, 2021 at 7:56 am

    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!

  10. Denise Jackson on October 2, 2021 at 7:56 am

    I’ve never flown a drone yet, but I do enjoy your videos. You might want to consider getting a RV ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Kathy Weigel on October 2, 2021 at 7:56 am

    Youโ€™re so nice…you go girl…great job:)

  12. Mexi Short on October 2, 2021 at 7:56 am

    That music is so dramatic lol awesome video

  13. Erebus ZepTepi on October 2, 2021 at 7:59 am

    You need a trailer for all that ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Tokyo Naz on October 2, 2021 at 8:00 am

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

  15. Ricky Wilson on October 2, 2021 at 8:01 am

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

  16. Lopez Studio on October 2, 2021 at 8:02 am

    Nice video. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘

  17. kory klix on October 2, 2021 at 8:02 am

    Damn Corona got those Bell hops outta business.
    WAS wondering why you couldn’t show sensors, are they proprietary or is they govment secrets =:)

  18. Video on October 2, 2021 at 8:03 am

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

  19. steve L on October 2, 2021 at 8:03 am

    Lol forehead transition ๐Ÿ‘

  20. Phoenix One Productions on October 2, 2021 at 8:05 am

    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.

  21. iabrochium on October 2, 2021 at 8:05 am

    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.

  22. El Ociofilo on October 2, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Like the idea of the video, but i want to know whatโ€™s on all the cases. Cause you only showed one. So itโ€™ll be nice to have a video โ€œcase tourโ€ or something like that so we can see and understand why so many cases and boxes.

  23. sniper1958 on October 2, 2021 at 8:07 am

    Taylor if you are ever in the DFW area let me know. Perhaps I can shadow you since I’m just starting out in the aerial drone business.

  24. Wolf on October 2, 2021 at 8:10 am

    Why can’t you show us the sensors though?

  25. The TechBizShea Show on October 2, 2021 at 8:10 am

    Hope you upload more! Love this video

  26. Wasim Akram on October 2, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Thanks for the great video. Just out of curiosity, what do you not share the sensors you carry?

  27. James Wooster on October 2, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Being real by showing the hotel bag drag. Reminds me of my airline pilot days. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. UgpFpv on October 2, 2021 at 8:13 am

    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 ๐Ÿ’ช

  29. Corey Henderson on October 2, 2021 at 8:14 am

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

  30. Darryl Sims on October 2, 2021 at 8:15 am

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

  31. Raykenn1 on October 2, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Really enjoy your videos, thanks for posting them.

  32. Gerry Austin on October 2, 2021 at 8:16 am

    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

  33. Simon Browning on October 2, 2021 at 8:18 am

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

  34. karim biggs on October 2, 2021 at 8:19 am

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

  35. DJ CoalCut on October 2, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Great video!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  36. karim biggs on October 2, 2021 at 8:20 am

    You certainly have a new subscriber ๐Ÿ‘

  37. NODAYSOFFVA on October 2, 2021 at 8:23 am

    So glad you are back!

  38. E Bombs World on October 2, 2021 at 8:28 am

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

  39. Jeff Boring on October 2, 2021 at 8:30 am

    i guess hotels don’t have bellhops anymore!

  40. DDS, LLC on October 2, 2021 at 8:30 am

    From one Penn Stater to another….Taylor you should be proud of your accomplishments in the UAS industry. Your videos have helped established my drone business. We Are…

  41. ludsat1 on October 2, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Your background music is way 2 loud…just saying

  42. oscar A Abril on October 2, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Great stuff

  43. Bradley Atwell on October 2, 2021 at 8:32 am

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

  44. Wolf on October 2, 2021 at 8:33 am

    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!

  45. Angela D'Esposito on October 2, 2021 at 8:33 am

    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.

  46. Andre Benn on October 2, 2021 at 8:34 am

    I just had a wtf look on my face when I watched this. And I thought my Mavic was the thang, you make that look like a paper plane…dang. Why didnโ€™t you get some help with the load. Canโ€™t wait to see the next vid. Great vid Taylor

  47. 2EMotoV on October 2, 2021 at 8:37 am

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

  48. DrNyokc on October 2, 2021 at 8:37 am

    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

  49. J O on October 2, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Totally inspirational!!!

  50. Jeff Boring on October 2, 2021 at 8:42 am

    and you have a beautiful smile by the way!

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