How I Became a Professional Drone Pilot

In this video, Taylor Mitcham will be sharing with you how she became a professional drone pilot flying UAV’s all across the US for various industries.

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36 Comments

  1. George Fenrich on October 11, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Great info! I would love to see a "DAY in the Life"!
    I lost my job and have a few dollars set aside to start a Drone biz. I would like to do mapping/surveying and inspecting…
    What DRONE should I get and want do I need. "WHERE DO I START"? I will go back and watch more videos! 🙂
    THANKS for being here.
    George

  2. Lopez Studio on October 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Hi. like to see the one day in your life with you drone

  3. Jiminy Cricket on October 11, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    I love your videos! You’re very inspiring! I’ve been flying drones for about 7 years now and recently decided to get my 107. I should hopefully get it in the mail very soon. In the mean time, I’d love to see a video on construction progression, since that’s what I’m most interested in doing. Thanks a lot! Keep it up.

  4. TZP on October 11, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Awesome video thank you for posting it and sharing your story I look forward to seeing more of your awesome content keep up the good work 👍

  5. Elliot Kim on October 11, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    there should be a drone for food delivery soon

  6. Darren Springer on October 11, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Great video! Thanks for sharing!

  7. The Sky’s View on October 11, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    I’ve been doing this for two years now. I have a hard time expanding my business. How do I get to do what you do?

  8. Joseph Knorr on October 11, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    What is required for most of these jobs besides having a drone, Part 107, and flying experience? Interested in pursuing this career, but am having trouble finding what to expect as far as requirements go (technical classes, certifications, etc.). Thank you for any info you can share! 🙂

  9. Matthew Meadows on October 11, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Do you have any previous schooling? Im looking into drone piloting and there are schools that offer UAV and aeronautics training. unfortunately there are not any schools in my area and they are quite pricey (these are 4 year colleges). Any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated.

  10. rob mahabey on October 11, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Hi Taylor, I am curious what you filmed during your hurricane projects? Do you have any footage of that? I am so excited to get my drone business off the ground. I also want to thank you for your videos they are amazing and so helpful. I want you to know you translate the information in a clear and relaxed pace that makes it a joy to listen to ,also you deliver you information in such a way that it is easy to comprehend.
    Thank you Bob Mahaney
    Baltimore Maryland.

  11. Larry Brown on October 11, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks for posting, and yes, I would love to see a "day in the Life" video. I personally feel that it would be inspiring. Still hoping you’ll offer training soon!

  12. Dslee1 on October 11, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    What was your very own first drone that you used to work with thanks.

  13. Axion Glock on October 11, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    I am a Commerical Pilot with my Single Engine and Multi Engine ratings as well as a Certified Flight Instructor, working on my Multi Engine Instructor certificate. Looks like all I have to do is take a quick online class about drones then fill out a form. I wonder if having that full Aviation experience would add to a drone pilot’s resume?

  14. D. H.M. on October 11, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Hi there, I’m drone operator as well, can you share tips how to find my first customer? Would appreciate it. Thanks

  15. Base to Final Aerials on October 11, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Very similar start as I had. Great job!! I am just venturing out in my own after running our program for 5 years.

  16. UgpFpv on October 11, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Yes, a day in the life would be awesome, maybe take a job that a beginner would do and go through the work flow. I was about to get a used mavic pro 2 but now think I’ll get the Mavic air, I just fly fpv right now but really want to fly full time self employed 🙃

  17. maxx increase on October 11, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    …hey thank you for posting – I watched your videos many months ago …I want to be a drone lady too, so thank you for posting! I brought a baby drone for the house and I got so frustrated – I think its too small (super mini). Now your posting again and its making it want to try again!

  18. bsulakersredsox on October 11, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Definitely interested is getting my certification. Thanks for the GREAT videos. Super helpful. You’re the real MVP.

  19. sniper1958 on October 11, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Thanks for posting. Retiring from law enforcement soon and have my part 107. Hope to get clients. Your videos are inspiring.

  20. Lorenzo Lacampagne on October 11, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    This is so cool

  21. James Bussey on October 11, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    You’re awesome. I can’t wait to get my 107.

  22. Dragonfly Drone Services on October 11, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    As you mentioned is kind of hard for a drone business to have high demand here in the brotherly love city. I happy to see you moving forward and not giving up. Kudos.

  23. trich301 on October 11, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Taylor, I’m very interested in your story. If there is anyway I could speak with you about which direction I should take I’d appreciate the time.

  24. Eric Berger on October 11, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Enjoying your stuff, you’re very open AND informative. You are literally the first youtube channel where clicked the bell to be informed of new videos 🙂 I’m a new Part 107 pilot in NYC, interested in what it takes to do something likes on the side as a business – perhaps that can grow into a retirement hobby/business plan within the next ten years. Thanks for the video’s, they’ve been great!

  25. KynRoeBri on October 11, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Wow!!! This is such an interesting career choice. I need my 16 year old son to check this out!!!

  26. Nick Jeffries on October 11, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Great video one day I’ll get into it I hope

  27. Titus Nixon on October 11, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Hey, Taylor, I’ve been watching you for about three years now and have taken a lot of your advice. Being a part 107 pilot has a lot of growing pain and challenges, but you gotta find your niche in this industry. Keep up the good work.

  28. Jeff Reynolds on October 11, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Thank you for posting this ! I have just passed the 107 exam. Please do share a video or blog on your advice on how to proceeded , promote and what skills I should go after now in order to go full time. Thank you so much.. Jeff

  29. Lenora Willis on October 11, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Hi, thanks for sharing your story. I am also looking into starting my own drone company. Love your videos. Currently studying for part 107. Do you have any advice?

  30. William Tovar on October 11, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    You’re super inspiring Taylor. Watching your videos gave me the je ne sais quoi I needed to get started on my business. I received my OFFICIAL Part 107 License in the mail yesterday 🙂 Thank you for sharing your journey – Your Biggest Fan in San Diego

  31. Ben Howard on October 11, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    This is great, I’m about to go get my part 107 and already work for an energy company, but I definitely want to do more outside of that company. Maybe my own company eventually

  32. JP Cacike on October 11, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Taylor, your video was very informative and much appreciated, you have “paid it forward” Thank you for your time and consideration.

  33. Andre Benn on October 11, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Day in the life highly anticipated

  34. Richard Bott Slots And More on October 11, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Very interesting…new sub here..I was thinking about getting into this for a side hustle…Thanks..

  35. Strong Tower on October 11, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Okay, my mind is blown. I am watching all of your videos and you are answering so many of my questions. One that I haven’t seen mentioned is whether or not you have done any government contract work as a UAS pilot. I work for the F-22 program as a contractor and I’m retired military so I wonder if there are opportunities for drone work there. Gotta get my google on I guess!

  36. Frank Zarauskas on October 11, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Thank you for your time and very interested in one of your upcoming videos for just starting up your drone business and maybe some hints on getting our pilots license

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