Professional Drone Pilot: A Day in the Life

Professional Drone Pilot: A Day in the Life

This is a day in my life as a professional drone pilot. I film for businesses, tv shows and more using both camera drones and FPV drones.

What’s it like working as a professional drone pilot filming for TV shows? It’s probably way different than you would expect and every show is different but this is an example of what a day in the life of a pro drone pilot is like. Using drones from DJI like the Air 2s, Mavic 2 Pro and Inspire 2 as well as custom built FPV drones that carry go pros all the way to a RED Komodo to capture the footage needed for different TV shows.

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50 Comments

  1. Andrey Sidorenko on June 10, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Why fpv drone do you use

  2. Jared Spink on June 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Digging the vlog

  3. Drone View GIS on June 10, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Yes, this was a great point of view. Great job!!

  4. John Hudgins on June 10, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    I like this Jake. Keep em coming.

  5. Kevin Hawthorne on June 10, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Awesome video

  6. TriMotion Media on June 10, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Who is paying you to get all this, what seems to be, random footage? Pretty cool stuff

  7. BMan FPV on June 10, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    That was a sick ride-a-long jake… loved itπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š

  8. Klaas Apperlo on June 10, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Like this kind of video!

  9. Tiger on June 10, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    yes please make video how you travell

  10. Richard Freeman on June 10, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Great video. Please make more of this content

  11. Joanne Rigutto on June 10, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    I love information like this. I’m preparing to add drone work to my repertoire and this is critical information that I need to determine how it will fit into my business model. Thank you so much for all of the drone tutorials that you’ve done so far. Keep ’em coming!

  12. Permafrost Beards on June 10, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    This will be great to show to the next drone camp! Thanks!

  13. Mary Anne Jennings on June 10, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Fantastic insight into the work you can do as a Done Pilot, brilliant, and each job is different due to location and local conditions, again a wonderful inside thank you much for this experience – brilliant thank you!

  14. Paul Widmayer aka Widmayer Aerial Imagery on June 10, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Good video Jake. Although you didn’t cover the endless hours in front of the computer with your footage!~

  15. Dev Dawar on June 10, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Tell me about Drone Pilot Jobs

  16. Poogie 13 on June 10, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    You do an incredible job. All the way around

  17. PEI Real Estate - Michael Poczynek on June 10, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Very cool and interesting…. love to know what googles you are using and your Inspire 2 set up (in a video). The quality is amazing.

  18. Flysafe on June 10, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Good work jake, cool and very interesting video to watchβ€¦πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ another busy day !πŸ’ͺ

  19. Demond Porter on June 10, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Srt in Chicago …nice !!!

  20. Algorithm Assault on June 10, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Love the Alaska hat

  21. Alien Drones on June 10, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Nice work Jake, fun to see some different locations and the different equipment used for each… Thanks for taking us along friend!

  22. Poogie 13 on June 10, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    When you running for public office again?

  23. O Pai TΓ‘ On on June 10, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    This is amazing dude.
    Just found out these drone courses in Europe, still a very unknow profession in Europe.
    How much is the salary? Cant find this info anywhere

  24. Danny Engesser on June 10, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    I’ve enjoyed all your videos, but would definitely like to see more like this. Thanks!

  25. TNRockyraccoon on June 10, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Awesome stuff Jake.

  26. Kevin Wells on June 10, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Hi Jake,
    thanks man for the video, and the flying is always excellent. Are you still remaining up ‘north’ most of the time? I imagine you can make more $ with what you are doing here, just curious. I have absolutely loved your remote videos as well. These are some serious drones though! I’ll keep watching your podcasts. Glad to watch you doing anything with a drone man.

  27. Vonner on June 10, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    I liked this one much more than the reviews. Those are good for the scenery, this was more interesting. My only suggestion would be to have more time stamps for when things were happening. πŸ‘πŸ»

  28. Simon Lalonde on June 10, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Very good video

  29. Bruce A. Kenney on June 10, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    great style Jake

  30. John Burnet on June 10, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Great and very interesting πŸ‘

  31. Mark Lazenby on June 10, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Hey Jake – Love the behind the scenes / over the shoulder look at a working drone professional, so yeah, would like to see more. Are all those drones yours? If so, quick question, save and purchase Inspire 2 or wait for Inspire 3 and / or DJI Pro 3? Haven’t been able to catch up for a while, so great to see you in action again.

  32. FLYZONE DRONE on June 10, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    This is great Jake. Hope your enjoying Chicago!.πŸ€™

  33. Teagan on June 10, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Do you do any car commercials? Or any car drifting videos?

  34. Sahil on June 10, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    please make more of these

  35. Custom Load on June 10, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    More in the life stuff.

  36. Barry Krohn on June 10, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    You are really good FPV flyer. Took my breath away. Vlog need more details on how you set up equipment and how you set your mind in picturing the shoot.

  37. patrick eul on June 10, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    I like this style vid.

  38. Stefan Petersen on June 10, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Jake you videos are amazing as always , if I would be able to get a fraction of your skills I would be very happy. All the best to you from Thailand πŸ™πŸ»πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

  39. Ahtisham ul Haq on June 10, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Hi Jake, I had a problem that I have balanced the Ronin SC but still it doesn’t work properly. some time it starts vibration and the camera shakes badely. Please make a detailed video on Ronin SC.

  40. Dev Dawar on June 10, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Hello sir, i am from india and i am doing drone pilot training

  41. Alaska VFX Filmer on June 10, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Perfect way to wait for the livestream

  42. PIDtoolbox on June 10, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Nice looking footage! Well done

  43. Paul Apps on June 10, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    I have a drone and it scares me to fly it, a second-hand DJI Mavic Pro (1st). I know it must be down to practice, despite all the apps out there so unsure where to fly, etc, so seldom do. Watching your video, re-ignites my desire to learn, and maybe in time I will become a little more proficient and thus more confident , (In time ) best wishes Paul

  44. ℛɛᴛʀᴏ β„›Ι›α΄… on June 10, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Do you do any editing of the footage before you give it to the client?

  45. Mike on June 10, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Awesome work, and also, nice SRT πŸ˜‰

  46. Mole Media on June 10, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Amazing work mate, really do enjoy this form of video from you.

  47. iamtuben2 on June 10, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    More More More More.

  48. Doug Cooper on June 10, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    I Really Enjoyed This Video Jake!! Very Interesting!! Please Show More!!

  49. The Thai Life on June 10, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    This is a great syle of video. Really enjoy this. Would love to know financial details, even just really general. Thanks for these videos.

  50. jonnmedds on June 10, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Hi from the UK. Love this day in the life of a drone pilot format. Would definitely like to see more. Keep up the good work.

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