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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by unmannedsky, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. unmannedsky

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    Joined phantom pilots a little while back but thought I would check out inspire land as well.
    Cheers!

    Hello everyone. I’ve been a hobbyist for years but I’ve since turned to the commercial world and thought I would start the conversation around the small UAS field for hobbyists turned pro. With PT 107 coming I think now is a great opportunity to get into the field and expect that with our background, many more of us will.

    A little about me; For the last year I have been flying small UAS professionally in various place around the U.S. and the world. I started flying RC in 2006 and quickly got the bug! While serving as an Army Blackhawk crew chief from 2004-2010, I learned the utility and power of UAS and realized I needed to pursue my hobby as a profession. After the service, I used the GI Bill to earn my degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems from the University of North Dakota. Already an FAA Airframe and Power-plant mechanic, I added my commercial, multi-engine, instrument ratings in the process.
     
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  2. DesertWindAero

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    Excellent background and desire... You will do well in the business!

    Mike
     
  3. The Editor

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    Welcome to the community. :)
     
  4. unmannedsky

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    Thanks guys. Looking forward to exploring and helping out where I can!