Drones are very cool little devices that remind us all of the future in which we live. There are some controversies about how to use them properly, but the FAA has drafted some rules that allow for commercial drone use. This opened up an entirely new market for UAV pilots. Aerial videography and photography have become high-paying career opportunities for pilots with the right skills.
It helps that there has been an increase of RC drones for sale.Technology is more affordable and already outfitted with the necessary equipment. Here are some of the ways pilots are making money, and a look at how you can improve your own skills to get at this professional level.
A Quick Note
The FAA requires registration of any drone that is heavier than 55 pounds. You must also pay an additional $5 per drone you are registering. It’s likely that the vendor you’re buying your drone from will have some advice for you on registration, so be sure to ask at the time of purchase.
The Star Wars prequels introduced a neat concept called “pod racing”, a kind of high-speed obstacle course that challenged racers to avoid certain death in a quest to be first across the line. Drone racing won’t kill its participants, but it offers many of the same thrills. High-tech setups utilize a VR headset to immerse the pilot and give audiences a perspective of the action.