I am a former US Air Force flight crew member, working as an Aircrart Weapons Systems Operator. I am a certified interior structural firefighter (South Carolina). I was a certified arson photographer. I worked as a mechanic and fleet manager for a local para-transit transportation agency. I have a background in various types to training. These include various types of military training, fire department training, commercial driver training and testing and more recently, drone pilot training
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I have been flying drones for about two years. During this time, I have had over 500 flights. I obtained an FAA required drone pilot license required to become a professional drone pilot. Recently, I have started a professional aerial photography business called "Hawk Aerial Imagery". I volunteer my drone and flying abilities to several local Police and Fire Departments for any number of tasks from survalance to search and rescue. I have taught drone flying seminars for several groups of weather spotters.
Drone Pilot December 2016 to CurrentHawk Aerial Imagery － DeKalb, ILI have been a ground based photographer for about 45 years. While in the Air Force for 12 years, I was certified in numerous aviation related fields which ranged from aircraft navigation, advanced weapons delivery technics and advanced photography from an aerial platform. Several years ago, I became a self taught drone pilot. After becoming a proficient drone pilot and becoming an FAA licensed pilot, i combined my piloting skills with my photographic interests to start my aerial photography business. Drone piloting is a fairly new field. I have used my training abilities to conduct several seminars, sparking interest in drone flying ang teaching a few people how to actually fly them.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science : Aerodynamic Engineering, 1984Community College of the Air Force /University of South Carolina － Columbia, SC