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Building a New Elevation of Drone Biz in the Mountains, Part 2

The following feature is Part 2 in a two-part series telling the unique story of Jordan Nelson – a Millennial-aged entrepreneur whose success story is rooted in the Blue Ridge Mountains region. A version of this article first appeared in High Country Magazine. Part 1 appears here. From Hobbyist to Entrepreneur Six years ago, the…
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Building a New Elevation of Drone Biz in the Mountains, Part 1

Drone entrepreneur Jordan Nelson captures aerial video for demolition clients for projects like the Georgia Dome implosion. Courtesy of nelsonaerials.com. The following feature is Part 1 in a two-part series telling the unique story of Jordan Nelson – a Millennial-aged entrepreneur whose success story is rooted in the Blue Ridge Mountains region. A version of…
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5 Destinations Every Drone Pilot Should Visit

Aerial photo from Iceland, by Iurie Belegurschi, Iceland Photo Tours. In case you didn’t know already, the latest drones put some pretty extraordinary photography capabilities in the palm of your hands. Whether you’re a keen photographer already or a complete newcomer behind the camera, the possibilities once you take to the skies are astounding. With…
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Defining Drones: What is a Drone?

‘Drone’ has become a common term used to describe a new technology that’s making an impact in all sorts of industries. But what does drone actually mean? Is it possible to define ‘drone’ when so many parties have their own acronyms and intended meanings? In 2010, Parrot unveiled the AR.Drone, kickstarting what we now know…
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Where to Exhibit Your Best Drone Shots

Many photographers see capturing images as a personal pursuit. The results aren’t shared beyond friends and family, if at all. But for the rest of us, a great shot is worth nothing unless there’s an audience there to appreciate it. So which platforms can you use to show off the best of your drone photography?…
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4 Misconceptions About Drone Technology

From the outside, the world of flying robots can seem complex, daunting and, in some cases, totally unnecessary. But there’s more to this business than meets the eye, particularly if you’ve only previously come across drones because media outlets are blaming them for airport disruption. Read on for our top four misconceptions about drone technology.…
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5 Things You Can Do To Become A Better Drone Pilot

In this industry, we all start out as beginners. Even if you’ve moved beyond hobby flights at the weekend to flying drones as part of your 9 to 5, this business doesn’t stand still for long enough for anyone to properly catch up. So what can you do to keep improving as a drone pilot?…
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2019 Consumer Drone Industry Predictions

2018 was an interesting year in the consumer drone industry. DJI reinforced its domination at both ends of the market with the Mavic Air and the new Mavic 2 Pro; Parrot launched a solid contender in the shape of ANAFI, despite cutting its workforce after disappointing sales. And, of course, Skydio’s R1 finally hit the…
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The Best of the Rest: Which DJI Alternative Should You Consider?

By Malek Murison Depending on who you talk to, Chinese manufacturer DJI has a 60-80% share of the drone hardware market. And they dominate for a reason: DJI’s drones set the standard in terms of price, capability and ease of use. The company’s shadow over the drone space is self-perpetuating, putting competitors from the early…
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The Best Drones of 2018, Ranked By Their Purpose

by Malek Murison We’re at a point in the drone hardware space where there’s plenty of choice for pilots. Although DJI have a firm hold over the market, there are loads of options for aerial photography and other niche uses. And that’s important, because no pilot chooses a drone based on capability alone. It’s more about…
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