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Hobbyist Turned Professional

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Unmannedsky, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. Unmannedsky

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    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.
     
  2. BigAl07

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    Welcome to the forum.

    THANK YOU for your service to our Country!!

    I believe you'll be a valuable resource for our community and we look forward to learning more about your knowledge, experience, and ideas.
     
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    Thank you for your service.
     
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    Welcome. Thanks for keeping my family safe and free.
     
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  5. Unmannedsky

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    Hey thanks for the shout out guys. I appreciate the sentiment.
     
  6. Unmannedsky

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    Thanks!

    I'm eye-balling the Rules/Regs sub forum. Is that the best spot to talk about commercial ops?
     
  7. BigAl07

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    Excellent question. I would suggest maybe the "General" tab. If we have enough discussion we could request something be created here more specific.
     
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