I’m still here, browsing and lurking and posting occasionally. Thought I’d make use of being grounded from flying and diving today to catch up and that includes a little bit here. Droning has been busy - I bought into it as an extra hobby when there was no diving and I had no big plans…and then life happened and made me have plans. I took my PFCO cert and am now accepting commissions, and have completed one already and been paid!!! Since being paid I have undertaken some more contracts and I am busy flying, editing, posting and invoicing for those jobs. I suppose it’s a hobby that pays now and I’m still trying to wrap my head round the fact that I have a small (very small) business which I am gonna slowly grow to the right size and maintain. I have to thank the likes of Ikopta, all the names on here and friends in the outside world for support, training, expertise and for helping me navigate the world of commercial stuff by letting me see how they did it!!! a big thanks to you all (as well as some USA drone guys like 51 drones, Ken Heron, Ed Ricker, Billy Kyle who I suppose are my tutors at Youtube University).
I also got snapped up in the world of Police drones which was a nice way to regain some interest in a grinding career I’ve been seeing the end of the tunnel of having joined in the late 1980’s. I’ve had some great flights already, and a couple more years if I don’t decide to extend, longer if I do where I’ll be flying the blue drones of the sky cops.
I’ve also found that my editing skills have improved as has my eye and with all my yapping at an end I thought I’d let you see some of my recent stuff.
For those of you who feel inclined I have the following media sites for you to enjoy my flying and diving, and also now my commercial work!!
Diving and Hobby flying: https://vimeo.com/superjonnyadventurepants
Commercial Flying: Cloud11Aerials - YouTube
Hobby and nice photos: https://www.instagram.com/superjohnnyadventurepants/?hl=en
Commercial drone work photos: https://www.instagram.com/cloud11aerial/?hl=en
Here’s some pics!!! Enough of the talking!
A gorgeous little church in Noak Hill, Essex
North Foreland Lighthouse in Kent at sunset.
The new supermarket development. Just an interesting flight(non commercial)
The four sentinels, standing alone in a field near my town
The earthquake ruined lighthouse on Faial island, Azores
Another earthquake ruin, also in Faial Island, Azores
A row of volcanoes spreading away from Mt.Pico on Pico Island, Azores
The ruined lighthouse station on Faial island, near Horta, Azores.
Me bravely ignoring the fact I’m standing on a 500m drop into a sleeping volcano on Faial Island, Azores
The memorial sign overlooking Horta, Azores. It celebrates 100yrs of a local cafe that’s a local legend.
The utterly bonkers vineyards on Pico Island, Azores.
A cobelfret freighter at Dartford Crossing . What a beaut!!!
Reculver Towers, Kent at sunrise.
Reculver Towers, Kent at sunrise
The day marker at Polperro Heritage coast at sunset…a windy flight, thank god for sport mode!!