As a kid growing up in the late 1960’s and 1970’s, I had a fascination for radio controlled cars, boats, especially toy helicopters.
Fast forward to my adult years, I have purchased more than just a few RC helicopters, but was never satisfied with the flight capabilities. No matter how prepared I tried to be, it was typically only a few minutes from the moment the batteries were charged up enough, that I was out crashing my new aircraft to smithereens! Every time this happened, I would vow to be retired from the hobby until suddenly I discovered GPS based drones.
Such a phenomenal little machine, with a built in high definition camera. The idea that I could fly up and capture a view of the world below, was more than my past history with RC Aircraft could do to deter me from whipping out the plastic. I completely submitted to that little kid growing up and was soon watching the FedEx tracking day-by-day, minute-by-minute until my new DRONE arrived!
To put an ending to this saga, I actually begin a new story. It didn’t take long before this childhood fascination developed into a passion for seeing the world from a higher perspective. It’s easy to understand why people love flying, and to me this may even be better than flying in an airplane, or helicopter because of the freedom to capture aerial views of the world around me, at the exact elevation and angle I want.
Back in early 2017, I decided that somehow I wanted to turn this new found passion into a service I could provide to the marketplace. I learned very quickly that I wasn’t the first guy to come up with the idea, but regardless of that, I believed that I could bring a unique style to the industry. With my then 25 year professional background in Corporate IT Sales and Consulting, along with my personal background in music and arts, I felt my clients would experience a unique professionalism and care for them and their needs that has become less common in today’s marketplace.
Today, since our relocation to the Philippines, I found a way to continue my passion by offering my “school of hard knocks” experience to people who, just like me, may want to find a way to make money with their drone and turn their passion into income!
In this website, I write extensive “How-To” articles providing guidance to launch your own Drone Startup Business!
Founded in 2016 with the rise of drone technology, I launched into the local market providing aerial photo and videography to the commercial and residential real estate industry. With continuing expansion in technology and the associated skills along with the addition of drone talent along the way, I began to grow into other industries including working with Solar Energy and local utility companies. I provided aerial survey photos for pre-construction and active construction; ͞as well as post construction content for maintenance inspection and internal marketing purposes. I also provided operations and management support by offering visual image data for water tower inspection, cellular and utility tower and power line inspection.
In 2017, me and my family relocated to the Philippines to join with a U.S. based Solar Energy company. During the remainder of 2017 and through 2018, Gale-Force Drone continued offering drone services in the U.S., however, in 2019, I made the decision to close my U.S. operations and focus attention to assisting U.S. based companies in the Solar Energy industry.
In 2021, Gale-Force Drone has evolved to providing UAS/UAV consulting and strategy to clients in the U.S., Europe, South Africa and Australia currently. With commercial drone expertise across the many client verticals and services offered by drone services providers, I offer my insights into current and trending practices in the drone industry, as well as consulting and marketing services relating to the Drone Industry at large.
As we move into the future, I am continually seeking out the best solutions to help our clients stay on the leading edge of technology and operation methods . I am eager to work with you to develop and establish best practices in order to perform the services you want or need, at the highest levels of quality with no nonsense; and at a cost that is reasonable and provides the specific value that you or your clients deserve.
Please reach out to me. I am eager to work with you!