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.
Which brings me to present day. 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 am not 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 Consulting and Sales, 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!
Operating Internationally as a Commercial sUAV/sUAS Drone Operator and Services Provider, we offer expert insights into current and trending activity in the drone industry, as well as consulting and marketing services relating to the Drone Industry at large.
Founded in 2016 with the rise of drone technology, we 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, we grew into other industries including working with Solar Energy and local utility companies. We provided aerial survey photos for pre-construction and active construction; ͞as well as post construction content for maintenance inspection and internal marketing purposes. We also provided operations and management support by offering water tower inspection, cellular and utility tower and power line inspection.
In 2017, the principal owner and drone operator relocated him and his family to the Philippines to join with a U.S. based Solar Energy company. During the reminder of 2017 and through 2018, Gale-Force Drone continued offering drone services in the U.S., however, in 2019, an executive decision was made to close our U.S. operations and focus attention to operations in the Philippines, primarily assisting U.S. based companies in the Solar Energy industry.
As we move into the future, we continually ramp up our drone operations to meet with demand and we maintain the highest standards of expertise and be ever ready to deliver services quickly and efficiently. We are an organization who strives to be pliable to our clients’ needs. We are extremely flexible and willing to work with you to provide the services you want or need, no nonsense; and at a cost that is reasonable and provides the specific value you are looking for with an Aerial Photography partner.
To keep costs minimized, all of our photography and videography production is performed in house. We also support a number of clients in providing standalone production services.
Please reach out to us. We are eager to work with you!