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I have a commercial aerial photography business, SkyVista Aerials. I am also the Chief Pilot/Trainer for the Sheriff's Office, where I developed their SAR drone program. My current equipment is a Phantom 4 Pro. For the Sheriff's Office, we use an Inspire 1 v2 with a Z3 and FLIR.
 

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Good morning SV, It would be great to share your information how you were able to get into the position Training for the Sheriff's?

The short version is that I am the official LE chaplain for 4 local agencies. I also bought my first DJI drone Phantom FC40, years ago, and began upgrading from there just because I thought drones were extremely cool! Being the Agency Chaplain, I normally show up to LE scenes and events to offer support. I arrived at a standoff event and informed the Sheriff that I was on scene with my drone, if it was needed. At that time I had moved up to a Phantom 3 Pro. The Sheriff called and asked me to do a perimeter search, which I did. After that, I was tasked with researching what it would take to develop a Drone/SAR program for our agency. We settled on the Inspire1. We added our FLIR camera a year later. I also worked with the FAA and obtained our COA and our agency had me attain my Part 107 license. Since I was the originator or the program, and put together our Drone SOP, I was appointed as the Chief Pilot and trainer. I have worked with the Secret Service flying security/perimeter missions, our SWAT team etc. I am an official employee of the Sheriff's Office when operating the SAR drone and volunteer when operating as the Chaplain. Obviously, this all gives good credibility to my commercial drone business. I also train LE Chaplains for other LE agencies in our area. My full-time job is a Sr. Pastor.
 
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The short version is that I am the official LE chaplain for 4 local agencies. I also bought my first DJI drone Phantom FC40, years ago, and began upgrading from there just because I thought drones were extremely cool! Being the Agency Chaplain, I normally show up to LE scenes and events to offer support. I arrived at a standoff event and informed the Sheriff that I was on scene with my drone, if it was needed. At that time I had moved up to a Phantom 3 Pro. The Sheriff called and asked me to do a perimeter search, which I did. After that, I was tasked with researching what it would take to develop a Drone/SAR program for our agency. We settled on the Inspire1. We added our FLIR camera a year later. I also worked with the FAA and obtained our COA and our agency had me attain my Part 107 license. Since I was the originator or the program, and put together our Drone SOP, I was appointed as the Chief Pilot and trainer. I have worked with the Secret Service flying security/perimeter missions, our SWAT team etc. I am an official employee of the Sheriff's Office when operating the SAR drone and volunteer when operating as the Chaplain. Obviously, this all gives good credibility to my commercial drone business. I also train LE Chaplains for other LE agencies in our area. My full-time job is a Sr. Pastor.

It's really a blessing how you stepped onto the drone arena thanks for sharing.:cool:
 

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