Mortgage Planner turned Drone Pilot

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Visual Approach Aerial Photography (Visual Approach Photography) Remote Pilot - FAR 107

Hello everyone (and again to many of you)!

I imagine many of you actually rmeember me from being so active on ActiveRain in the past (2004-2008?), blogging about mortgages, especially incorporating them into financial plans, etc.  I was also really good at forecasting mortgage rates.  Unfortunately, and in some ways fortunately, when the market tanked I ultimately decided to leave and follow another passion...photography.

I did post one or two things about photography, by honestly real estate photography was not anywhere close to my main focus, and admittedly is not high on my list these days.  However, having incorporated drones into my business (I am a real airline pilot afterall) I find myself doing real estate aerial (drone) photos and videos quite a bit.  As such, I began thinking about where I should start discussing this genre and I remembered my time here on AR, so I am back and will likely begin posting regularly here again, albeit focusing on real estate photography, especially pertaining to drone work.

Going forward, you can expect me to do what I can to assist all of you in obtaining the best aerial photos and videos from drones, whether you do the flying or hire someone else.  Additionally, I will be covering legal aspects, among other factors for drone flying that you may not be aware of, which could endanger the safety and/or legality of aerial work at your property(ies).  I do take questions from readers that I will then answer personally, or in a future blog (if enough people ask the question), so feel free to contact me and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.

I trust that my posts will once again be helpful to all of you and I look forward to getting reacquianted with the AR community under this new capacity.

Comments (4)

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good morning Robert D. Ashby 

Thank you for sharing your information

Have a great day. 

Jan 22, 2018 07:05 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Robert, welcome back, and what fun to use the drones to get beautiful shots like this pool.

Jan 22, 2018 07:16 AM
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Welcome back. I just bought an inexpensive drone to learn on. If all goes well I will upgrade

Jan 22, 2018 07:20 AM
Robert D. Ashby
Visual Approach Aerial Photography (Visual Approach Photography) - Plantation, FL
Turning Visions into Photographs (and Videos)

@Anthony - Thank you. You have a wonderful day as well.

@Joan - Thank you. This pool is but one of the many drone photos you will likely see from me in posts, so I hope you enjoy all of the photos to come.

@William - Thank you. Congrats on the new drone, they are wonderful tools (not toys).  Hopefully my posts will help you over time and please know I am developing Drone Mastery (dot com) to further assist drone operators.  I have already created a FREE FAR 107 Remote Pilot Practice Test on the website and do local training.

Jan 22, 2018 08:04 AM