My first drone was a tiny, 8-inch-wide quadcopter complete with what could only be called a camera on a technicality. It was a gift and when I opened it, I was thrilled. I couldn't wait to fly. But on my inaugural flight, I crashed the drone down a drainage grate. My heart dropped. I peered into the gutter and to my relief I saw that tiny drone still in one piece down in the muck. I fished it out and flew it again.
My flying improved over time. And as I improved, I upgraded to a larger quadcopter that was more reliable. The MJX Bugs3 is a great drone but it didn't have a built-in camera. I ended up using epoxy to bond an upside-down GroPro to the drone to take videos! The drone also didn't have any sensors and I really had to learn how to control and fly the drone without any GPS assistance.
All of this led to 2018 when I bought a DJI Mavic Air and started the AEROCHASE Instagram account. I began taking pictures with my new drone, and the account started growing. Living in New York City means that in order to fly my drone, I have to travel. I was able to post for about a year, but then I ran into a lull in travel, and didn't have enough content to continue posting. After about a year of not posting to the account, I began traveling again and I was able to fly again and get some great pictures.
Since then, my following has been growing steadily. I've had the opportunity to travel around New York City to take photos of New Jersey, Long Island, and Connecticut. I'm planning on continuing to travel even more once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
I can't wait to see what the future holds for Aerochase. Thanks for stopping by!