Have you ever wished you had longer arms to hold your camera over a crowd to snap that perfect shot? Or remember those fantasies of renting a helicopter to get the same stunning aerial views you saw in professional wedding videos? How about those moments where you were dripping with awesome-sauce as you surfed the perfect wave, but no one was around to see it?
The exploding drone and UAV industry is betting you will, and so is Droners.io. The company’s tagline says it all – get anything filmed by a drone. They mean it, too. From weddings to films to the nine other categories they have for jobs, you can get a drone pilot who specializes in exactly what you need done.
Consumers are definitely interested in using drones themselves. Actual sales numbers are hard to come by because the industry is so secretive, but it’s been estimated there will be over a million drones in consumer hands before the end of 2015. While drone enthusiasts love flying for fun, it’s probably safer to leave the piloting to a pro when capturing precious footage of important events, thereby reducing the risk of things like inadvertently landing your drone on that lovely wedding cake.
Droners.io has created a platform that makes it easy for pilots and clients to directly connect to one another, matching up the right skills for the job.
If you need something filmed, you’re in luck. The platform has hundreds of pilots ready to bid on your job. You can hire them hourly or by the project, and rates tend to be between $75-175 an hour.
Are you a pilot looking for more work? To be a Droners.io pilot, you’ll need a FAA 333 exemption, which allows you to legally operate a UAV for commercial use before you can sign up. Pilots can bid on jobs posted by people hiring, and Droners.io charges 10% of the gig, which gets capped at $1k.
No matter how tricky the shot is, Droners.io can help you find an ace that’ll get it for you.