Should Media Companies Use Freelance Drone Pilots?

Senior Product Manager, Co-founder at Skyward

News and media companies across the country are establishing or bolstering their in-house drone programs: building their processes and protocols, exploring the potentials of the technology, and training personnel. Most of these drone programs will be local to the media outlet, and it won’t be realistic to send drone pilots to cover news events in other areas. And for smaller outlets, there may not be budget to staff an internal drone program, no matter how small. When the need arises for high-quality aerial footage on a tight deadline, hiring a freelance or contract drone video journalist is a practical option. Continue reading →