My focus on clear content, with professional quality video, and graphic design that makes the difference in training and consulting. Can I be Your Coach?Joel LikeCatcher
But, I’ll come back to this later.
Today I am flying as a commercial drone pilot and a recreational drone enthusiast. On August 30th. 2016 I received my certification as a UAS Part 107 pilot from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with a high score. This is remarkable only because the FAA only began certifying Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) aircraft less than 24 hours earlier! So I guess I am one of the very first legal drone pilots under Part 107 in the world.
I got excited about drones about 2015. Purchasing one video drone, then another one, then a couple of sport flyers. My LikeTech YouTube channel has an insane number of views on the drone videos I’ve created.
I happened upon a couple of guys at a local park flying FPV drones they had built themselves. Racing fast around a course. Resistance was futile! I had to do this. Working hard to learn all I could. Books. YouTube. Forums, Local RC clubs. After I wasted a lot of money on the wrong parts, and broke so many of them too, I became a skilled drone builder and YouTube drone authority. Now I own so many drones, and can’t wait to build the next one!
I’m a Technologist at heart.
In 2001 I owned The 11th Fastest Growing High-Tech Company in South Florida, The Mac Store. An Apple Computer Macintosh concept business with annual sales in the millions of dollars. The company had a great 13 year run.
Today, my professional focus is as a different kind of website developer. I create advanced websites that feature professional video and audio experiences, with connected YouTube channels, Facebook, and other social media stuff. My career has put a lot of different hats in my closet. Switching hats between a web developer, CEO, and marketer makes a big difference in positive outcomes.
I earned my engineering degree in printing technology/management from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Currently I’m working 3 businesses:
- LikeCatcher LLC — a website development and internet marketing company.
- ProfessionalDronePilot.com — a Drone aerial videography business specializing in real estate marketing.
- Quad Copter Coach — a training service for the new FPV drone pilot.
About 30 years ago I was into RC air planes, cars, and boats, until my first daughter was born. You can guess the rest of that story. Both my daughters got jobs and moved out a few years ago. Yeah, I’m an empty nester! Karma’s a funny thing isn’t it? It’s like I came back full circle to RC drones.
I hope you’ll join me.