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On The Fly Newsletter 9/21/23 - issue 4

Updated: Sep 27, 2023


Behind the Drone

At FlyRoute we take great pride in operating the highest quality and safest drone equipment on the market. That is why we choose to operate with the DJI Air2S, and the latest model, the DJI Air 3.


The latest model of drone released on July 25th, 2023, the DJI Air 3, now has an extended ~42 minutes of flight time. It's predecessor, the DJI Air2S, only has ~25 minutes of flight time.


To purchase the brand new DJI Air 3 visit: www.flyroute.com/store.


FlyRoute Drone Operations


Hey Bobby, why are you playing Mario Kart?

Week 4 of the football season we supported 43 high school football events.


Shoutout to Lindsay Peters and Kaden Kitto for going above and beyond and capturing footage of the halftime show at each of their schools.


Pictured: FlyRoute Pilots, Bobby Howey (seated) and Taler Mulleneanux (standing).



Drone Pilot Spotlight: Isabelle Schuster

My name is Isabelle Schuster, age 21. I am currently going to classes at UCCS for geography and environmental science, but I also want to get a certificate in GIS. I am also trying to start up a company named Airborne Imaging starting with Real Estate photography/videography. After I get the GIS certificate I want to start applying that in my company. I want that to eventually become my main job.

You found out about us through an after school program called Falcon AeroLab. How did they prepare you to become a proficient drone pilot?


In the school year long class I took at Falcon Aerolab, I was taught the exact knowledge I needed to know in order to get my Part 107 UAS pilots license. I also got hands on experience flying a DJI drone. I also had access to contacts that introduced me to FlyRoute which allowed me to have an internship in 2020.


What has been your favorite part about flying for FlyRoute?

My favorite part about flying for FlyRoute has been the ability to get hours of flying experience in a professional setting. I am a shy person and often have a hard time taking the first step towards something I want, so being with FlyRoute for 4 years, if my internship is included, has really helped with my confidence. I have also been able to connect with other pilots already in the fields I want to go into and have received great advice which I never would have if I didn't fly with FlyRoute.

As an experienced FlyRoute pilot of 3 years, what would you recommend as a skill to learn for a new pilot looking to proficiently film football games?


A good skill for a new pilot to have is to have a lot of hands-on experience with the drone you are using. Spend hours getting to know the feel of your drone so you can fly it well! Also be patient with yourself. Everyone makes mistakes, but don't be too hard on yourself. Use mistakes as an opportunity to learn and to make sure it doesn't happen next time.




Fly Safe, Film Smooth, Have FUN!


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