Mark Hamilton UAV 107 Pilot
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Mark Hamilton

FAA 107 Licensed Drone Pilot and 107.29 Daylight Waiver Certificate Holder.

Age: 61
Flight Experience: 10+ years. 100% Safety Rating
Specialization: UAV Pilot, Photographer, Videographer

About Me

Hi there! I’m Mark Hamilton and I’ve been an avid photographer and certified radio controlled aircraft pilot for many years.

I can’t remember a  time when I didn’t own a camera of have a love for creative photography.

The RC flight came in later (about 2008).  I have created many promotional videos, brochures and web sites (including this one) over the years, for myself and others, and I love to engage in creative projects that are challenging.

I hope to have the opportunity to work with you on your next project or endeavor!

Experience

I’ve flown fixed wing drones since 2008. I received my solo flight certificate through the Desert Hawks RC Club in Lake Havasu Arizona in 2009. See video below.

I was formally trained to fly by the (then) president of the Desert Hawks AMA RC Club and the reason I “picked it up so fast” as he mentions in the video below, is because I trained myself extensively on a flight simulator (shhh, don’t tell anybody, it will ruin my reputation as an ace flyer).

Skills

  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Creative Design
  • Video Editing and Production
  • Web Design
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Video Production & Editing
  • Photo Editing
  • Aerial Photography
  • Aerial Videography
  • Remote Controlled Flight

I started flying Quad-Copters (typically referred to as drones) in October of 2018, primarily because of their photography capabilities which are a far cry from strapping a GoPro to the belly of a remote controlled plane like I attempted back in 2009. The time wasn’t right for me back then. It is NOW!

When I’m not working,  I spend most of my spare time studying and refining my photography, video production and drone related skills. I’m self motivated, self educated, driven and passionate about expressing my full potential in this wonderful industry.

Below are just a few of the courses I’ve completed recently.

Use the arrows to navigate through the various certificates. Or click the image shown then click the play arrow to to view certificates as a slideshow.