Last Updated on October 21, 2015 by Tim
Droners.io connects you with local, professional drone pilots to film your wedding, real estate, surf session, anything. Read reviews, compare prices and hire the pilot that best fits your needs and budget.
In May 2015, founder Dave Brown had the vision for Droners.io after receiving some drone footage of himself kiteboarding.
“Friends on my facebook would ask if someone in a helicopter took the photo of me kitesurfing. They were absolutely blown away by it and so was I. I knew it was something that the everyday person would love to have access to, whether it be to film their wedding, the house they are trying to sell, or a surf session. Before Droners.io, it was difficult for consumers to find and hire for these services.” – Dave Brown, founder of Droners.io.
Just a few weeks since it’s launch, Droners.io already has over 700 pilot sign-up’s and they are watching that number continually climb. The Droners.io marketplace provides a unique opportunity for pilots to gain exposure and grow their business. What sets them apart from the few existing drone pilot marketplaces is that Droners.io connects pilots directly with users needing a large variety of services, while competitors focus mainly on real estate and construction. The most popular services so far have been weddings and real estate, including lots of very original/interesting ways to use a drone.
To become an approved pilot, the pilot must have obtained a FAA 333 exemption which allows the pilot to legally operate a UAV for commercial use. With a solid pilot base in hand, Droners.io is now focusing on marketing efforts to increase consumer exposure and drive more jobs to their pilots. Droners.io is also rolling out new features weekly and is currently working on a pinterest-like pilot search that will allow clients to hire a pilot by browsing video galleries. If a user finds a video they love, they will easily be able to send the pilot a job request directly from the video.
The drone/UAV industry is exploding. Everyday you see headlines covering the great uses for them, and unfortunately also a lot of negative things from them due to their irresponsible use. Droners.io mission is to make drone services easily accessible and affordable to the everyday consumer, safely, and legally. They make it super easy for anyone to post any kind of job, whether it be a wedding, real estate, or a surf session, and get connected with 100’s of professional, legal drone pilots.