In our second episode of the DroneXL Spotlight series, I had the pleasure to talk with Nick Lang from Nick Lang Media. We had a long and very good conversation about drones, drone flying, commercial drone projects, safety, and FPV drone flying. It was a total pleasure talking to Nick and I hope you will enjoy it as well.
You may have seen some of Nick’s work as he has worked with famous skateboarders such as Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist, Bam Margera, and others. His work has been featured on HGTV, A&E, PBS, and various commercials.
Nick is based out of Philadelphia, PA and his work sometimes brings him to exotic locations such as Necker Island where he had a chance to rub shoulders with people like Richard Branson. Just to show where a career in drone flying can take you.
One of Nick’s recent videos got picked up by Car and Driver and other outlets and went viral. It was an FPV drone video showcasing the ‘Classic Auto Mall’, where he masterly flew his FPV drone over roughly 1400 classic cars. Check that video out below, if you have not seen that yet.
Nick was very accessible and he happily shared a lot of his knowledge and experience during our interview. I hope that by sharing these videos and putting a spotlight on successful drone pilots, you may get inspired as well to turn your drone hobby into a career. You can follow Nick Lang on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and on his website.
To fly a drone commercially, you will need a Part 107 Certificate (and a drone). The Drone U is an excellent resource for any aspiring drone pilot and I highly recommend checking them out. They have a special course that will prepare you for your Part 107 exam so that you will have the confidence to fly safely and pass it the exam the first time around.
If you want to become a commercial drone pilot, be sure to check out the courses that The Drone U offer as I believe that it is one of the fastest ways for you to become a safe and responsible drone pilot yourself.