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Finally getting some blue skies and lots of real estate calls! The #DJI #phantom4pro is the best for fast pace days like this
Party crew at the @freeflysystems party pre #NABshow ! Terrible photo but who cares when there is this much creativity in one place 🙌🏼 @jakerybu @philipbloom @dronegear @kaszphotocreative @drone.pilot @sarahseal @birdseyeofbigsky @matt.ragan.921 @mssdeleon
🎥 HEY DRONE FAM! @mssdeleon here AKA owner of @birdseyeofbigsky and I want to talk about how to get your flight capabilities to the next level. . Our head pilot captured this video with @elementsmedia for @visitmontana , and as you can see from this crew dronie, the standards of performance we push for are much higher than others. . I have developed @uascoach Pilot EQ training method to teach pilots the depths of flight operations protocol: I’m talking about that secret sauce the Part 107 Knowledge Test doesn’t cover. What’s going to differentiate yourself from the other thousands of UAS pilots out there? It’s mindfulness! Pure focus, so that you can continuously express the unique eye you bring to the world through your individual perspective, without distraction. How capable are you of managing the resources in the very palm of your hands? How focused can you keep your mind while also absorbing the vast amount of variables at hand? Mindfulness. . If you ever need a coach to help you keep pushing, shoot me a DM- I’m always here to help better the understanding of decision making in such a fast pace setting. I must say, I am always blown away by the talent popping up more and more! Keep up the mindful practice, pilots!
Nominate @mssdeleon @uascoach Danielle as a 2018 #WomenToWatchUAS with @womenanddrones ! She is changing the world by bettering decision making through teaching mindful drone flight practice. She has developed a training curriculums that use drones to INCREASE Emotional Intelligence (EQ), which is self awareness, self management, social awareness and social management. Visit WomenAndDrones.com/WomenToWatch or link temporarily in my bio for info👍🏻 thank you for your support in my journey to make the world a better place 🙏🏼Danielle@PilotEQ.com (406)250-0209 #WomenToWatchUAS #uas #uav #womenanddrones @womenanddrones @SundanceMedia @globhedrones @DelairTech
Please nominate me as a 2018 #womentowatch with @womenanddrones ! I am changing the world by bettering decision making through teaching mindful drone flight practice. I have developed training curriculums that use drones to INCREASE Emotional Intelligence (EQ), which is self awareness, self management, social awareness and social management. Visit WomenAndDrones.com/WomenToWatch or link temporarily in my bio for info👍🏻 thank you for your support in my journey to make the world a better place 🙏🏼 Danielle@PilotEQ.com (406)250-0209 #WomenToWatchUAS #uas #uav @womenanddrones @SundanceMedia @globhedrones @DelairTech
We’ve been in a court room over the past two days being referred to as “The Expert.” 👍🏼 Grateful for this opportunity to speak from our experience as an Expert Witness in a lawsuit, and that we have our head pilot @matt.ragan.921 to represent us so well!
So much fun finally meeting @kaszphotocreative at #NABshow this year! Listened to her present at the @tiffencompany booth on Monday, and had a great time touching base at the @reddigitalcinema after party 🎉🥂
We finally got to see the 360VR footage we shot @visitmontana @elementsmedia 😍 can’t wait for you all to see it !!!
#FlashbackFriday to #freeflyalta #freeflylaunch in 2015! Anyone else going to #NABshow this year?
Just a bird, with my bird! It snowed a few inches in Montana lastnight and I am so excited to get some sunshine in Vegas during #NABshow next week! Who else is going?
Video shot out in the Bitterroot a few weeks ago! Danielle is flying with two monitors in the Secraft tray, so we have one screen as a touch (iPhone) and a @smallhd to see those crisp colors and detail 🙌🏼 sorry we haven’t posted much- it’s been very busy in the editing room and building out the new studio!
Layers and layers of mudding.... the #studio sure is coming along nicely!
We’ve been busy building out a sweet #cyclorama #studio
What does everyone have planned this summer? Any fun trips?
Action Rentals MT is hosting a new annual winter ATV race that we were able to film the other weekend and made a sweet video we are excited about promoting! Here’s the 40sec promo. What’s your favorite shot?
Just updated our online video portfolio and found an online video of the work we did for @bbc filming wingsuit jumper @jeffreyshapiro that aired 3 months ago! Link in bio to watch the whole episode! Scroll to “BBC EARTH SERIES- Mountain Life At The Extreme” and fastforward to 30 mins in for a bunch of our aerials 😁
@lodgeatwhitefishlake looking spectacular in some summer sunshine
Favorite shades of cold
Sunshine on skin
The snow is melting around here, and we are not complaining about the longer days/blue skies mix we’ve been blessed with recently
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” - old African Proverb .... But what if we want both? Happy birthday week to this charmer. Cheers to pumping through independence, towards the bliss and loving embrace of unity. I know true love because of him.
This guys enhances the quality of my life in a way that words can’t describe, and his birthday was yesterday but it’s really a birthWEEK celebration. Not only is he McGyver reincarnated, but he is also the most lighthearted personality I find myself around. If Prince Charming flew drones, this would be him!
We want to give a HUGE birthday shout out to @matt.ragan.921 ! The founder of our company, the ultimate McGyver, an irreplaceable pilot, and a lighthearted spirit that always encourages smiles and laughter. He always knows how to handle everything tossed his way, and has a drive unmatched by any other pilot we have encountered. Matt is truly one of a kind with his ability to mix personability and technical capabilities on productions. At home, he is the ultimate jokester and knows how to make sure everyone is having a good time, while also being the most resourceful handyman. Happy birthday Matt! We are grateful you were born and that we get to experience your wonderful personality and hearty
CONGRATULATIONS to @theneedtogrow for winning BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM at @sedonafilmfestival ! We know that Algae AquaCulture Technologies (AACT) is transforming the world, and are so appreciative that conscious films are being made to encourage awareness in others, and that we get to be a part of such a powerful documentary! Can’t wait to see the film for ourselves. Wishing you luck at @sonomafilmfest during the end of this month! Visit TheNeedToGrow.com and AlgaeAqua.com for more information on changing the world 🙌🏼
It takes a lot to earn my respect, I’ll be honest. And I don’t think that’s a bad thing. So, when I feel deep positivity about someone or something, I know it’s for a reason. Can I just give a HUGE thanks and shoutout to @dronegear for building this industry up, and showing major support for lil’ ol’ me out here in MT 🤘🏼
We sure are feeling blessed with all of the beautiful blue skies and invigorating Vitamin D we’ve been absorbing over the past few days 😍
During certain moments, time stops and I am immersed in that moment. Thoughts pop into my mind, and again I reiterate to myself: I am focused, present, fully engaged in this moment. And I do, I am. Everything makes sense, and it feels good. It feels connected, purposeful, directed. The doubt is gone. Its a mindset- no, it’s even deeper, like an unquestionable assurance- not a picture or something I can physically show you. Its heard in the tone of voices, seen in the confidence of body language. It is so blissful to experience and see life from this perspective, that I so deeply wish I could share it with you... I wish I saw that more people were feeling this too. It has to be self inspired through observation, reflection, revelation to develops transformation. However, if you are still listening, I need you to know, I didn’t get here alone. And when I thought I couldn’t take anymore, my journey was just beginning.
Filming some ice fishers this morning with some BEAUTIFUL blue skies and our 45mm lens on the Inspire 2 X5S @birdseyeofbigsky
Throwing down my drone skills in celebration of #internationalwomensday ! I love being an intuitive woman, with such a technical grasp on life. I have always had a drive for genuine respect in a world of visual appeal. With that being said, I too am attracted to visual appeal. Fighting my emotional side with the rational, I realize the depth of my existence is an ‘experience’- a continuous stream of incidences that paint a mental picture and spawns an emotion, connection, revelation of sorts, rather than the capture of a single moment in time. It’s amazing to reflect on how being a woman has facilitated such a huge ability for me to fulfill my purpose, beyond visuals. It’s the head and heart combo of intuitive decision making(yoga), which becomes fascinating to observe the application of when placed in a professional manner. We all have a purpose in life, and it feels amazing to finally sink into mine. Here’s a minute long manual flight I did peaking at @skiwhitefish over Whitefish Lake while working with @birdseyeofbigsky @glaciersir ! Check out my take over on @dronegear for some #prolevel drone tips on how I captured it
The only way to make the world a better place is by LIVING AS THE EXAMPLE. We must embody and be an expression of what we want to see more of in the world. Here’s the trick: believing it before you see it. To the point of embodying it in your every interaction. Train your brain, train your decision making process and you will fulfill unimaginable achievements through using your brain mindfully as the powerful tool it is meant to be used as. Take a listen to my podcast interview with @thedronetrainer to learn more about what I’ve been up to these past few years with @birdseyeofbigsky and the direction of my new drone training school @uascoach LINK IN BIO
Wow, my first podcast interview is out- link in bio or check it out on iTunes podcasts. I am so excited about this you guys; My goal to make the world a better place through flying drones IS WORKING! I already have seen this happening because of the truth in my own experience, but to finally get my message out is warming my heart like no other! I’ve been helping others through Iyengar yoga for years but WOW- what a dream this is to fulfill such a deep purpose of mind to help people with their individual mindset and self talk through such a new and innovative tool. Making the world a better place through mindfulness with DRONES- it’s real!! Listen to my podcast interview with @thedronetrainer to learn more about my experiences and goals with my Pilot EQ coaching curriculum. I will soon be opening coaches courses so you can implement the very gold coaching techniques that makes my experience coaching others so successful, so keep your eyes watching to see this snowball keep rolling into something huge! 😍 link in bio
Missing summer memories with my buddies @vitaesessions @birdseyeofbigsky filming at @summersetfest , so here’s a fun throwback to take me back for a moment 😍
Far Cry 5 Edens Gate live-action trailer is out on Amazon Prime! Let find out how many shots of ours they used 😉
It’s easy to be kind when we slow down and practice situational awareness! Share a random act of kindness today, and be the reason someone smiles, or lend your own to lift someone up. It’s as easy as making eye contact when you walk by a stranger...
I had so much fun talking to #kids this weekend at the @imagineiflibraries Maker Faire about slowing down, focusing, practicing mindfulness, and being kind. Everyone loved the flight simulator, and flying my #minidrones in the flight cage! I even taught a 3 year old basic controls on the simulator, and he successfully understood the concept of smooth stick inputs by the end of his first flight. My heart is touched more and more every year, and it seems like my voice is getting better at not completely disappearing after a full day of chatting with these little humans. Out of the 3,000 students who attend, I was blessed to connect with a few hundred. Even if only one kid walked away feeling motivation to share a random act of kindness, I felt like this is my part in making the world a better place. Be a voice for love. Be the example you wish to see more of in the world. It starts with me; it starts with you.
Obviously the stickers were a hit
WOW! What an amazing weekend @uascoach had teaching kids how to fly on a simulator and mini drones at the @imagineiflibraries Makers Faire. Thousands of kids from across the Flathead Valley attend this event annually, and it was extremely heart warming opportunity to talk with kids about self-awareness and mindfulness of others. It’s not difficult to be nice! Take it from a pro drone pilot: slow down so you can practice situational awareness and take the time to share a random act of kindness! 😉 thank you @ashirtliff for the photo!
Out in Single Digits, MT
It’s been nice to experience some blue skies and sunshine
Keep your batteries warm 👍🏼 flying in single digits this week
Don’t you just love seeing trees outlined in white?
Warmer weather is nice but we’re looking forward to cranking out and sharing some more content this week- lots in the archives to still share with you all
Gate 13 cable cam, all ready for some @bigforkwhitewaterfestival action
Good times working with a broadcasting company on a @birdseyeofbigsky National news story in December 😃
Happy Friday!
One of my favorite places to fly
Happy Lovers’ Day 😍 We ( @birdseyeofbigsky and @uascoach ) are sharing a 15% off promo code “DRONELOVERS” so you can snag your lover a gift of confidence by registering them for one of our Flight Intelligence Drone Workshops! Give the ones you love a gift that will withstand time: WISDOM THROUGH MINDFULNESS AND DISCERNMENT 💖 which is just one of many awesome benefits of taking or workshop 😉
Happy Lovers’ Day 😍 We’re sharing a 15% off promo code “DRONELOVERS” so you have a chance to snag your lover a gift of confidence by registering them for one of our Flight Intelligence Drone Workshops! Give the ones you love a gift that will withstand time: WISDOM THROUGH MINDFULNESS AND DISCERNMENT 💖 which is just one of many awesome benefits of taking or workshop 😉
Happy Lovers’ Day! Use promo code "DRONELOVERS" to get 15% off your Flight Intelligence Drone Workshop​ registration or print purchase! Applies to all registration dates. Offer ends at midnight! Link in bio 💖
Never second-guess your orientation again 👍🏼
@matt.ragan.921 is building some more dimmable lights for orientation aid with our larger aircraft 😍🙌🏼
Cinestar 8 at sunrise with the Radian gimbal HA wow OG action right here! This Cinestar 8 was the first heavy lift Matt built, and was truly the beginning of our next level. This shoot was literally one of the first dual op flights we did 😁
Serenity comes to those who practice situational awareness
Crew station looking up the ‘Three Sister’ whitewater rapids on the Wild Mile at @bigforkwhitewaterfestival this past spring
There are a lot of mountainous valleys in our world. But not many like this one 😍 follow @uascoach for more on #thedroneside of my life! I’d love to connect more with you about drones and my experiences at @birdseyeofbigsky
I want to take a minute to talk about the other head coach at Pilot EQ: An entrepreneur and visionary whose life experiences has led to the creation of commercial UAS company Birds Eye of Big Sky. Matt was inspired to create an organization dedicated to the highest standards of technical excellence in Unmanned Aircraft System operations (popularly referred to as "drones") for renowned clients such as National Geographic, PBS, HBO, BBC, NBC Sports, plus many more feature film and documentary companies who demand the best results. Matt has a passion for flying in his blood; he was inspired to fly by his father and grandfather (a skilled Air Force mechanic) with whom Matt spent many hours building and flying model airplanes. Decades of RC flight experience with radio-controlled fixed-wing and rotorcraft has enabled him to seamlessly evolve into a drone pilot of incomparable proficiency. Since 2015, Matt has teamed with other industry leaders to provide commercial UAS training on larger aircraft systems to renowned production companies, specialized service providers, and even government entities like Navy Special Ops Teams. As we have seen the shifts in drone regulations from one end of the spectrum to the next, we have made it a goal of his to encourage professionalism among production crews and set industry standards. We are excited to launch a series of advanced training class, and it is Matt’s technical understanding that is opening this opportunity for the drone industry! Click the link in my bio for more info on our Flight Intelligence 2.0 Drone Workshops 🤩
Coaching one of the first two female pilot to come through my Flight Intelligence Drone Workshops! My heart is gleaming! @chelseaculp @jamcneill
Current background on my lock screen
Happening again this weekend and I’m so excited 😆 we’re going to chat about the new FAA portal and LAANC systems a bit more than we did last month. Such a treat to connect with others in a way that encourages so much mindfulness! LOVE changing the world in this way! It’s time to rewire your brain with drones folk- come fly with me! 😉 link in bio 💖
Views like these are some of my favorite around Montana, I’ll tell ya what ...
This time of the year gets tough with limited blue skies and monotone landscapes, so we’re excited about the idea of blooming some branches.... if you know what I mean 😏
There are a lot of mountainous valleys in our world. But not many like Flathead Valley 😍 Truth confession about #thedroneside of my life: I snapped this shot for @glaciersir on the edge of a “No Drone Zone,” at @skiwhitefish , which was a great opportunity to apply my Single-pilot Resource Management (SRM) to familiarize myself with the airspace and plan out a clean flight route. Come take one of my upcoming drone workshops and we can chat more about it 💖 link in bio
Seems like drone pilots are always quick to take the lead. If you’re going to follow in their path, be sure your pilot knows how to pilot intelligently and suggest they come take one of my Flight Intelligence Drone Workshops 😉 link in bio for more info
Pilot @matt.ragan.921 prepping for a sunrise flight in Ventanas, Costa Rica with @vitaesessions @freeflysystems @reddigitalcinema @connexhd
More on #thedroneside : I am so excited to announce MORE on the beginning of my NEW heart-filled endeavor and why I started this account: Pilot EQ is a drone training branch of Birds Eye of Big Sky, LLC that serves and coaches drone pilots about responsible flight operation protocol, UAS aircraft familiarization, Aeronautical Decision Making, and an introduction to the drone industry as a whole. We are also utilizing ADM techniques created by the FAA to increase Emotional Intelligence. EQ is the strongest predictor of performance, explaining a full 58% of success in all types of jobs. My intention is to teach you how to fly drones in a way that your time practicing not only increases your pilot capabilities, but it will also increase your personal and social competence to encourage a higher quality of life. From simple to cinema, hobbyist to commercial pilot; our intention is to encourage other drone owners to be a safe, emotionally intelligent, and informed pilots. Join us for one of our Flight Intelligence Drone Workshop this year to learn the foundations about mindful drone flight operations! Being a drone pilot is a responsibility. Choose to Pilot Intelligently. Click the link in my bio for more info
You guys. I’m in awe of life. I’ve always wanted to help people improve the quality of their lives, and I had no idea I would be doing in such a unique way! As a @uascoach , I use Aeronautical Decisions Making techniques tested by the FAA to diminish crashes and increase Emotional Intelligence (EQ) by flying drones. This means that you can increase your performance success in any and every area of your life, while also learning how to pilot drones intelligently with our coaching. Who knew that flying drones could be so mentally beneficial! EQ is the strongest predictor of performance, explaining a full 58% of success in ALL TYPES OF JOBS. Our intention is to teach you how to fly drones in a way that your time flying not only increases your pilot capabilities, but it will also increase your personal and social competence to inspire a higher quality of life. From simple to cinema, hobbyist to commercial pilot; our intention is to encourage other drone owners to be a safe, emotionally intelligent, and informed pilots. Join me for one of our Flight Intelligence Drone Workshops this year to learn the foundations about mindful drone flight operations! We would love to have you as a part of the Pilot EQ movement, and are also looking for indoor facilities to hold these small interactive drone workshops across the US- please reach out with any questions or suggestions. Being a drone pilot is a responsibility. Choose to Pilot Intelligently. Click the link in my bio for more information about why our workshops are perfect for anybody and everybody!
Glancing at the screen while filming the Bitterroot Valley in Montana at sunset. My transmitter tray was a little too low since I swapped straps with @birdseyeofbigsky , so flying in 25*F with two fingers and adjusting the tilt of the cam was a slightly different stretch on my wrist haha video was taken earlier in the day from the spot we launched from in the first picture
Out around more amazing Montana landscapes for @visitmontana “Montana TV” series with @elementsmedia #montanamoment
A few more lovely b-roll views around Bozeman from this past fall we captured for a politicians upcoming campaign video(s)!
Here are a few lovely b-roll views around Bozeman from this past fall we captured for a politicians upcoming campaign video(s). Did you see the elk in the first shot? How many cows do you think we’re in the field of the second clip? 😁
My girl @lohunterphoto and I at the first @birdseyeofbigsky Drone Clinic last year 💖 I am so excited to see another woman grow her own business! I feel like I did some weird arm grab thing for the photo but I just love her so much and wanted to hold her!
Get your Little Hotties hot hands warmed up, some insurance docs from @skyvuze printed, and a battery charge station ready in the @subaru_usa , because we chasin some trappers in the Bitterroot Valley 🤘🏼 killer weekend shooting