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Gregoryruger Productions Gregoryruger Productions
Flights made 1
Average hourly rate $100
Location Altoona, IA
Will travel up to 180 miles
As a child, my father took me to an airshow in Ida Grove, Iowa. That day planted a seed in my head that grew into a passion for aeronautics. I’d always loved aircraft, model aircraft, and RC (remote-control) aircraft but being raised by a single mother as a farm kid in rural Iowa the expensive hobby was out of my reach.
In 2001, my mom gifted me a Nikon 35mm camera. At that time, my career took me on the road throughout most of Iowa and the surrounding states. I would bring my camera and stop to capture Iowa’s beauty from the roadsides. A collection of 8x10s depicting some of Iowa’s most beautiful barns still hangs in my living room.
I purchased my first remote-control aircraft in 2002 and for the next few years I flew fixed-wing RC aircraft in competitions throughout Iowa. I enjoyed building, flying, crashing, and re-building my RC aircrafts.
During the years, I was fixated on first-person view from the aircraft. It was perfect, it combined my love of photography with my love of aeronautics. This lead to several failed attempts at attaching a camera to a remote-control aircraft. As a result of one attempt there are probably pieces of my cell phone in a corn field somewhere.
In 2009, I added a multi-rotor aircraft to my fleet. Technology was advancing quickly, as was my passion for multirotor aircraft. The increased stability of these quadcopter crafts made attaching recording devices easier. I wanting to share the videos I was capturing and launched my YouTube page as GregoryRuger.
By 2011 I finally had my first drone that came with the camera attached. It was a Blade Brand Multi-Rotor drone with a fixed camera. Through the years I’ve continued to upgrade as new technology has become available. My fleet has included a DJI FC40 Phantom, Phantom 3 Advanced, a DJI Phantom 4, and now includes the DJI Phantom 4 Pro and DJI Inspire 1 v2.

My goal is to bring my artistic eye to the public as a service. I am able to provide that birds eye perspective whether it’s for emergency search and rescue, inspections, real estate sales, or the beauty of nature for your own enjoyment.

Member since March 13, 2018
License # 4053387
Insurance coverage $1.0 Million
Services Agriculture, Boating and water sports, Cinematography, Construction, Drone training, Editing, Event, Infrastructure, Other, Real Estate, Roof Inspection, Wedding
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