About Houston Drone Squad

Hello, I am Johnny Mayes, the remote pilot in command at Houston Drone Squad (HDS). I am a native Houstonian with a B.S. in Mass Communications. In 2016, I relinquished my semi-secure salaried position in retail to become an entrepreneur

I attended various business expos and seminars attempting to find my particular niche. While talking with some tech experts during a franchises expo I was hit with a bolt of inspiration. I have a drone, I should be able to do more than fly it for fun.

I have flown DJI products recreationally for about 4 years starting with the Phantom 3 Pro. Today I enjoy flying primarily with my DJI Spark and DJI Mavic Pro.

I have provided a fair share of gratis work for local artists, friends and family in order to enhance my flying prowess and hone my aerial photography craftsmanship.

Recently, I decided that obtaining my FAA part 107 certificate to fly commercially is an excellent way to generate revenue, especially with the rising popularity and integration of UAVs technology.

Flying UAVs has definitely broadened my perspective on life. Join me on my aerial adventures. Experience the stunning perspectives that this technology provides.

Portfolio

Harrisburg Art Museum ( stock footage / flight practice )

Art In The Skate Park Promo ( pro bono work / flight practice )