About Mike Sobola, Drone Pilot

I spent the formative years of my career living and working in New York City eventually relocating to the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. In addition to aerial cinematography, I have drone piloting experience for Construction 2-D and 3-D mapping, OrthoTiffs, Volumetric Measurement, pre-construction forecasting and planning, and Agricultural Plant Health. My experience includes Hexacopters, quads, fixed gear and retractable platforms in single-pilot and dual-operator configurations. I have more than 200 hours experience over multiple platforms including the Freely Alta Hexacopter, the Inspire I Pro and the Phantom 3 Pro.My production repertoire includes commercials, music videos, and pieces for corporate, government and broadcast programs. I have written and produced shows airing on NBC, CBS, HBO, Discovery, The Sci-Fi Channel and worked as rPoducer at The Travel Channel in its early days. Currently, I am the Lead UAV/Drone Pilot and Producer for FDA TV Studios overseeing a stable of three drones and a staff of four pilots.


Great Cranberry Island, Maine

Water, Water Everywhere

The Mountains of Nelson, Nevada

Charlottesville Estate

Construction Highlights