Michael McCord, FAA-Licensed Drone Pilot and Owner of Fredericksburg Aerial Drone Photography

Michael McCord, FAA-Certified Drone Pilot and Owner of Fredericksburg Aerial Drone Photography

As the owner of Fredericksburg Aerial Drone Photography, I have a keen eye for the functional as well as artistic composition of photography and videography, and will help you connect your product with your clients using the latest available technology. In this tech-savvy market, buyers expect visuals of the product they’re purchasing or to supplement a matter of interest.

Give Your Clients the WOW Factor

Our drone services will provide that next level of connection that will help you close the deal with your client or make a convincing presentation. Clients are also looking for the wow factor, whether it’s for a property portfolio, damage assessment, artistic expression, or just about any other need.

Low-altitude aerial photography is the next level of visual documentation and has taken off in a big way. We’re committed to your success with whatever requirements you may have in mind for your aerial drone photography.

FAA Certificate

FAA Certification

Professional Certification and Qualifications Make the Difference for You

  • Certified FAA Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (per 14 CFR Part 107).
  • We fly FAA-registered professional drones.
  • We’re registered and insured in Virginia.
  • Our office is west of Fredericksburg (near the Wilderness Battlefield).
  • Our owner has degrees in both engineering and business administration.
  • Over 20 years’ experience with photographing people and places.
  • U.S. Armed Services veteran.

Why Hire Us for Your Drone Photography Needs?

You may ask yourself, if I can buy an aerial drone for less than $500, then why should I hire you? Here’s why we’ll save you time, money, and trouble:

  • Our services offer you a quick, low-risk, turnkey acquisition of photography and videography products.
  • We comply with all regulatory requirements for commercial drone photography so you don’t have to assume any risk.
  • We carry commercial liability insurance.
  • We’re available from dawn to dusk six days a week; Sunday hours are negotiable.
  • We use advanced and specialized aerial drone control software for smooth, automated, and repeatable flight plans.
  • We use professional photo and video editing software for that final polished look that your project demands.
  • You can have as much say as you want in how the job is planned and executed or leave it all to us.
  • You will receive copyright for the photography and videography products that we deliver.

Our Drone Equipment Specifications

We’ve made a significant investment in our equipment and software to ensure that our drone videos are silky smooth. Below are our equipment specifications.

DJI Professional Drones (Mavic 2 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro V2), 3-Axis Stabilized

  • Aerial photos – 20 MP photos (5472×3648 pixels), raw and jpg formats
  • Aerial videos – Up to Cinema 4k videos (4096×2160 pixels) and 1080p; mp4 and mov formats
  • (1080p satisfies most requirements)

Land Photo/Video: Nikon D7500 DSLR and Glide-Stabilized Osmo/Samsung Galaxy S20+

  • Land photos – 21 MP photos (5568×3712 pixels), raw and jpg formats
  • Land videos – Ultra High Definition 4k videos (3840×2160 pixels) and 1080p; mp4 and mov formats

Want more information? Please contact us!