I have been flying drones for my business for over 6 years and have been an avid remote control pilot since the age of 7! I am an FAA Part 107 certificated Remote Pilot since 2016 and an FAA Part 61 multi-engine manned airplane pilot since 2008. I have over 700 hours fixed wing flying experience (most of it flying turbo-props for the US Navy) and over 350 hours flying drones! I am also a certified Infrared Training Center Level 1 sUAS Thermographer certification #197455 and an AUVSI Level 1 Trusted Operator. MidWest Drone received an FAA 107.29 Daylight Waiver (meaning operations at night.)
I have 3 awesome DJI drones (M300 RTK, Inspire 2 and Mavic 2 Pro), one for hauling my EXPENSIVE, $15,000 Zenmuse XT2 thermal camera and the other for the SUPER 35 sensor Zenmuse X7 which is an expensive $5,000 gimbal! The DJI Matrice 300 RTK is used for precision mapping, construction, solar panel inspections, electrical transmission line inspections etc... The Inspire 2 is primarily used for cinematography/videography.
My name is Lieutenant Mark R. Kurzinski, United States Navy (Ret.) I am originally from Syracuse NY where I enlisted in the Navy in 1993 and circumnavigated the world 3 times in the Aviation, Surface and Expeditionary Warfare communities culminating in 20 years of service to this country. During my tour of duty, I was fortunate to be selected to an officer commissioning program and received a Bachelor's degree in Communication/Broadcast Journalism from the University of San Diego.
After retirement, I founded MidWest Drone & 3D Imaging in Cary IL blending multiple passions of flying, photography and video/audio production and editing. I am a certificated FAA multi-engine private pilot and FAA Part 107 sUAS drone remote pilot and have over 900 hours of total fixed-wing flying experience. I was also recently certified as an Infrared Training Center Level 1 sUAS Thermographer Certificate #197455. MidWest Drone was also recently granted 14 CFR § 107.29—Daylight operation Waiver Number: 107W-2020-00242
We provide Thermal Imaging with our DJI Matrice 300 RTK and Zenmuse XT2 infrared imager, orthomosiac/photogrammetry mapping to .5 px per inch with Drone Deploy, Litchi, Pix4D or DJI Ground Station Pro and high-resolution HDR aerial imagery and videography with our state-of-the-art, industry-leading DJI Inspire 2 and the Zenmuse X7 SUPER 35 24mp camera.
We can also shoot handheld videography with the SUPER 35 Sony FS5 Mk2 and DJI Ronin-S/Sony A6400 combination anywhere in the Chicago region and beyond!
For more information or to view samples of my work, please visit my site: https://www.midwestdrone3dimaging.com/
Or CALL me! Mobile: 619 990-8268