I started flying a Phantom 2 about four years ago and have since moved to the Phantom 3, Mavic and recently the Inspire. I have 25+ hours with an X5C drone. I fly this drone at least twice a month to keep proficient in full manual control flying. I'm an FAA Certified Remote Pilot (October 2016) and have approximately 200 hours of drone flight time. I'm also an FAA Certified Flight Instructor since May 1996 with over 1300 hours of flight time. I'm currently a full time professional photographer for a manufacturing company and run a photography business out of my home on the side.