About Us

Our Equipment

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Northeast Ohio Drone uses Professional UAV equipment from DJI the world leader in drones for aerial photography! The newest drone to our fleet, the Mavic 2 Pro. Features a Hasselblad 20 megapixel 1” CMOS sensor, which produces jaw dropping images. In addition, it shoots video in 4K & 1080P resolution. It can shoot in h.265 codec, which is able to record over 1 billion colors due to a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile. Footage appears more natural, with less distortion. 

Meet Your Pilot

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Brett Bottles is a career law enforcement officer, with over 17 years of experience in the field. Aside from the over 12 years of photography experience, and using drones in public safety, he has a sharp eye for capturing amazing aerial stills & videos. He's an experienced drone operator, and holds a FAA Part 107 license. He’s also been a guest instructor at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA), training future sUAS pilots in the public safety sector. In addition, also part of the 2019 Cleveland National Air Show Drone Demonstration Team.

Why Us?

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Northeast Ohio Drone is FAA licensed, insured (2.5 million dollars coverage), and will travel most anywhere for any project. We’re very passionate about delivering high quality content to our clients, at affordable prices. We believe in quality over quantity. We have our 107.29 Daylight Operation Waiver, which allows us to fly at night. With LAANC, we can get approval to fly in controlled airspace. we can fly any time, any place. We offer safe and reliable drone services, following the guidelines of the FAA. "Our mission is to provide professional and affordable services that exceed our clients expectations." 

Our Services

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If you can dream it, we can fly it!

Drone photography & videography provides plenty of unique angles for your projects.    

Real Estate

Drones can help your real estate stand out from the crowd, sell more quickly, and offer a higher perceived value. We offer residential & commercial real estate services, including interior HDR photography.   

Construction Projects

Let us track your projects from start to finish. We can fly over your construction sights weekly, monthly, or whatever fits your needs. We would love to capture your progress.

Roof Inspections

Sick in tired of climbing up that unstable ladder? Worried you might fall off the roof? That's okay, we're too. Let us do the work for you. We can capture high resolution still and videos of your roof. If you're a local roofing contractor, or a homeowner, we would love to work with you.

Custom Projects

  

From car shows, golf outings, parties, special events, or whatever you can dream up. We would love to capture all of it from the air. We also provide ground camera work as well.

Weddings & Engagements

Let us capture your special moments from the air. While we’re an aerial photography business, we would love to collaborate with local wedding photographers in the greater Cleveland area. Currently, we’re only offering aerial photography & cinematography for these kinds of events.

Mutual Aid for First Responders

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Is your department on a limited budget to purchase drone equipment? That’s okay, we’re here to help.

  

Being in law enforcement for over 17 plus years, I know first-hand about department budget constraints. Purchasing drone equipment, sending department staff to get the training to know how to operate the equipment, FAA Part 107 license & fees, isn’t cheap. With that being said, I’d like to volunteer my services to all public safety agencies (Police, LCSO, OSP Fire, EMS) in Lorain County, Ohio. We’re based out of North Ridgeville, so we can get to you quick, if need be.

FAA License & Waivers

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We can fly at night, and in controlled airspace. With LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability), we can pretty much fly anywhere we need to go, to complete your project. We have FAA Blanket Airspace Authorizations for (KCLE) Cleveland Hopkins Airport Class B, (KBLK) Burke Lakefront Airport Class D, and (KCGF) Cuyahoga County Airport Class D. We're now licensed to fly in North Carolina. Check back with us to view other upcoming waivers, and airspace authorizations.

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FAA Part 107 Commercial Remote Pilot License with a sUAS Rating.

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Don't know how to fly your new drone?

Flight Training

Drone flying is an exciting new hobby, but one that many people find difficult to get into. After all, who wants to spend 100's of dollars or more on a drone you don’t know how to fly? New pilots are often scared of crashes or of not being able to get the most out of their new drone. We offer one-on-one private flight training with an experienced instructor. Call us for pricing and details.

Powerful editing equipment that will render you speechless

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Our Apple 27” iMac 5K with Retina Display is surely a very capable beast. We use Final Cut Pro X for our video editing software, and award-winning photo editing software from Skylum. We offer our clients the very best in professional color grading tools. We can share your projects via Dropbox, DVD, USB Drive, or upload to any social media platform. Our goal is to get your projects back to you in a timely manner.

Videos

 Just a few samples of our work.  

 

Can a Realtor get into trouble by hiring a Non-Licensed drone pilot?

 

The short answer is, YES.

Federal law prohibits anyone from flying drones for compensation unless they hold a valid FAA Remote Pilot license. If your photographer is providing "aerial" images for you and a drone is being used, make sure he or she is licensed. It's very easy to check their license status.  Click the FAA link below and enter the pilot's Last name, First Name, state and or "Country".

If the pilot has a drone license, you'll see a document indicating that they hold a current FAA issued UAS license. Fines for the unlicensed pilot and the person hiring the pilot can be quite substantial. The fine is $1,100 per occurrence/flight where imagery is used commercially. More importantly perhaps, the fine for a real estate agent who contracts  an unlicensed pilot is $11,000. Of course, if you’re an agent who bought a drone and took the photos or video yourself, you will be liable for both fines.  If your photographer's name doesn't show up in the database, you may want to question your photographer about his or her FAA remote pilot's license.

Contact Us

Northeast Ohio Drone

6768 Case Road North, North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039, United States

(440) 610-8347

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