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10 years training R/C hobbyists, S.T.E.M., U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, S.W.A.T., Police, RING, U.S. Businesses, and Hollywood Film Companies to fly drones.
DC ARMY STRONG.
Drone Camps featured on Marques Brownlee's Youtube Channel
Justin recieving an appreciation award in 2016 by the AMA.
Early days of FPV in 2005. Showing off a home built fpv aircraft.
A lifetime of flight experience.
Who is Justin Davis?
"Aviation is in my blood. I have to credit Encyclopedia Britannica for getting me into it.
At 6 or 7 years old I was reading in any books I could find about the basics of aviation, space, and rocketry." - Justin Davis.
Justin was born 30 minutes away from where the Wright Brothers flew.
Justin started flying in 1985 with an 8 foot wing span balsa glider that his father gave him for Christmas. Justin later developed a passion for flying and tuning nitro powered R/C airplanes, and helicopters. In 1988 he met Eddie Gray. Eddie was 27 years old and a private pilot and R/C modeller. Eddie mentored Justin to fly, build, and learn to fly full a scale Cessna 172. Eddie also gave Justin full scale flight manuals to study for his pilot's license. They developed a great friendship through flight. Eddie passed away in 1989. Justin went on to fly R/C aircraft inspired by Eddie Gray. RIP Eddie Gray † - 1989.
Justin graduated from college in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in video production. A passion for video and flight merged. The introduction of (Fpv) first person view flying came soon after. In 2005 Justin began experienting and building home made camera gimbals in his shop. Using an R/C helicopter called the Trex 700 to shoot aerial video of R/C Fly-In events in North Carolina. Using his aerial video skills he was one of the first to make event videos for AMA Sponsored Events in his home district. During those years of R/C modeling he learned so much from AMA members at various home fields.
Drone Camps RC was founded in 2014.
The basis of Drone Camps was founded on passing it forward to inspire and educate new R/C pilots. A hobby store and education center was opened in NC in 2014. The store is now closed. The mission did not die there. Justin continues to help millions around the world. Making hundreds of tutorial videos and honest R/C reviews to help new pilots. These videos are taught in very basic and easy to understand terminology. He also assists companies around the world (at no charge) to help develop and test new R/C aircraft. Now Drone Camps helps make new pilots fly safer every day.
"Every day I'm driven to teach new pilots something.
So they can pass on to the next pilot."
Founder, Drone Camps RC USA
Justin and fellow pilots at a Wilsonville, N.C. Fly-In 2006.
One of the first all electric fly-ins in NY called "NEAT"
Justin is a frequent flyer at Joe Nall Week in South Carolina.
"Heli's Only" fly-in in Greenville, N.C.
Drone Camps early involvement in safe USA sUAS Operations.
Original early 2014 Public Safety Guide Document
for US Drone Pilots developed by Drone Camps RC.
Written by Justin Davis in early 2014 before any FAA Rules were in effect. Since 2014 Drone Camps is the oldest well known educational source for new drone pilots. This guide served as a public aid for new drone pilots to follow before FAA rules. Some of these same rules below are now enforced by the FAA in their current guidelines.
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