Crowdfunder to raise money for my CAA commercial drone pilot's licence, in order to start my first business.

Dear All,

I am currently trying to raise funds to obtain my CAA commercial drone pilot's licence. Over the past two years, I have been running a sucessful freelance production company to put myself through university, focusing on event and product photography, and videography for social media and marketing purposes.

After working for Beautiful Destinations (www.instagram.com/beautifuldestinations) in New York City for four months, I raised enough capital to purchase my first drone (UAV); the DJI Phantom 4. I am already an accomplished pilot and have carried out many recreational flights across the USA (see video!). With this investment, I am looking to expand the capabilites of my production company to include aerial photography and videography, in order to market myself to the travel, corporate, real esate industries.

However, in order to operate comercially in the United Kingdom, you must pass the CAA approved ground school and flight trianing course, in order to receive a Permission For Aerial Work (PFAW). The course, conveniently held at my local Cotswold Airport in Kemble costs, takes 2 days, and costs, £1000. The CAA permit costs approximately £200. I am then licenced to operate comercially for one year in the UK. 

Details can be found here:

http://www.uavacademy.co.uk/course-registration/?administrate_checkout_event_id=82&event_currency=GBP

What's in it for you if you choose to support me? 

If you choose to donate £200 or more to my cause, and you are based in the UK, I will, once licenced, travel to a location of your choosing to film an aerial video of you, either for your business, or for personal enjoyment.

If you donate £50 or more, I will send you a print of one of my images, either from the drone or from my instagram gallery below:

www.instagram.com/merrickwinter

Thank you in advance for any help or support you choose to give!

All the very best,

Merrick Winter