About

David K Eberhardt - Photographer

FAA Pilot Ratings - ATP, MEI, UAS

 

The photographer is David Eberhardt. David has several years of experience using cameras such as the Sony A6400 and Panasonic GX85 with high quality lenses. The Sony A6400 shoots outstanding 4K video and beautiful pictures. We utilize a variety of wireless microphones and portable lighting when needed.

David has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems Technology (a.k.a Computer Science) and worked for IBM doing web development for such clients as LL Bean and internal IBM websites. 

We can design and implement websites for you using established platforms including Wix and Squarespace. We can teach you how to update these websites as well because they are very user friendly for inexperienced owners.

 

As an FAA Licensed, Phantom 4 drone pilot, David capitalizes on more than 30 years of experience as an FAA Licensed Pilot and has over 1,800 hours of total flying time. David has been flying the Phantom 4 drones since 2017. He is an expert on the FAA rules for legal and safe operations of drone aircraft under FAA Part 107, which is the basis for all commercial applications of drone aircraft. ​

 

He holds the following FAA Licenses:

  • ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) , 

  • MEI (Multi Engine Instructor), and

  • UAS Remote Pilot license (Part 107).
     

Operations and Safety Philosophy

Flying and operating a Phantom 4 (a.k.a. 'drone') to take pictures and videos for commercial purposes requires an FAA Part 107 license. To pass the test for this license requires extensive knowledge very similar to pilots who fly airplanes. Having experience as a licensed airplane pilot demonstrates mastery of the subject matter. 

My experience as an Air Force Pilot and civilian pilot gives me an advantage when it comes to knowing the rules and operating safely. We use a very disciplined set of written procedures to safely execute all photo and video assignments. Our knowledge and experience in flight operations coupled with flight insurance thru Global Aerospace Inc., helps ensure our clients get what they need with the absolute minimum exposure to risk.

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Aero (2016) - our new baby !

Pre-flight inspection of airplane prior to flight

Piloting the Phantom 4 Pro using remote controller and video monitor

Equipment - Safety - FAA Professional License

 

Post production studios (DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Creative Cloud Suite)

 

Photo and video editing  is accomplished using DaVinci Resolve and the Adobe Creative Cloud professional software suite.

Photos and video are delivered electronically or on a choice of media. We work with our clients to ensure the final products meet their high expectations.


FAA Compliance

 

UAS Pilot David Eberhardt is an FAA Part 107 Licensed Pilot. A Part 107 license is required in order to perform commercial aerial photography and videography services for clients. In addition, David has written FAA authorization to operate within 5 miles of the Groton/New London Airport. Without FAA written authorization, drones are not allowed to operate in controlled airspace, such as the Groton/New London Airport airspace area for the purpose of commercial drone air operations.


Insurance

We activate Global Aerospace Inc flight liability insurance for every project via the mobile Verify App. Coverage amounts vary between $1 million dollars to $5 million dollars depending on the project and customer needs.

 

 

Free Consultation

 

We would be happy to meet with you (or speak with you by phone) for a free, 1 hour (or less) consultation to discuss your project needs and our procedures for executing your project. During our consultation we can also plan the photo or video shoot and provide an estimate for the project investment. For additional information call David at 860-514-2029 or visit our Contact page.

 

Prices

We charge a competitive price for our services but we don't skimp on quality, safety and compliance with FAA rules. We can't give you an exact price quote until we discuss exactly what you need. Once we have discussed your project we'll provide an exact price quote.

Professional drone photographers invest a great amount of effort in studying and developing their talents and abilities. I encourage you to read my blog post "Questions to ask your drone photographer".

General Price Guidelines

After discussing your project needs and finalizing details, the proposed price quote for your project will include Connecticut sales tax.

Photographs and Video choices:

Photo - raw files (to be further developed by your staff)

Edited and graded png or jpg photos

 

Fully Developed Video Presentations 

Video B-Roll 

 

CT Aerial Image Studios

Our BEST PRACTICES FOR UAS PRIVACY, TRANSPARENCY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY 

Below is a list of voluntary guidelines for “neighborly” drone use. It provides guidance for our UAS (a.k.a. drones) operations to balance our rights as drone users and other people’s rights to privacy. These guidelines are the result of a multi-stakeholder engagement process established by President Obama. The objective of the process was to develop and communicate best practices, accountability, and transparency issues regarding commercial and private UAS use in the National Airspace System (NAS).

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) initiated the process, which included stakeholders from industry, civil society, academia, and other interested U.S. government agencies. The multi-stakeholder group released its recommended voluntary best practices in May 18, 2016. For more details on the best practices, please visit https://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/uas_privacy_best_practices_6-21-16.pdf.

 

Here is what CT Aerial Image Studios does, to the maximum extent possible:

  • We tell other people we'll be taking pictures or video of them before we fly.

  • If we think someone has a reasonable expectation of privacy, we don’t violate that privacy by taking pictures, video, or otherwise gathering sensitive data.

  • We don’t fly over other people’s private property without permission, if we can easily avoid doing so.

  • We don’t gather personal data for no reason, and don’t keep it for longer than we think we have to.

  • If we keep sensitive data about other people, we secure it against loss or theft.

  • If someone asks us to delete personal data about him or her that we’ve gathered, we do so, unless we have a good reason not to.

  • If anyone raises privacy, security, or safety concerns with us, we listen to what they have to say, as long as they’re polite and reasonable about it.

  • We never harass people with our drone(s).

 

We will update our BEST PRACTICES FOR UAS PRIVACY, TRANSPARENCY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY as any new guidance or regulations are published by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Website Terms of Use

 

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern the CT Aerial Image Studio’s relationship with you in relation to this website.

 

CT Aerial Image Studios refers to the owner of this website whose office is located at 96 Georgia St, Groton CT 06340. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

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  • Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

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You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from materials contained within this site.

You may download content, pages and downloadable materials from this website for your personal, non-commercial use only.

 

 

Privacy Policy

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for this website owned and managed by CT Aerial Image Studios.This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.

  • The choices available to you regarding the use of your data.

  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.


Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site.

We collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization other than as necessary to fulfill your request.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

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We will never use Google Analytics to track or to collect any personally identifiable information. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifiable information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

Links

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Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via our contact form or phone number given below:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.

  • Change/correct any data we have about you.

  • Have us delete any data we have about you.

  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at via our contact form.

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