ICARUS Ambassador - Jeremy Costello

We're delighted to announce Jeremy Costello as our second ICARUS Ambassador! 

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Jeremy has won our second Facebook photo contest with his outstanding photograph (above) of the village of Marsh Gibbon in the Aylesbury Vale District in Buckinghamshire.

In return for winning our contest and agreeing to champion the ICARUS course for the next 12 months, he's received a free course place worth £999 and is now on his way to earning a PfCO.

As you'll be hearing a lot more from Jeremy over the coming months, we thought we'd introduce him through some questions below.

 

What drone was used to capture this photo?                                                                            DJI Phantom 3 Professional, shot in RAW, processed in HDR Photomatix and Adobe Lightroom.        

What other drones do you fly?                                                                                                No others at the moment.             

Where are you based?                                                                                                     Bicester, Oxfordshire.             

What grew your interest in drone technology?                                                                        I’ve been a keen photographer for around 15 years, then got a small Hubsan x4 which got me into flying quadcopters, it wasn’t long before I got the Phantom 3.          

What’s the most exciting/interesting thing you’ve photographed/filmed from the air?               To be honest I haven’t done anything very exciting, as it’s mostly sunsets, time lapses, construction project progress. But one of my most popular projects was the construction of the new Tesco Superstore in Bicester, where I flew the drone inside the store before it was opened to the public, giving people a preview of the new store. Most fun and exciting was probably helping to find a baby cow that had escaped from a local farm! (The farm in my winning photo funnily enough!) And also filming the combine harvesters for the local farmers is good fun and very interesting.             

How long have you been flying unmanned aircraft (including model helicopters etc.)?                  1 year with the Phantom 3, around 2 years with smaller drones.

What do you plan to do once you gain your PfCO?                                                           Hopefully start my own aerial media company!

Do you have a website?                                                                                                          Yes, but it’s a work in progress, and the address is likely to change when I start a company, www.mrjezz.co.uk but all my relevant photos and most of the sharing is on my Facebook page – www.facebook.com/Bicesterfromabove