Our family has deep ties in aviation, dating back to its modern origins. We take pride in this! William Henry Femmer (my father) was a fighter pilot in the second world war. From a young age I’ve sought to partake in this tradition. I’ve run business practices tied to aviation for over 20 years now, and am currently in the process of earning my first manned pilot’s license.
Just as I looked up to my father’s path in aviation, I noticed a keen interest from my own children. However, their interest didn’t express itself through manned aviation, rather my children were more interested in the drones I was beginning to incorporate into my practices at the time! It dawned on me that aviation has been in a steady state of adaptation and evolution for some time now, and the drone industry is the next evolution to come.
This next evolution of aviation is bringing along with it a new generation of pilots of all ages and backgrounds. Drones are so versatile in their applications, and I’ve been fortunate enough to see this technology enhance and help to complement industries (for the better). Our family has been devoted to exploring this new field even before the creation of the Part 107 method which most are familiar with today.
My wife Tabitha received the first 333 exemption to be granted to a female owned photography company in the nation. I have been fortunate enough to pioneer new practices with drones far across the data acquisition landscape. My son has paved a path for himself through this industry as a recent graduate of LSU through coaching and mentoring others to attain the skills he’s developed. From these individual experiences, we’ve seen clearly that the opportunities in this industry are available to any and all who have the desire to learn.
And we’ve found that many have the desire to learn! This is what drives us. We gain great joy and satisfaction from helping others find new ways to enhance their lives with this drone technology. Our family has united for this one and sole purpose of Training The Next Generation Of Pilots®
– Carlos Femmer