Paul Lindup is one of our international volunteer pilots that helped us complete a recent request to see areas of Cambridge, England! With tough weather and tougher flight restrictions, Paul was able to get us some beautiful aerials mixed with ground footage to show the patient the beautiful city that they had not seen in decades. His tenacity to complete this tough request was truly appreciated by our organization!
Paul is the owner and pilot of Airbourne Imagery, and has been flying drones for 6 years. His love of aviation and photography made drone technology appealing. "This was a great way of moulding my passions and experience," Paul said.
We asked Paul to answer some questions so we could learn more about him and why he loves being a drone pilot:
Do you have a favorite story about flying your drone?
I managed to watch my drone drop into the sea after a motor failure and had to ask the model I was filming to go and grab it as he was already in the sea with his surfboard. Embarrassing!
Why do you like to fly drones?
Drones for good is something I am passionate about. This charity is one I have helped out with. Other areas are search and rescue and finding people who need help.
Why did you agree to volunteer for Flight To Remember?
I saw the charity and have always been in a position to be able to assist where and when I can. I have a full time career, my own business that I run part time and always do charity work. I found Flight to Remember's Ashley [Director Ashley Davis] extremely professional and helpful to work with. I hope my services get called upon again in the future albeit. I love the idea I can help someone to remember in their final days.
To contact Paul or to get more information about Airbourne Imagery, please visit http://airbourne-imagery.co.uk/
To learn more about volunteering with Flight To Remember or to sign up as a volunteer, you can visit www.flighttoremember.org/pilots