Part 107 Pilot Feature: Danielle Hagen
Written by Greg Barnes
Once again, we at 2cofly are happy to feature another local, Guam-based drone pilot: Danielle Hagen!
Danielle has worn many hats over the years: Japanese tour guide at Valley of the Latte, summer camp director. Right now, she’s a Japanese teacher at a local school. But recently, she added another hat to her collection: Part 107 license holder.
Drones first showed up on Danielle’s radar (…yes, pun intended) a few years ago when a friend of hers, who is also a Part 107 holder, “whipped out his drone” at a video shoot. That was the moment when Danielle’s interest in drones began… and it has only grown from there. That same friend of Danielle’s encouraged her to study and eventually get her Part 107 due to the rise in activity in the drone industry. She did study and obtain her certification, and we’re happy to feature her today!
The studying isn’t easy. Danielle says there’s a lot of information that you wouldn’t normally know, so it makes those topics intimidating. Even weather, a topic of familiarity with all people, can be confusing — and was confusing to Danielle — because there’s just so much the FAA requires pilots to know about it.
But 2cofly’s online Part 107 course really helped Danielle to comprehend all that material. Danielle watched another Part 107 course, too, but in that course, most of the videos ranged from 15 minutes to 30 minutes long, and it was hard to keep her attention span especially with so much information being tossed at her. But 2cofly’s course was much
easier to absorb, because our videos are much shorter yet still packed with information. “I would definitely recommend 2cofly’s course to anyone hoping to get their 107 without so much of a headache during the learning process,” she says.
To those studying for their own Part 107 certification, Danielle has 3 tips:
Study a chapter each day. (2cofly’s course has 5 chapters, meaning it’s possible, if you dedicate the time to it, to finish all the material in just five days — and we know people who have!)
After the course, do the practice test at least once a day until your test. (Each time you take the practice test on our course, our system will generate 60 random questions from a much later question bank, so each time you do it, it’ll be different.)
Schedule your test 2 weeks from when you start the course. (We also find that having a self-imposed time limit pushes you to get more done than you might normally.)
What is Danielle up to now? Well, she just bought a drone (a DJI Mini 3 Pro), and she plans to get comfortable operating it. (We at 2cofly agree: We strongly recommend all drone pilots to become extremely familiar with their aircraft. This helps you fly safely, but it also helps you to get the most out of your drone.) Danielle also plans to take the skills she’s been learning — in photography, videography, and color grading — and start making videos that could potentially lead to commercial opportunities.
Danielle, congratulations! We are so happy for you, and we can’t wait to see more of what you end up doing with your drone and your Part 107!
2cofly is a full service drone service provider in Guam and Micronesia. Our company has two primary focus areas: construction and education.
We work with construction and engineering firms and offer:
Orthomosaic Mapping (+ Planimetric Mapping)
Topographic Mapping (via LiDAR & photogrammetry)
General LiDAR Mapping (land feasibility study, power line, etc)
Aerial Magnetometry (underground metal detection)
Part 107 education and drone training
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