Behind the Drone: Gopher Aerial
Mar 29, 2016 09:14PM
By Wendy Erlien
Gopher Aerial owners and Maple Grove residents Brad Perdue and Joey Stone. (Photo by Wendy Erlien)
Two years ago, friends Joey Stone and Brad Perdue decided to take to the sky. Traveling to their hometown in Iowa, recording their first drone videos was on the agenda - including the Trestle Bridge. An upload to YouTube and a website feature later, the aerial experience has been viewed more than 31,000 times.
“Every time we make up a video, it blows up [online],” Stone said.
Currently, they consider all of their projects a creative venture will they await a response from the Federal Aviation Administration whether they can go commercial, according to Perdue. Projects range for drone photography to video, filming and editing travel destinations, events, and personal projects.
Their projects primarily focus in the Midwest, the top viewed drone-video yielding more than a half a million views of an ice fishing tournament in Brainerd. By choosing the Midwest, it “highlights areas people might know now about,” according to Stone.
“We try to see who our viewers are and bring that to them,” Perdue said.
More information: http://gopheraerial.com/