New Braunfels & Texas Hill Country Drone Services & Photography
Hi, I am Jonathan Gulick and I started 2nd Career Drone services in December 2020. In my 1st career, I worked as an engineer for a major international oil and gas company and its acquired companies in office, rig-site and shipyard locations in the US and other countries. My upstream work involved three main areas: Drilling & Completions – design, planning and execution; Performance & knowledge management; Deepwater rig selection, build and start-up. My downstream engineering work involved maintaining retail locations and their underground storage tank, piping and fuel dispensing systems located in the mid-Atlantic part of the US.
My interest in aviation is even longer than my 1st career. While in no specific order, my experience has ranged from building and flying two radio controlled planes on over 150 flights, flying full-scale gliders with an instructor, undergoing flight instruction and completing 7 solo flights in a Cessna 172S, completing 4 dual instruction flights in 3 types of helicopters, flying in the “right seat” of several different privately owned single engine airplanes and completing numerous “left seat” flights in corporate and utility helicopters. I used a camera on many of these flights to capture unique images from the air.
With the development of relatively low cost drones with sophisticated flight control systems and high quality cameras, I have been able to combine my interest in photography and flying through the use of a DJI Mavic 2 Zoom (M2Z) drone. The camera and software on this drone produce high quality photographs and videos.
I hold a valid FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate for small unmanned aircraft systems. My drone is registered with the FAA. I am a current member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).
At present, I am not charging for my services as my focus at this time is to gain experience using my DJI Mavic 2 Zoom to capture imagery to build a portfolio which includes content for this website. What I may ask for is permission to show the photos and videos I capture with the drone in this website. I have video editing software which I am learning how to use to include text information, transitions and instrumental music tracks. See Example videos 1, 2 and 3 near the bottom of the Photo and Video Gallery page.
Aerial photographs and videos captured near ground level or higher often result in unique perspectives that are appreciated by many. Should you have a property or structure in which you’d like “at height” imagery, please contact me and I will arrange to meet with you to talk about and look at what I may be able to do with my Mavic 2 Zoom drone for you.