About David

Flying.  It’s who I am.  I have been active in some sort of flying or remote controlled (r/c) aircraft activity from a young age.  I remember sitting as a child memorizing all the different military aircraft, their specifications, just visualizing myself flying one.  It wasn’t until 1987 that my father, John, introduced me to model aviation.  Those days of dreaming got a little closer.  By 1988, I was flying the “real thing” with my father after he renewed his full-scale pilot’s license.

By my 16th birthday, I had flown 12 types of aircraft from Ercoupe’s to a LearJet 55.  A dream to have my pilot’s license was just beginning as I became one of few people ever who would solo on their 16th birthday.  Fast forward to 2003.  For a birthday present my father bought me a small electric r/c helicopter.  I hadn’t flown r/c or full-scale in quite some time because of lack of money and being in college.   Little did he know that this small helicopter would become the inspiration that would become Chopperpix.  Anyone who has ever tried flying a r/c helicopter knows how very difficult it is to master.  Undaunted, I practiced and practiced until that little helicopter was “too easy” to fly.  I yearned to learn aerobatics, try something new, something bigger.  It was at that time that I envisioned mounting a camera to that helicopter.  How cool would that be?  It was at that moment that the concept of Chopperpix was born.

On a personal level, I’m a proud father of one daughter, Abby.  She is the pride of my life.  Abby is currently four years old.  Abby has already expressed interest in learning to fly – soon enough young one! (Update!  Abby took the stick on a Diamond DA-20 on 3/13/09 and got her first taste!  15 minutes of me carefully guiding her.  Age 4!)

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