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We are FAA Part 107 Certified (Cert #4301161) and insured

We have a Connecticut licensed real estate broker on our team

and do not require you or your clients to be present for

photo sessions (though you are always welcome)

John McDonald, MBA
Owner / Drone Operator

John McDonald graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Haven with a Bachelor's Degree in Business, minoring in Statics in 2010. In 2014 he achieved his Master's Degree in Business concentrating in Finance. 


Real Estate: John earned his license as a Real Estate Salesperson in 1996, and in 2008 went on to earn his Brokers license. Currently real estate activity is limited to friends, family, and associates as John works full time in the banking industry as a Student Loan Analyst. Having this background is a unique advantage to CT Drone Source because we know what buyers and sellers want to see from first hand experience.

Banking: Since graduating in 2010, John has been a full time employee in the banking industry in the capacity of Quantitative Analyst and Student Loan Analyst working closely with both secured and unsecured consumer credit products.

Drone Photography

In January of 2019 John McDonald was given a fantastic real estate opportunity and decided that having a drone to augment marketing would be a huge benefit - and the rest is history. Flying the drone, learning about photography and videography, and then learning about post production and all the possibilities it offered became a passion. CT Drone Source was born not from a need for additional income, but from a desire to fly and create great stories.

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