Equipment for student’s YouTube hit purchased with money from quitting cigarettes
by Rachel Flaherty
Raymond Fogarty’s new hobby has wowed people across the world with his bird’s eye view of Cork city using his drone.
The Cork resident credits being able to buy his new equipment six-weeks ago from money he saved by giving up smoking more than a year ago.
The 31-year-old, who is studying computer science, said he never expected the reaction that he received after he uploaded the footage online on April 14th.
The 16 minute 51 second footage, which showcases the city and its landmarks including St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, has received almost 22,000 hits and counting.
“I haven’t done things like this before. I was taken a back at first and fairly surprised by the reaction. By nature I’m a bit more shy and reserved,” he said.
Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com