Robbie Grady

FAA Drone Pilot

What’s your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part is actually being able to fly the drone. I’ve always been interested in the DJI series, so being able to fly one for free and be paid for it is amazing.


My name is Robert Grady and I’m 21 years old. I got my first job at Walmart and worked there for three years. After that ( and thanks to my mom), I got a job at NorthPoint Roofing Systems where I am able to fulfill a dream of working with drones. I now fly drones professionally over houses to inspect roofs for damage with the drone’s smart AI system. I went to college for two years in hopes to be able to do something with drones so this job is like a dream come true, but came at a surprise somewhat. I also enjoy things outside of work such as archery, playing piano, and cosplay building. I’ve already beat the record of 24 flights in a day at this company in my first few weeks here, so I hope to accomplish so much more.

Favorite gift as a kid? 

My favorite gift as a kid would probably be my first archery set. I always thought it was so cool how you could make a projectile shoot so far and fast with something so simple. I loved being able to go out to shoot a target and eventually joined the archery club at my high school.

Favorite family tradition?

My favorite family tradition is going up north to Wisconsin every year for a three week vacation. I know my sisters and my mom would get bored by the end of the first week, but I love being up there fishing, skiing, and just enjoying the crystal clear water. I could practically live there if it wouldn’t have a long harsh winter.

Dream Vaca?

My dream Vaca, or vacation would be a month in Hawaii (or basically live there). I love the ocean and I would love to just eat the different foods over there and fish all of the different kinds of sea creatures there and enjoy the sunsets at night.

Secret talent?
My secret talent???! Well if I tell you, then it wouldn’t be secret anymore, now would it…., but one I will tell you is my weird creativity. I can make pretty much anything out of limited resources that I have.

Dream Achievement?

My dream achievement would be to go to more Cons and see all the other geeks there.

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