Flying for ProfitWritten by PFA Staff
Jay Taffet is a new member of the Piper Flyer Association. He lives in Montgomery, Ala. and, like many of you, flies his Piper Arrow recreationally every weekend and sometimes on weekdays if he can justify it at work.
What may be different about Jay is that in over 2 ½ years he hasn’t paid for one drop of fuel…or insurance, maintenance, hangar, upgrades or even an overhaul.
Instead, he earns over $35,000 each year shooting aerial photography from his left-seat vent window. That’s right, “single-pilot” aerial photography that is safe, fun and clearly profitable.