FAA Licensed

Real Estate | Construction | Inspections | Cinematography | Photography



Based in Casper, WY, serving the state of Wyoming. Wyoming Drone Services is an FAA licensed and insured company.

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My name is Ben Winckler, I have been shooting photography for most of my life, and love what Wyoming has to offer! I have been blessed with a wonderful family of three, my wife Rachel, and my two daughters Ellie & Dakota. I currently have a full time job at Lamar Outdoor Advertising, and offer drone services in my free time on week nights and weekends.

I am an FAA licensed remote pilot in command, and have the knowledge and risk management skills to serve your needs properly. I offer aerial cinematography & aerial photography, all my services can be found here. If you plan on hiring drone services for your project, make sure they are licensed and registered, more info on the FAQ's page. I also own and operate a photography business offering mutliple different services, you can view it here.

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I currently offer the following services:

  • Residential & Commercial Real Estate Photography & Cinematography - I understand time is everything, so I offer next day turn around on aerial footage and photos, I also offer interior and exterior HDR photography services, more info here. Sometimes, ground level photography does not give your clients property justice, elevate yourself from the competition and show homes in their best light.
  • Storm Damage, Insurance, Construction & Commercial Site Inspections - Drones can help make inspections more safe and efficient, providing high resolution live video or photos, allowing technicians to make the repair properly the first time.

I plan on expanding my services in the near future, feel free to contact me with any questions.



I currently shoot on a DJI Inspire 2 & Mavic Pro. The Inspire 2 is currently leading the industry in proffesional drone video and photography. It has the ability to shoot 5.2k video in Apple ProRes or Cinepro, Hollywood quality video. It has a maximum speed of 58 miles per hour, and about 27 minutes of flight time. 


Mavic Pro takes exceptional 4k video and photos, and due to it's size, it is extremely maneuverable. Watch the below videos for more info! (Note: Footage in the below video was not created by Wyoming Drone Services, it is property of DJI and can be found on their YouTube channel.)




The number one question people ask about the use of drones in photography is: “Isn’t it illegal to hire a drone operator for the purpose of commercial aerial photography?” The answer is YES and No. The FAA provides licenses for this type of drone photography, and I have completed all necessary and appropriate steps to test, pass, apply for and be granted a UAS License to fly for the purpose of commercial photography here in Wyoming. 

If you are considering hiring anyone for this type of photography, be sure they provide you with their UAS Remote Pilots License or Certificate, Drone Registration, and Airspace Waiver or Authorization form if applicable. If you don’t, you and your photographer may be in volition of federal, state or local laws. 

I am proud to provide that proof right here. Additionally, my drone is legally and properly registered with the FAA. Here are links to my documentation and certificates:


What is an unmanned aircraft system (UAS)? An unmanned aircraft system is an unmanned aircraft and the equipment necessary for the safe and efficient operation of that aircraft. An unmanned aircraft is a component of a UAS. It is defined by statute as an aircraft that is operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft.


How do I fly a UAS for work or business purposes? There are two ways to fly a UAS for work, business, or non-recreational reasons:

  • Following the requirements in the Small UAS rule Part 107
  • Obtain an airworthiness certificate for the aircraft


What is the Definition of recreational or hobby use of a UAS? Recreational or hobby UAS use is flying for enjoyment and not for work, business purposes, or for compensation or hire. For more info on the FAA's interpretation of this rule, click here.


How long can you fly? One battery will last on average for 25-30 minutes, however, I bring multiple batteries with me to stay in flight as long as you need!



Of you like what you see, drop me a line and I'd love to chat!


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