Ashburn Magazine

Ashburn-based drone company captures sky-high views

It’s a moment Missie Ellis will never forget. Two in the morning. Hiking down a narrow trail in the wilds of Iceland. Arctic cold. Strong winds blowing. And the volcano erupting nearby.

“Fighting through those conditions and concentrating on flying was exhilarating and worth the discomfort for the shot of a lifetime,” Ellis said.

Flying? The shot of a lifetime? Yep, Missie Ellis is a professional photographic drone pilot.

And while her company, Vantage Point Drone, is based here in Ashburn, she has traveled around the United States and the world capturing video and photos of places both mundane and mind-blowing: Florida, California, Tahiti, Scotland, Switzerland and more.

Missie Ellis of Vantage Point Drone

Click here to read the rest of the article over at the Ashburn Magazine site — including the close encounter that first got Ellis interested in drones, as well as the high profile TV show she was involved in, plus how she’s helping inspire other women drone pilots.