Ethan De La Peña Completes Remote Pilot Certification

Ethan De La Peña Completes Remote Pilot CertificationTripepi Smith Junior Business Analyst Ethan De La Peña recently completed and passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Remote Pilot Certification – becoming the third Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-certified drone operator on Tripepi Smith’s videography and photography team.

The FAA mandates that any individual operating a drone for commercial purposes within the United States must possess certification under the organization’s Small UAS Rule, also known as Part 107.

“The opportunity to earn my remote pilot certification from the FAA will undoubtedly unlock a host of new opportunities for me here at Tripepi Smith,” said Ethan. “I’m eagerly anticipating the incredible shots and footage I’ll be able to capture for our clients with this certification, and I appreciate Tripepi Smith adhering to their ‘Always be Learning’ mantra by investing in me to earn this certification.”

Ethan’s dedication to expanding his skillset doesn’t stop at acquiring this flight license. He is currently at the helm of managing city council live streams for both the City of Paramount and the City of Lomita. He has also delivered videos for the cities of South Gate and Blythe, as well as joint powers authorities like CalChoice and the Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board on more extensive video projects.

Tripepi Smith has a strong history of delivering for over 100 public agencies to assist with their videography needs. Whether it’s livestreaming city council meetings or producing marketing videos for cities, Tripepi Smith has built up unique experiences serving the local government sector.

“We invest in our team at Tripepi Smith. Ethan is a great learner and I applaud him for completing his drone license on his first try. It is not an easy test,” said Co-Founder and President Ryder Todd Smith. “Drone services greatly enhance our ability to provide unique perspectives, producing powerful images for our clients to better communicate with those they serve.”

If you are in need of top-notch videography, photo and aerial-image services, contact Tripepi Smith.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a California-based marketing, technology and public affairs firm that serves for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage to agencies seeking to leverage the internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of American CanyonCity of Culver CityCity of CupertinoCity of Daly CityCity of DuarteCity of Grover BeachCity of Santa PaulaCity of Indian WellsCity of La Cañada FlintridgeCity of Lake ForestCity of LivermoreCity of NapaCity of ParamountCity of MartinezCity of TracyCity of VallejoCalChoice Energy AuthorityCalifornia Joint Powers Insurance AuthoritySanta Clarita Valley Water AgencySanta Clara County Fire DepartmentCosta Mesa Sanitary DistrictRowland Water DistrictCalifornia Contract Cities AssociationCalifornia City Management FoundationRenne Public Law GroupBob Hall & AssociatesWest Coast Arborists and Climatec.