Charlie Stone


Owner/Photographer - Blue-Sky Photography

Assistant Coordinator sUAS Team – Desoto Rescue
249 Road 946
Mentone, Alabama 35984
256-418-2020 cstone@desotorescue.com

  • Married to my wonderful wife, Vicki Stone, going on 46 years. We have 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

  • Currently hold Part 107 Credentials

  • I currently own several sUAS that I fly for pleasure and business I fly a Mavic Air, Mavic Pro, Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Pro converted to full spectrum, and a Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual.

  • I currently do real estate photography, stock and fine art photography. I shoot in conventional and several different spectrums of infrared.

  • As Assistant Coordinator sUAS Team for Desoto Rescue, I respond to requests for search and rescue assistance throughout Dekalb County Alabama. The rescue squad also holds weekly classes open to the public on how to fly a sUAS safely. 

  • Prior to moving to Alabama, I was a firefighter/paramedic in the Dallas TX area for over 20 years. Also volunteered with the NE TX chapter of CAESAR (Canine Assisted Emergency Search and Rescue).

  • Amateur Radio Operator (Extra Class) – KG5XX

  • (Note from Bob: Charlie has flown several difficult real-world SAR missions with his drone, but is too humble to tell you)