Things You Didn’t Know About This Aviation Enthusiast
Published: October 30, 2022
Last updated: January 6, 2024
By Joshua Smith 🇦🇺
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Welcome to the ultimate analysis of Stefan Drury for 2024.
I’ve spent thousands of hours watching aviators on YouTube. Very few people know that I’m planning to fly around the world. I first watch this interview and got hooked:
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You’re probably curious what job allows him to fly so much, so read on…
Stefan Drury Overview
💡Full Name and Age
Stefan Drury is 38 years old. He’s from the UK originally (so no, that’s not a Melbourne accent) but he’s been in Australia for 10 years.
🤑 Net Worth
He’s almost a millionaire…
As of 2024, I estimate that Stefan Drury has a net worth of $950,000 AUD.
This is based upon the value of his plane and online business.
🤩 Income Streams
Affiliate marketing, YouTube ads and brand sponsorships.
Stefan lives in the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia. He has chosen to live in a tiny home that is beautiful. Sidenote: I’m building a tiny home of my own!
He’s well-natured and down to earth.
❌ Notable Complaints
None that I could find.
🚀 The X-Factor
He’s got to do some cool experiences (such as landing at Melbourne’s international airport) that few pilots will ever get to experience.
📈 Creator Trends
His popularity continues to increase in the aviation sector.
🕵🏻♂️ Private Life
Stefan Drury has a girlfriend, but little is known about her.
👨🏻💻 My Verdict
His content is super enjoyable, even if you never intend to fly a plane.
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How much does Stefan Drury make and how?
Stefan Drury had a job as a business consultant and operated a digital marketing business called Fly Digital, and did YouTube on the side. Unfortunately, the Pandemic prematurely ended his career and he decided to go full-time on his dream of being a travel vlogger and it’s paid off well.
Stefan probably makes $17,000 Australian dollars per month on YouTube. He’s achieving these strong numbers through:
➜ Affiliate links to his camera gear
➜ YouTube ads that play during his videos
➜ Brand sponsorships (although he’s picky about these)
As noted above, this brings Stefan’s net worth to $970k.
His audience (of which I’m one of them) really praises him for:
➜ His incredibly good editing skills
➜ Avoiding clickbait and jumpcuts
➜ Making his videos a complete story
➜ Inspiring many people to live their best lives
And while he’s been on YouTube for 7 years, it’s early days yet. He won’t be stopping anytime soon and I’ll definitely be staying on as a subscriber.
Creator Red Flags
With YouTube fame also comes some mild controversy, but this has eluded Stefan. Apart from a couple of air traffic incidents, he has avoided many issues that other pilots face. I recall the issues that Trent Palmer had when he lost his license for a month.
The X Factor
Stefan is unique because:
➜ He was able to land at Melbourne International Airport in his little airplane
➜ He doesn’t try to oversell his flights or experiences
➜ He bought his own plane for cash (and he explains how that process worked)
➜ He provides realistic advice to aspiring hobby pilots
He’s also not afraid to crack a joke and appeals to everyday people.
Ultimately, watching his aviation videos on Youtube is the perfect reprieve from a heavy work week. Yes, even digital nomads like me do get burned out.
Stefan inspired me to get my private pilot’s license and eventually buy my own airplane.
I do look forward to seeing him at Oskosh one day, or even just locally here in Australia.
My key takeaways include:
➜ Start working on your side hustle to fund flying
➜ Working remotely can fund your adventures
➜ Learning to fly isn’t easy, but it isn’t hard either
➜ Find a mentor who’s willing to work with you
And definitely don’t give up on your dream.