TallxTAT school, but nah I'm just rollin with what I thought I knew. was I way wrong here?
I'd say you were pretty close for the day rate of an operator on a full blown commercial shoot. However working as an operator on a 25 person crew as opposed to a solo gig flying a drone for an hour is a completely different ballgame.
If this person was flying a cinema camera I would say your rate would be on point, but with the gear and job type I would say $100-$150 for the delivered photos would be pretty fair.
$50/hr for the hour of being on site and shooting.
$25/hr for the hour or two of media management and editing.
Then you leave yourself some wiggle room for travel and everything else.
I have found that clients don't want to pay more for the same product if you have to travel an hour and a half or 10 minutes to location so thats something to factor in also.