PROFESSIONAL DRONE PILOTS

We Tell Stories with Drones

We are a 7-person team, passionate about capturing the perfect shot. From taking drone footage for a simple building survey to creating an aerial video that captures an epic action shot for TV or film, our focus is on telling the most captivating story. 

Founded in 2014, Extreme Aerial Productions, LLC is a professional aerial drone video and photography company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. We work in all 50 states, are FAA-approved for commercial drone operations, and backed by the best aviation insurance money can buy. 

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Extreme Aerial Productions offers drone services nationwide. We are committed to delivering the best results for our clients by being attentive to their needs and adopting a detail-oriented and professional approach. Our years of expertise in the industry and the highest-grade drone equipment available means our clients receive the most professional photography and videos.

Our drone operators have expertise doing drone TOPO’s and checking crops in a wide range of industries, shooting footage for major motion pictures, completing roof inspections from a small budget to a movie budget - we always strive for perfection and can translate your idea into a gorgeous, impactful digital medium.

"Mark and his team went above and beyond capturing and delivering amazing quality videos for a master planned community. I was very impressed with the professionalism, friendliness and attention to detail that Mark demonstrated. Truly a fantastic job was done and we look forward to working with Extreme Aerial Productions again."

-Melinda Oklok, Mattamy Homes Florida

Meet the Geeks (Our Drone Pilots)

We are perfectionists, geeks who actually love the technology, RC and camera equipment that we use every day as we fly our drones. We are blessed that we have been able to turn a hobby we love into a career that allows us to have fun! (Plus we love buying gadgets. Just check out all of our Drones & Equipment.)

Haley Nashida

Creative Guru

Since earning her degrees in Photography and Film from Northern Arizona University in 2013, Haley has worked in a many different facets of the film industry.  Which even led her overseas filming for The World Wide Endangered Animals Foundation. Following her passion Haley made her way to EAP in early 2017, where she’s now a camera op. and video editor.  

Beau Horyza

Camera Man/Editor

Beau has been obsessed with cameras and has been creating since the age of six. In 2017, Beau began running his own company, Solo Visuals, mainly working with music artists. He’s directed multiple music videos accumulating hundreds of thousands of views. Beau graduated from Scottsdale School of Film + Theatre in 2018 and joined Extreme Aerial Productions later that year, bringing his talents to the next level.  

Aaron Stevens

Pilot

Aaron's time served as a Calvary Scout(19D) in the U.S. Army allowed him to have the privilege of flying a Raven; he left the Army in 2015 as a specialist(E4). This experience sparked his passion to fly drones in the civilian industry and thus began his career as a pilot here at Extreme Aerial Productions. Aaron loves the outdoors and spending time with his children, a 2 year old boy and a 9 month old girl, along with his fiance.

April Taylor

The Boss

As an art graduate and overall perfectionist April keeps us all on the straight and narrow and has become proud of what she initially thought was a childish endeavor by her husband Mark.  April’s great eye for detail comes in very handy when framing that perfect shot as the camera op when we use our Movi Controller or Mimic etc. on set. She keeps all the paperwork in check and supports bookings when the boys are out “playing” on location. We call it hard work!

Mark Taylor

Chief Geek

Mark’s passion for photography started when his first son was born 17 years ago, as his boys grew up and his and their passion for RC became more and more an obsession Mark decided to make a toy, an adolescent hobby into a serious venture - after several years of training and developing his skills Extreme Aerial Productions was born.

Kevin Ring

Camera Man/Editor

As an avid outdoorsman and double NAU graduate with degrees in cinematography and photography.  Kevin brings his passion for beautiful scenes and incredible composition alive in everything he shoots.

Angie Raceen

Creative Director

Angie got her start in the film world as a production person with a local start-up media entertainment company, shortly after earning her degree in Electronic Media & Film in 2013 from Northern Arizona University (NAU). She joined EAP in 2015, editing aerial footage into a multitude of different styles of videos based on our client's needs, always bringing together one stunning final story. Be it from the air the ground and now under the sea.

Greg Reverdiau

Instructor/UAV and Manned Aircraft Pilot

Greg is a pilot here at Extreme Aerial Productions and helps with our training programs as he is the owner and lead instructor for Pilot Institute, an online ground school that provides training for unmanned and manned pilots. With over 15 years of classroom experience in the collegiate environment, and over 5000 students taught online, Greg has been helping students from over 90 countries receive their pilot certification. 

Ethan Hedrick

Pilot

Ethan was an intern with us during the summer of 2019 while completing his degree in UAS at Embry Riddle University, Prescott. And he was our pinch hitter during the school year. We knew then there was something special about Ethan…then he proved us right by graduating at the top of his class.

Now we’re proud to have him as part of our pilot team. He is very accomplished in the field of post processing, thermal and GIS, which helps us with the 2000+ acre jobs we fly regularly these days. He is very excited to help advance our company and better serve our wonderful clients. Ethan brings our team of pilots up to 5 strong, but stay tuned; we are always on the lookout for more talent.

Bryce Parker

Pilot

Bryce Parker, a native Arizonian, Blackhawk pilot, and soldier of the year, has joined the ranks of EAP.
Want to know more about him?
Bryce Parker played soccer for Pima College, where he studied mechanical and electro-mechanical design. He joined the Army Reserves in 2014 and served with the 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion, where he worked as a Civil Affairs Specialist (38B). 

In 2015, Bryce was selected to compete for the “Soldier of the Year” competition in the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (USACAPOC). Needless to add, he took first place! A few months later he competed once again, this time against the top of the top in each command, and once again, he took first place! Later that year he represented the Army Reserve at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition. 

Bryce was accepted into flight school in 2017 and currently flies the UH-60 Blackhawk for the Arizona National Guard. He lives with his wife Sydney. They both share a love of the outdoors, and enjoy camping, hiking, going on adventures with their dog scout, and flying drones.

2019 Interns

Ethan Hedrick

Call sign “The Hoff” - 2019 Intern Embry Riddle Prescott Campus

Anthony Romero

Call sign “NightHawk” - 2019 Intern Embry Riddle Prescott Campus

Internship Program

Extreme Aerial Productions is very proud to be partnering with both Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott Campus and Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication to offer a one-of-a-kind internship program. Our interns are exposed to the cutting edge of UAS and learn real world applications of drone photography, from cinematography to aerial data collection. We are proud to make students a part of our family and have them join us on our daily missions as they learn what it takes to operate a drone services company.

Currently accepting intern applications for winter 2020. 

 

"FROM THE GROUND TO THE AIR WE CAPTURE IT ALL℠."

8924 E Pinnacle Peak Rd G5-561
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Sunday,  7AM - 7PM
WE ARE FAA APPROVED
FAA 333 Exemption #13261
FAA 107 #3907289
MPTFOM # FAA-2015-2844
Waiver over People approved
Night waiver in B,C,D,E and G statewide
All Operators are FAA registered pilots
$2m Commercial UAV Aviation Insurance
$2m Invasion of Privacy Insurance
$2m in GL and Workers Comp
OSHA 30 certified
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All operations by Extreme Aerial Productions LLC comply with all Federal and State laws including, but not limited to, Section 333 of Public Law 112-95 in reference to 49 USC 44704, 14 CFR Parts 1, 45, 47, 61, 91,NTSB Part 830, and ARS 13-1504, 1602, and 1424.And now Part 107 14 CFR Parts 21, 43, 61, 91, 101, 107, 119, 133, and 183.