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Meet the Geeks

We Tell Stories with Drones

Extreme Aerial Productions is run by a 7-person team. Each of us share a passionate for capturing the perfect shot. Whether we're taking drone footage for a real estate shoot, photographing a simple building survey or creating an aerial video that captures an epic action shot for TV or film, our focus is always 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. 

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At Extreme Aerial, 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 top-of-the-line, advanced drone equipment means our clients always receive the most professional data, delivered in the form of high quality drone photography and videography.

Our drone operators have expertise doing drone TOPO’s, checking crops and collecting aerial data in a wide range of industries. We complete complex roof inspections and are now using drone technology to create engineering-grade design from LiDAR collection and photogrammetry, managed by our in-house geospatial team.

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.)

Mark Taylor, Owner, Extreme Aerial Productions
Beau Horyza

Beau Horyza

Creative Director

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.  

MONICA NOBU Client Experience Manager and Drone Pilot

Monica Nobu

Client Experience Manager and Pilot

Monica is the glue that keep us ticking like a swiss watch - talking of the swiss she is really the swiss army knife of the company able to check in with clients, handles calls, create invoices, follow up, set schedules and routes for the guys. And is the queen of sending out cool swag from us. 

Dr. Apostol Panayotov PhD. Geomatrics and drone pilot

Dr. Apostol Panayotov     

PhD. Geomatics and Pilot

With more than 25 years of international experience as a Geospatial consultant. Advised a multitude of organizations such as Anadarko, Hess, HAAG, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, CEMEX, Denver International Airport (DEN), Chingis Han International Airport, MonMap, and others. Supervised and managed multiple geodetic, GIS, HDS, UAV, and surveying projects around the world.

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Tyler Ligon

Geospatial and Photogrammetric Scientist and Pilot

With a Master's degree in Geomatics Engineering and GIS, and experience as a CAD tech for several Civil Engineering and Survey firms. I continue to develop my skills as a Geomatics and GIS Specialist. My passion is the collection and analysis of 3D geospatial data. Utilizing the most current tech such as TLS, Photogrammetric and LiDAR-based UAS, and Advanced GIS server and database development.

Mark Taylor

Chief Geek

Mark’s passion for photography started when his first son was born. As his boys grew up, and their passion for RC became a growing obsession, Mark decided to turn an adolescent hobby into a serious venture. After several years of training and developing his skills, Extreme Aerial Productions was born.

DON HEON  Pilot and FPV Master

Don Heon

Pilot and FPV Master

Don is from Sacramento, California. He's spent 8 years in the US military until 2012, doing two deployments on Navy ships where he handled maintenance on SH-60B helicopters. After that, he pursued a bachelor's degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He ran the university's UAS lab, maintaining drones and helping students. Outside of school, He's been building and flying FPV drones for 12 years. Catch him in the sky, exploring with his FPV headset whenever he's not working.

Christopher Alexander

Christopher Alexander

Chief Pilot

Chris is a graduate of ASU with a degree in Unmanned Aerial Systems and a father of 2.  He was brought up as a child of the military and has that sense of honor and pride in all that he does.  He is always smiling and loves it when clients stop him on the jiobsite to ask what he is doing. Chris has been flying drones daily for the last 3 years.

Greg Reverdiau

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. 

April Taylor

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!

A Day in the Life of a Drone Pilot

We're often asked what we do all day as drone pilots. Here's an inside look!

Internship Program

Extreme Aerial Productions is very proud 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 the summer!

Day in the Life
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