PhotoFlight Aerial Media is a drone and media company providing Professional Drone Photography and Drone Video services in NY, NYC, CT, MA, NJ and nationwide.

Flying Boat Film - Drone Photography and video by Photoflight Aerial Media-CT, NY, MA, NJ, drone operator
Flying Boat Film – Drone Photography and video by Photoflight Aerial Media-CT, NY, MA, NJ, drone operator

Project: Flying Boat Film

Deliverables: Aerial Drone Video footage and Photographs of the Flying Boat – Grumman Albatross in flight, and on water.

Crew/Equipment: Two operator (pilot and camera operator) team with SLR equipped DJI Inspire Pro drone.

Flying Boat Film, Colorado – based production company, has chosen PhotoFlight Aerial Media as their drone service provider/operator for documentary film  about Flying Boats – airplanes from a long gone era and the passionate people bringing these amazing machines back to life. Since close proximity tracking of fast moving airplane was required, a two operator team was necessary to deliver impressive footage safely – in two operator setup, a skilled pilot operates the drone, while the camera operator focuses on camera- exposure, focus, framing, and camera movement. Communication, coordination, and cooperation between the drone pilot and camera operator are very important, and our team’s ability to execute two operator shots is what sets us apart from our competitors. We chose DJI Inspire Pro drone platform for its speed and a great 4/3 SLR camera.

Flying Boat Film Teaser

Airplane Surfing


The filming took place at the Candlewood Lake in Connecticut and Block Island, RI, and the settings, weather, and light could not have been better. PhotoFlight’s two operator drone team was more then up to the task, delivering dramatic dynamic tracking shots impossible or prohibitively expensive to get using any other tool or camera technique. The access and perspective offered by drone technology, combined with our skilled professional drone pilot & camera operator team has added high production value to this well produced video, leaving the clients satisfied with the results.
Our Production clients enjoy many advantages of hiring professional drone operators: legal compliance, operational safety, equipment redundancy and expertise, skilled pilots and camera operators who fly drones often and in many different settings and conditions, understand production workflow and roles, and are capable of delivering high production value dynamic tracking shots.

Grumman Albatross Flying Boat Film - Drone Photography and video by Photoflight Aerial Media-CT, NY, MA, NJ, drone operator
Grumman Albatross Flying Boat Film – Drone Photography and video by Photoflight Aerial Media-CT, NY, MA, NJ, drone operator

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