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Aerial & Ground Photography/ Videography of WNC

Aerial Photography by A Shot Above of WNC

The answer is YES!

Yes - We do have our FAA Part 107 RPIC
Yes - I am an FAA licensed pilot (and current in all ratings)
Yes - Our aircraft is FAA registered (commercially not as a hobbyist)
Yes - We carry an aviation insurance policy to cover all business flights
Yes - I have passed the NC DOT Aviation Division Knowledge Test
Yes - I have the UAS Commercial Operator Permit from NC DOT Aviation Division
We don't play around at A Shot Above. We are professional and up to date with all Federal and NC regulations.

What we do

Aerial Photography by A Shot Above of WNC
We offer low altitude (0’ – 400’ above ground level) aerial photography using a high quality digital camera that is mounted on either a multi-rotor or a fixed wing radio controlled aircraft. We shoot still images and video simultaneously when needed. You are granted full use of the photos as long as our company is credited.
We also offer Hands-On UAS training. We do One-on-One hobby/recreational training and we do Law Enforcement/EMS/FD training. Real world Search & Rescue training scenarios in addition to standard flight training.

What we do NOT do

Aerial Photography by A Shot Above of WNC
  • Spy on people
  • Fly in close proximity to airports (min 5 mile from any airport unless authorized via ATC)
  • Fly directly overhead of large crowds
  • Fly in unsuitable conditions
  • Fly above 400ft AGL
  • Fly out of line of sight of the Pilot In Command (PIC)
  • Fly for any reason that isn’t as safe and as responsible as is possible'
  • Fly in restricted areas such as TFRs/FRZs (Temporary Flight Restrictions/Flight Restricted Zones)

Free services

Aerial Photography by A Shot Above of WNC

At A Shot Above we often times offer our aerial photography services FREE to local non-profits and local Emergency/Law Enforcement services. If you’d like your non-profit or Emergency/LE Group to be considered* please contact us to schedule an appointment. We are also working with local EMS to be able to provide some degree of “support” for Search & Rescue (SAR) operations.

*Each request is evaluated on a case by case basis. Free service is not guaranteed.


New Technology

At A Shot Above we are commited to using the latest and most advanced equipment available. This is a very new and rapidly changing technology and our goal is to move forward and grow at the same pace as much as is possible. As new technology is released we hope to be able to expand our service offerings as well. If you have an idea for something you'd like to see "from above" please feel free to contact us and if we can do it safely we will make it happen.

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"The wise professional will operate drones using the most conservative interpretation of the regulations so as to avoid liability for personal or property damage."


Mike Tully

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