Specialized Aviation offers you the best helicopter aerial photo and video production...

Photo | Video Services Include:

  • Real Estate and property pictures and video

  • Aerial Camera Platform

  • Location Scouting

  • Still Photography

  • Full feature aerial work

  • FAA Approved Movie Manual

  • Special Effects (Aerial Smoke, fog generation)

  • Aerial UAS and Drone services


Unmanned Aerial Systems also know as a "drone" allow us to capture images in areas that our helicopters can not go. We typically use the helicopter for the higher perspective and then follow up with a drone for the additional photography and video work required to achieve the goal of the client.

Let our our extensive experience with movie production and aerial photography go to work on your next project, big or small. Weather you need us for a small property that requires aerial, drone, stills and inside 360 degree shots or a larger property with hundreds of acres, we have you covered.

Our prices are extremely competitive-


Aerial Photography

Choose your own photographer or use ours- The choice is yours!

Our In-House "camera guy" is world class photographer Neil Simmons. He specializes in Aerial Photography and offers our clients a unique picture perspective that can be delivered via any number of ways directly to you or your clients.

If you don't have to time fly along and need a shot from above, we can deliver your content digitally, CD or even text you a message with an image to your smart phone! It's up to you and available today.
Neil Simmons | Neil Simmons Photography Inc.
Phone: 831.429.5512 |

Still/Video photo Prices:

R22 Helicopter - $360 per hour
R44 Helicopter-$700 per hour
Bell 407 - $2200 per hour (3 hour Minimum)
Aerial Photographer (Neil Simmons) - $250 (Prices includes 1 hour of shooting , editing, transfer to media or web and all rights to the images.)

Aerial Movie Production

Our Staff has decades of movie production experience and has worked extensively in the Monterey Bay Area.

Some of our Movie production clients include:

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey
Carmel-by-the-sea - movie
Solar Impulse
Golf additions - Joann Dost
Breitling Jet Team
Discovery channel "Rise of the jelly fish"
Chasing Mavericks - movie

AERIAL DP - Tom Miller, Blue Sky Aerials, LLC
Tom is a world class aerial cinematographer with decades of experience working with helicopters around the planet. He has the added benefit of owning the equipment we use on our helicopters to get the perfect shotand we highly recommend him for use on any project that requires the best.

Movie Prices:

  • R44 - $700 per hour

  • Bell 407 - $2200 per hour (3 hour Minimum)

  • Aerial UAS drone - Call for quote, based on equipment

  • Administration time - $70 per hour (Each project has specific administration tasks that might be required)

  • Certificates of Insurance - $100 ea.

  • Camera Rig Installation - $250

  • Ceniflex, Spacecam, Gyro Stabilized Equipment is at additional costs, call for a quote.