PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY
Using small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS'), which are commonly referred to as a drones, Great Lakes Air Operations provides numerous aerial photography and videography services in Michigan.  Great Lakes Air Operations operates in compliance with Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) regulations.  All pilots hold an Airman Certificate with a sUAS rating from the FAA, and the company possesses the appropriate aircraft and liability insurance policies.  On August 16, 2019, Great Lakes Air Operations received a Certificate of Waiver from the FAA for 14 CFR § 107.29 - Daylight Operation.  Therefore, Great Lakes Air Operations is authorized to conduct night sUAS operations.

The aerial photography and videography services Great Lakes Air Operations offers include:
  • Construction
  • Events
    • Birthday Parties
    • Concerts
    • Festivals
    • Graduations
    • School Class Photo
    • Sports Games
    • Weddings
  • Film and Movie
  • Infrastructure
    • Energy
    • Transportation
  • Inspections
    • Gutter
    • Siding
    • Roof
  • News Coverage
  • Real Estate and Property
    • Commercial
    • Golf Course
    • Government
    • Motor Vehicle
    • Residential
    • School Campus
    • Watercraft

Great Lakes Air Operations operates four aircraft, the primary being the DJI Inspire 2.  It is equipped with the Zenmuse X5S camera.  The aircraft and camera are capable of the following:

Photos and Hollywood Grade Video

Stills
JPEG/DNG/JPEG+DNG 14fps in burst 20.8 MP
DNG 20 fps continuous burst 20.8 MP

Cinema DNG
5.2K (5280*2972, 16:9) 30fps 12bit, 4.2Gbps
4K (4096*2160, 17:9) 60fps 10 bit, 4.0Gbps

Apple ProRes
5.2K (5280*2972, 2.4:1) 30fps (422 HQ)
4K (3840*2160, 16:9) 30fps (4444 XQ, no alpha)

H.265/H.264
Built-in 3D noise reduction, 3DLUT color management technology, advanced sensor correction
H.264/AVC BP/MP/HP Level 5.1: 4K 60fps, 100Mbps
H.265 MP Level Level 5.1: 4K 30fps, 100Mbps