Licensing and Certification:
South Plains Aerial Imaging; experience beyond required certification:
Our Co-Founder and Chief Aircraft Operator Jonathan Lindley is licensed under 14CFR Part 107 to commerically operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the United States.
First licensed under 14CFR Part 61 in 2004, Mr. Lindley has flown fixed wing aircraft for over 17 years. As a certified pilot, he has operated 16 different types of aircraft. He has traversed to both the East and West coast of the United States and has flown in the mountainous regions of both New Mexico and Colorado. He has extensive knowledge of national airspace, air navigation, aviation communications, aircraft performance and limitations, adverse weather operations, federal regulations and emergency procedures. Additionally, Mr. Lindley has worked in line operations at both private and corporate aviation fixed based operators, at two different flight academies, and has over 14 years in technical operations for a major US air carrier.
Mr. Lindley is also a Veteran of the United States Army, serving as a Combat Medic for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team-4th Infantry Division-1st Battalion-8th Mechanized Infantry Regiment.
What does this all mean for you? Low risk and low liability for you or your clients. All unmanned aircraft operations will be conducted with the utmost focus on flight safety, utilizing over 17 years of aviation experience. When you choose to contract with South Plains Aerial Imaging, you will not be simply hiring a licensed drone operator. You will be hiring an aviation professional with almost two decades of flight experience and a veteran of the United States Armed Forces.
At South Plains Aerial Imaging, we are committed to the quality of our work, service to our valued customers and the safety of our operations.