20+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE OPERATING UNMANNED AIRCRAFT
5+ YEARS OF PRIVATE AVIATION EXPERIENCE
Transport Canada Authorized
Operations Manager/Ground Supervisor
Alex has over 200 hours operating Cessna aircraft, while holding a private pilot license and night rating, an Industry Canada restricted radio operator certificate and a Transport Canada medical certificate – making the operations of UAV Ontario, in partnership with Eye in the Sky Photography, a perfect fit.
Alex studied Multimedia Design and Production at Humber College (graduated with Honours in 2000) as well as Systems Analysis, Design and Programming at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology at York University. In addition he has completed several other technical professional development courses, including Microsoft Commerce and SQL Server training.
Alex has a wealth of experience consulting on a variety of web based marketing, e-learning, web content management, e-commerce and multimedia solutions for several Fortune 500 companies including Imperial Oil, CIBC, Aeroplan, TELUS, GSK, Chrysler, Ford and many more.
He also pursues his digital media company, DS Digital Media, where his client portfolio continues to grow and benefit from aerial video and photography. As more HD video production opportunities arise he has partnered with Herman to effectively support them. In addition to the $1MM liability on the UAV itself, DS Digital Media holds $2MM commercial liability insurance and $1MM cyber liability insurance.
Herman Koeslag of Eye In The Sky Photography grew up as a resident of Barrie, Ontario with a love for aviation, model aviation, skiing and photography. Herman is a model aviation pioneer, having custom built and flown countless models, including most recently a model beaver on floats. Some of his early aerial photography included a 35mm camera mounted to an R/C helicopter. He was one of the founding members of the Huronia Radio Control Club in the mid 1970’s and you could catch him tinkering with his latest and greatest camera equipment! Herman sold his first aerial photograph to a farmer in 1981 in Drayton, Ontario as a sales representative for a major aerial photography company in Southern Ontario. His strong foundation and knowledge base in aerial photography was due to his well rounded experience with the company providing a variety of photographic products for local farmers to CEO’s of commercial enterprises.
For 10 years he acquired a knack for the tricks of the trade, including camera technology and aviation techniques. Herman continues to perfect his photography in all aspects and you can expect the best when choosing UAV Ontario for your project.