what we do

We are an aerial photography company that utilizes Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to get one of a kind shots. We are based out of Traverse City, Michigan and have a location in Houghton, Michigan allowing us to reach customers throughout the Midwest since our founding in August of 2015.

We offer clients an opportunity to see things from a different perspective with 4K video and high quality picture solutions to fit even your most specific needs. Applications ranging from weddings to marketing campaigns to industrial uses can be elevated to a new level with our expertise. 

who we are

Aaron Kostrzewa

Co-Founder/Pilot
 
 

Aaron is a young entrepreneur studying civil engineering at Michigan Technological University. He has extensive flight experience with drones and is able to deliver incredible media to clients. His passion for entrepreneurship stemmed from when he started his own lawn and landscaping business at the age of 15. Five years later, sold his business and now works as AirMax Aerial's CEO. In addition to his businesses, Aaron enjoys studying leadership, finances, and personal development. 

 

Our Fleet

DJI Inspire 1

The DJI Inspire 1 is one of the leading drones used by professionals. With a 1.5 mile range, 4K video recording capabilities, 12 MP stills, and 22 minutes of battery life this drone is top of the line. What's unique about the Inspire 1 platform is that it is one of the few drones on the market that allows for dual operator control. The pilot controls the movement of the aircraft while the cameraman operates a second controller that only moves the camera. Because the independence of the two critical functions can each be focused on by a different person, both operators are able to work together to capture magnificent shots. Having a second pilot also allows for an added layer of safety while flying the drone. The aircraft speaks for itself with the video it captures. It is truly an incredible piece of machinery.

The DJI Inspire 1 is one of the leading drones used by professionals. With a 1.5 mile range, 4K video recording capabilities, 12 MP stills, and 22 minutes of battery life this drone is top of the line. What's unique about the Inspire 1 platform is that it is one of the few drones on the market that allows for dual operator control. The pilot controls the movement of the aircraft while the cameraman operates a second controller that only moves the camera. Because the independence of the two critical functions can each be focused on by a different person, both operators are able to work together to capture magnificent shots. Having a second pilot also allows for an added layer of safety while flying the drone. The aircraft speaks for itself with the video it captures. It is truly an incredible piece of machinery.

DJI Phantom 3 Standard

The Phantom series by DJI is geared towards the hobbyist and the Phantom 3 Standard is a great drone for beginners. But there's a reason why DJI is the world's leader in selling drones, they make the very best. While having a more humble appearance than the Inspire, the Phantom takes excellent shots and impressive video. With 25 minutes of battery life and great maneuverability, this drone is a great addition to the AirMax Aerial fleet. 

Airmax aerial press

AirMax Aerial has been featured in various news sources. Click the images below to see AMA featured in the Daily Mining Gazette and Michigan Tech's Companies and Industry Newsletter.