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Uplift Aerials

Elevating aerial imaging


Whatever your aerial imaging needs are, we can help.



Need some beautiful drone footage for your business, commercial, or film? If what you're looking for is traditional aerial imaging, we have you covered with the latest and greatest equipment, from the Mavic 3 Pro to the Inspire 3 professional cinema system.

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Heavy Lift

If you're looking for a more specialized system to fly your cinema camera, we can help. With our ultra heavy lift platform, we can fly any camera system from Alexa 35, Mini LF, Venice, Arri 235 35mm film camera, and many more.



If you're looking to spice up your images with more dynamic moves, the high speed and ultra versatile FPV drones are the way to go. Whether it's a GoPro on a smaller caged drone to a large scale cinema system, we have the equipment to bring your shot to life.

No job too big or small.

Our commitment.

Uplift Aerials has been serving the greater New Orleans and Gulf Coast region for nearly 10 years. From small corporate events to $150  million+ feature films, we've done it all. Every job is viewed equally and with the same commitment - to provide excellent aerial images for every client, every time.

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One less thing to worry about

At Uplift, we value safety above all. We understand that any drone flight comes with an inherent risk, and we take every possible precaution to mitigate any further issues. When you hire Uplift, you can rest assured you're not hiring someone that is inexperienced and will jeopardize the safety of a mission for a shot. You're getting an industry professional that will ensure all safety precautions possible have been taken. Every aircraft in our fleet comes standard with a $10,000,000 insurance policy, so in the event of an unexpected issue you're guaranteed to be covered.

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Working together

We understand that not all shoots are created equal. Sometimes the best aerials for your project are simple. Other times, your project may need a more personalized touch, and that's where we can lend a hand. At Uplift, we love talking about creative possibilities and how to bring your project to life in a way that is unique to your needs. 


Fruitful Collaboration

About the Pilot

Daniel Waghorne is the owner and head pilot of Uplift Aerials. Since his partnership with Kennedy Remotes in 2016, Daniel has become the most active drone pilot in the USA for both cinema and television, flying on over 120 feature films and television series. 


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New Orleans, LA


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