The FlyNYON photo experience

Professional aerial photography services accessible to everyone.

FlyNYON was founded by aviation experts with a combined 101 years of flight experience in the helicopter industry.

We make professional aerial photography services accessible to everyone by providing a crowdsourced aerial experience. Whether you want to snap Instagram photos on your iPhone, or you want to capture incredible aerial content for your portfolio: we've got a variety of options for you.

Top Four Reasons Contributing to FlyNYON's Success As An Industry Leader

Since inception in 2012, FlyNYON has flown over 250,000 passengers. FlyNYON’s CEO & Founder Patrick K. Day, a third generation military veteran and aviator, has combined his industry expertise with an innovative way of thinking. By embracing the power of social media, technology, customer care, and direct-to-consumer marketing, FlyNYON has helped expand aerial experiences to an entirely new audience... read more

No two flights are the same.

Variables in time of day, seasons, weather, and a custom flight plan have photographers flying with us time and time again. Each photo flight is tailored to what you would like to see. Want to go high or low? Want to focus on a specific building or landmark? Take your photography to new heights with FlyNYON.

Your only worry should be what shot to capture next.

We take the thrill of shooting images from an open door helicopter, and makes it accessible by offering crowdsourced seats, without compromising on safety. Our New York City flights are conducted in rigorously maintained jet-engine helicopters featuring redundancies in seat belts, floatation devices, and/or dual engines. All flights are piloted by experienced crew with thousands of hours logged. We combined this knowledge of aviation with our passion for photography.

Sky’s not the limit; it’s our office.

We’ve flown over 250,000 passengers since we opened our doors in 2012, and now offer photo flights in NYC, Miami, Los Angeles & San Francisco.

Our Team

  • Ben Boutte

    Director of Maintenance

  • Mahendra Mandilla

    Lead Pilot

  • Jeremy Conley

    Check Airman

  • Jared Pearlman

    Social Media Manager

  • Tyler Fitzsimmons

    VP Aviation

  • Tyler Wood

    General Manager

  • Jenna Myer

    Senior Executive Administrator

  • Filipe Monteiro

    Chief Administrative Officer

  • Jillian O'Brien

    Jillian O'Brien

    Chief of Staff

  • Carlton Bledsoe

    Director of Operations

  • Patrick Day

    Founder and CEO

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