Next Generation Aviation Services brings limitless aerial photography and video production solutions to New Jersey and surrounding areas.
Amazing aerial Cinematography and beyond. Capturing video and still photography on a dimension that surpasses the imagination of even the most accomplished professional photographer.
Over the last several years the imagination of a few forward thinking and creative individuals have come together to offer professional aerial photography in 3 dimensional splendor, captivating the beauty and true concept of imaging from above with limitless boundaries. Frank Galella and Marc Mendoza are two of those individuals, bringing real world cinematography and still photo excellence to the New Jersey and NY Metro area.
Aerial imaging from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV’s) or otherwise commonly known as “drones” has been a topic of unscrupulous debate both in media and print. As with any new enterprise and evolving technology there is speculation and criticism that revolves around and even skews the true magic that aerial photography from UAV’s can capture. There is always the right way and wrong way to do things, and UAV operation is certainly no exception.
Next Generation Aviation Services led by its president, Frank Galella, brings a unique 30 year aviation background to use in the emerging market of UAV operation and support. Complementing our unparalleled aerial skills and professionalism also comes our film and editing capabilities led by Marc Mendoza, Next Gen’s Production manager, a 25 year veteran in the I.T. film and video business. All of our aerial work is edited, stitched and choreographed in house which enables us to provide a high level of services and reasonable rates. All of our final productions are customized to meet our client’s needs.
Our list of services is endless and our focus is on custom solutions based on the task at hand. Real-estate, construction and demolition, news reporting (with live HD feed), special events, first responder, aerial surveillance, search and rescue, resort promotion, civil and government mapping are just a few of the areas we specialize in. Samples of our work and a list of our services can be found at . In addition to our multiple capabilities under our FAA exemption, we also take it seriously to educate the general public and civil organizations in the safe and effective use of UAV’s. We are available to do seminars, demonstrations and training to fire and rescue, police and first responders, search and rescue operations, nonprofits such as Boy Scouts, Historic organizations, and a variety of other applications. We feel very strongly that education is our best advocate with respect to safe and successful integration of UAV into the National Airspace System (NAS) .
Next Generation Aviation Services is one of the first US privately held companies to be awarded an FAA 333 exemption and Certificate of Authorization (COA) to operate UAV’s commercially. UAV operation and our aerial work is a serious business, we view safety as our number one priority. Our aerial platforms are operated by licensed pilots with decades of experience with manned aircraft and thousands of hours piloting UAV’s. Our aircraft are far from what you see in the news almost daily, inexperienced “operators” with toy-like “drones” creating dangerous and hazardous situations are how the general public has come to understand the coming of age in this new technology, and nothing could be further from the truth. Our platforms are professionally built by our FAA licensed Airframe and Powerplant technicians, flown by FAA pilots and Insured by professional aviation insurance underwriters that are intimate with commercial grade UAV operations.
All of our aircraft are capable of fully autonomous flight, with redundant failsafe systems and carry photography equipment capable of delivering ultra 4K video suitable for any major film production .
From more information and to discuss your aerial solution needs, please call Frank Galella 973-714-8364 email [email protected] or Marc Mendoza 973-229-7615 [email protected] and of course you can visit our website for in-depth detail of our service

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