333 Exemption Holder
Founded in 2012 by CEO Mike Rivard; RadFlight has the honor of being one of the pioneer Commercial Drone companies in America. Our experience and knowledge have made RadFlight one of the most respected and sought after Commercial Drone companies in California.
As a leader in the drone industry, RadFlight was granted an FAA 333 Exemption to fly drones commercially in compliance of the FAA. There are only a handful of companies nationally that have been granted these exemptions.
RadFlight... Your Experts for:
UAS/Drone FCC Regulations
Flight Training; including Equipment Knowledge, Operation and Safety
Mission Specific Equipment assesment and recommendations
On Site Drone Services
Insurance Needs and Options
Chief Pilot & Instructor
Russell is one of those rare creatures who is creative yet logical. He earned his BA in Motion Picture Production from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. He further developed his production skills while working in Hollywood and eventually went on to become Art Director at Symantec Corporation (Norton Security products); one of the largest software companies in the world. Russell left Symantec to start his own company, Eye Of Mine Action Cameras which was one of the first GoPro dealers.
CEO and Founder
32 years of professional directing and photography and still looking for new experiences and creative pursuits. Loving life and capturing it ALL!
Tim has been flying cameras remotely controlled since 1982 and has been flying multirotor drones with cameras for the last 5 years. Tim's credentials include work on the American Pickers, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, and The Hunger Games.
In addition Tim is also a certified fixed wing and helicopter pilot.
Mike Rivard is a pioneer and leader in the newest segment of the aviation industry: drones or small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs/sUAS). He is CEO of RadFlight, Inc., a company he founded in 2012 that offers consulting and training for commercial and personal drone applications. RadFlight’s diverse clients include: Cineflix Productions (American Pickers), Honda, General Motors (Opel cars), Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Algalita Marine Research, Clear Channel Broadcasting to name a few.
Rivard is also the president and organizer of the 1,700+ member Los Angeles / Orange County Drone User Group, an organization for amateur and professional drone users that promotes the responsible use of flying robots for community service, artistic, entrepreneurial and recreational purposes; it is part of the Drone User Group Network, an international association of more than 20,000 members affiliated with community organizations that support the use of civilian drone technology for the benefit of humanity.