Aerial photography utilizing fixed wing and drone aircraft
Sep 03, 2019
Gus Calderon and Richard McCreight
Aerial photography utilizing fixed wing and drone aircraft

Airspace Consulting provides services for companies integrating drone technology. Airspace Consulting also provides aerial imaging services with conventional aircraft and drones for the public and private sector.

Gus Calderon, Founder, AirSpace Consulting

Gus is a Commercial Pilot with 23 years of aviation experience. Gus developed and operated an FAA certified air charter company based in Carlsbad, CA. In 2006 he began installing autopilots and cameras in remote control aircraft. In 2010 he started custom building multi-rotor UAS for aerial photography and scientific applications. As an early-adopter of civilian UAS, he has conducted thousands of flight operations and has over a decade field experience. 

In 2013, Gus was selected as a member of Lady Gaga’s design and development team for her “Flying Dress” which was named the Volantis. On November 10, 2013, Gus successfully flew Lady Gaga on the Volantis at the ArtPop album release concert in Brooklyn, NY. 

Using his experience as an air charter operator and technical writer, Gus has developed operating manuals for small UAS that set the standard in several industries. Gus brings his experience with the FAA’s requirements for maintenance, inspection, and recordkeeping on commercial aircraft to small UAS operations. His experience working with the FAA translates to higher standards of safety while conducting UAS operations.

Richard McCreight, Mission Specialist - NEOS, Ltd.

Richard McCreight is a commercial pilot with over 8000 flight hours supporting NASA, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Justice, Forest Service and National Science Foundation projects. Richard is also recognized scientist with over 18 scientific and technical publications.

Richard McCreight founded NEOS, Ltd. in 1995 after pioneering the development of four Near-Earth Observation System (NEOS) light aircraft for several NASA research projects. While still meeting NASA’s exacting scientific requirements, NEOS evolved into an integrated approach to environmental measurement and monitoring using the latest remote sensing technology to meet mission objectives.

NEOS, Ltd. has documented countless national disasters including wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes and flooding. In 2010, NEOS was used to remotely sense the Deep Water Horizon Gulf oil disaster for the National Science Foundation and the White House. NEOS, Ltd. has been contracted by governments worldwide for projects such as the flooding of the canals in Venice, Italy, and cyclone damage on the island nation of Vanuatu.