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Skypod Images has performed two landmark firsts with the U of A. 

1st - We were approved by the FAA to fly our drones inside a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) during a NCAA football game.

2nd - We flew inside the Arizona Stadium during the 2022 graduation using an FAA-approved Category 1 drone which allowed us ttemporalry fly over people.

Pilots fly with FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification Licenses.  All drones are registered by the FAA.  Though FAA does not require it, we maintain a one-million-dollar injury and property liability insurance policy specifically tailored for commercial UAV operations.

While we specialized in flying for the University of Arizona, we have also completed over 400 jobs throughout the Southwest. 

Some of our clients include: 

  • U of A Athletics

  • ESPN

  • Barstool Sports

  • The Disney Channel

  • Antique Roadshow

  • PBS News

  • Department of Justice

  • U of A's Tech Park

  • Stone Canyon

  • Lloyd's Construction

  • Main Gate Square

  • Inside Tucson Business magazine


  • CBRE

  • Rio Nuevo

  • Larson Baker

  • Tucson Association of Realtors

  • Venture West

  • Wheat Design Group

  • The Planning Center

  • Coldwell Banker

  • PSOMAS Engineering

  • Metropolitan Pima Alliance

  • BBB of Southern Arizona

  • La Encantada

  • Chris Mooney Photography

  • Berwick Insurance

  • SOLON Corp

  • Hilton & Myers

  • Marriot Hotel

  • And many, many more...

About Dean

Dean has been married to his wife, Anissa for 19 years and has an adult step-son whom he's had the pleasure of teaching aerial photography and video editing.

He has lived in Tucson for over 40 years working mostly as a Bank Executive and also attended the University of Arizona!

As veteran owned, he served nine years in the USAF with one tour in Desert Storm.

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Dean's community involvement includes board positions with:

  • Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona

  • Imago Dei Middle School

  • American Red Cross

  • DM 50

  • Boys and Girls Club of Tucson

He has grown fond of our beautiful city and the everlasting Wildcat Spirit! He is very proud and excited to showcase never before seen pictures from amazing vantage points for all fans.

Skypod Images is registered by the FAA and carries UAV Liability Insurance.

Skypod Images is a Veteran & locally owned small business in Tucson, AZ.

Licensed vendor for the University of Arizona.

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