Area 51 Drones aka JDK Designs, Inc.

Las Vegas, Nevada


About Us

CAN'T MAKE IT TO VEGAS? Send me your "shot list" for INSPIRE 3 RTK. Jim Kegley Area51Drones announces FAA Authorized sUAS flights day or night, anytime and approved over the busiest parts of the Las Vegas Strip §107.39. See Jim's MULTI-AXES CAMERA MOVES as a Solo Operator. He is an FAA Licensed Expert Drone Pilot. He specializes in Drone operations and moving a Camera in the air. This is Jim's niche on the Las Vegas Strip.

We are the BEST last minute drone operations company on the Las Vegas Strip. LAST minute, not a problem. We have the right FAA Waivers!

Drone work featured on Netflix "Don't f**k With Cats", Aerial Cinematographer on CNN Films "The Lost Sons" and current MSG Sphere Project Drone Operator.

Jim is a Landscape Photographer too and has the best medium format photography equipment (digital back) for Non-Aerial Photography. His work (more than 50 million images sold) has been purchased for use in homes and businesses worldwide. 702-845-3291

Jim's Skills Include:.

Jim has the ability as a Solo Drone Operator to fly the camera using dolly forward / reverse / left / right, booming (Ped) up / down, tilting camera up / down and pan left / right movements. This gets the cinematic shots for you while he manages excellent situational awareness. It is rare to find these skills in most Solo Operators because of the ongoing weekly rehearsals required to develop and maintain hand / finger muscle memory.
Over 1000 hours logged specializing in Drone Aerial Video Photography
15 Years as Helicopter Aerial Photographer
Video Editing
Video Producer
Photoshop Artist
Marketing Director
Director of Photography
Adobe Creative Cloud Applications Artist
Davinci Resolve Colorist
Camera Car Operator
Certified ASA Sailboat Captain up to 50 foot Sailboat
Certified Scuba Diver, underwater camera operator

We have been in the industry since 1999.


Drone Pilot in Command – Netflix Documentary
September, 2018 — October, 2018
Television – RAW London
Drone Pilot in Command – Red Rock Canyon
August, 2017 — September, 2017
Short Film – Bureau of Land Management
Executive Producer – Nowhere But Las Vegas Travel Destination Video
October, 2012 — March, 2013
Other – JDK Designs, Inc.

Work with Area 51 Drones aka JDK Designs, Inc.

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