A Community In Action

The Society of Aerial Cinematography (SOAC) is a community of Production, Post Production, Aviation and Radio Control professionals serving the Entertainment Industry and those interested in the professional use of multi rotors in production.


The SOAC is an excellent opportunity to network with others in the industry.
We have a solid foundation of supporters typically not accessible outside of the set of a major motion picture production.
Sharing experiences with each other, and learning from one another are just some of the benefits of networking with others in our small but focused community.


Members of the SOAC are highly talented and respected individuals in the Aviation, Entertainment and Radio Control Industries.
Many are private and commercial pilots, as well as flight instructors.
We are also honored to have support from many of the industries most popular vendors, and manufacturers of cameras, drones, and accessories.
Joining the SOAC gives you access to other members, and their plethora of expertise and experience.


The current state of regulations can really be confusing; it doesn’t have to be.
We have ties with a network of lawyers well versed in aviation that can help you in plain English.
If you’re looking to file for your 333 exemption, the SOAC can help.
We can put you in touch with the right people who can support you through the process.

Latest News & Reviews

Garmin Introduces VIRB 360 Camera

Garmin introduces VIRB 360 Camera

Garmin unveiled a new compact, rugged and fully spherical 360-degree camera today.  The VIRB 360 is waterproof  and can capture video in resolutions up to 5.7K, at 30 fps.  It's not specifically a drone related camera, but read on if you're a fan of or considering 360 video acquisition to…

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NZ CAA Opens The Sky To Drone Innovation

NZ CAA Opens the Sky to Drone Innovation

New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has permitted a new restricted airspace to trial drones flying beyond line of sight, approving an  874 square kilometre test range in Northland’s Hokianga region. Following the establishment of a new regulatory framework enabling unmanned air vehicles to be operated remotely, the test range,…

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Drew Roberts – President, Wild Rabbit Aerial Productions

"Finally a community comprised of professionals. The SOAC has been there for my crew and for myself time and time again."

Drew Roberts
Amy Kawadler – Canon USA Inc.

"One of the most professional and well rounded communities on this subject. We always look forward to hearing what comes next from this group."

Amy Kawadler
Steven Poster – President, ICG Local 600

"This community is an important, quite possibly an essential element of this technology moving into our sets as a safe and artistic tool."

Steven Poster

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