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About Above Madison

Meet your flight crew.

Say hello to our team and top-of-the-line equipment ready to help take your project to new heights.

Our Team

Licensed, creative, professional:
All systems go for launch.

Caleb Jahr

"Through the years, as drones have changed, one thing has remained... I still love to fly in Madison. The beautiful lakes, architecture, and landscapes make it easy to capture great shots. There's no bad spots in Madison!"

Caleb is the co-owner of Above Madison and oversees all of our our flight operations. Caleb is part 107 certified.
Dark headshot of Caleb Jahr, co-founder of Above Madison.

Kyler Nixon

"It might sound a little cheesy, but I love creating processes that create a smooth experience for our crew and our clients. Helping capture the perfect shot is a blast."

Kyler is the co-owner of Above Madison and oversees all of our our ground operations. Kyler is part 107 certified.
Dark headshot of Kyler Nixon, co-founder of Above Madison.
"The drone video was stunning, which showcased the property and its location close to downtown Madison and Lake Mendota."
Victoria Murray, Realtor
"[Above Madison]'s video work is the best you'll find in Madison and Southern Wisconsin."
Nicholas Myers, American Marketing Association - Madison Chapter
"[They] created an outstanding drone video for one of my listings. The client LOVED it! [They] did a really great job and completed it in a timely fashion."
Seth Peterson, Realtor
"We received exactly what we asked for and these quality photos will be used in our marketing brochures for years to come."
John McCook, Crescent Electric Supply
Our Equipment

The right tools for every job.

We've designed our fleet and supplementary equipment to be ready to handle whatever Madison throws our way. After all, you can't afford downtime when it comes to that perfect shot or video. Our top-of the line equipment can handle it all.
DJI Avata hovering in the sky.DJI Mavic 3 Cine hovering in the sky.

Our equipment includes...

Primary Drone: DJI Mavic Pro 3 Cine
Secondary Drone: DJI Mavic Pro 2
Action Drone: DJI Avata

Primary Controller: DJI RC Pro
FPV Controller: DJI Digital FPV System


No, you can't fly it–and other great questions you might be asking.

Still have questions?
Email our team at hello@abovemadison.com

Who owns the final photos?

You do. Full stop.

You've paid us for photos (or videos) and it's only right for you to own those photos.

What areas do you service?

We'll shoot anything in Dane County. Including drone photography and videography in Madison, Sun Prairie, Cottage Grove, Verona, Fitchburg, Middleton, Waunakee, Mt Horeb, Deforest... you get the idea.

What format will you deliver files in?

You'll get a custom link to your own gallery. Inside of that gallery, you can download photos in a high-quality JPG and videos in a high-quality MP4.

Do you shoot in 4K?

We totally can! We primarily shoot in 1080p, but we can shoot in 4K upon request.

Can I attend the shoot (... and maybe fly the drone)?

We'd love to have you on site, but it's not required. Check out our safety standards first.

Unfortunately, you can't fly the drone :)

Why do you need to be licensed?

Anyone can fly drones. Seriously. You can buy the same drones we use and fly them by yourself.

However, only licensed drone pilots with their part 107 certification from the FAA can:
- Request airspace clearance from the FAA (ie, downtown Madison is in restricted airspace).
- Provide commercial (paid) services.

Our team has spent hours studying regulations and safety standards and have the ability to safely execute flight missions.

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