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Our Mission

To provide you with superior solutions whether it be services, piloting, consultation, training or the best drones and equipment available. We will always go the extra mile to make sure you get what you need.

Our Story

34 North Drones is a drone services company born from the merger of several extraordinary pilots, UAV developers, designers and production consultants encompassing years of practical unmanned experience and thousands of unmanned and manned flight hours. 34N also has an additional scalable workforce that allows us to add expert, experienced pilots in major utilities, inspection, LiDAR, Ag and SAR as needed for large projects or expanded operations.

What We Do

Aerial Imaging

Consulting

Commercial &
Industrial Services

Post Production

Sales & Leasing

Public Services & Emergency Response

Training

Meet the Team

Bill Hays

Chief Pilot, Commercial Instrument Pilot

Chief pilot Bill Hays is a Commercial Multi-engine, Instrument rated manned aircraft pilot, FAA Part 107 drone pilot, drone flight instructor and  drone technician. Mr. Hays has thousands of logged drone flights without incident and is a recognized expert in precision flight in extremely difficult and confined flight environments.

Mr. Hays has been a lifetime enthusiast of remote control vehicles and aircraft as well as a professional wedding and event photographer over the course of 20 years. He has extensive drone experience in construction, mapping, energy inspection, boating, scuba diving, surfing, off road motorcycling racing, closed set work, concerts, water skiing, snow skiing and participation sports.

Bill is also a member of the Blue Plasma Orb Band providing guitar and vocals.

Nathan Deschenes

Part 107 Pilot, Thermographer, Public Safety Expert

Nathan is an FAA Part 107 pilot, sUAS Level I Thermography certified, and also holds a Rotorcraft/Helicopter rating with a turbine endorsement.

He has over two decades of law enforcement experience to include being a Special Agent on the elite, U.S. Secret Service, Presidential Protective Division as well as being extensively involved in the investigation into the attacks on September 11th, 2001 as a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.  He has participated in the development and implementation of the security plan for several National Special Security Events (NSSE) to include the Salt Lake City Olympics and the visit of the Pope to the United States, among many others.

Recently, Nathan has specialized in technical operations in law enforcement to include the use of drone technology.  Nathan was an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves, Military Police Corps.  Prior to entering law enforcement, he worked in EMS and Search and Rescue. Nathan has extensive experience in teaching with instructor certification from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and is an Adjunct Professor at multiple Universities. Nathan holds a J.D. from Taft law school, a Master’s Degree in Policy Management from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York at Albany in Criminal Justice.

Cameron Rodriguez

LiDAR and Photogrammetry Specialist, Part 107 Pilot

Cameron has amassed several thousand hours of commercial sUAS hours in LiDAR and photogrammetry since 2008 serving major market segments in utilities, solar plants, transmission and distribution lines, agriculture, construction, surveying and mapping.

His operational expertise encompasses all major LiDAR products from Riegl, Velodyne and Quanergy as well as advanced IMU technologies including laser, fiber optic and MEMS instrumentation.  Cameron is well versed in all post processing methodology to provide completed deliverable data results.