Who is Talon Six?
Talon Six Aerial, LLC is a small, family run business that was created out of a passion for photography, small unmanned aircraft (or drones), and how the data both tools collect has revolutionized the way we look at the world. Whether it be to help businesses work smarter, capture inspiring photos, monitor construction progress, or create stunning videos, Talon Six Aerial stands by to help you. We serve southeastern Wyoming and northern Colorado.
Talon Six Aerial was founded by me, Matt Pignataro. In addition to being an avid photographer and longtime video editor, I’m a 23-year Air Force veteran who spent the latter half of my career working with unmanned aerial systems (UAS). My first experience with UAS was directing ScanEagle operations in Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010. Over the next few years my drone involvement at both the tactical and operational levels continued to deepen. I am asked several times a week for subject matter expertise on a variety of topics relating to drone photography and possible applications. In early 2018 I was fortunate to be part of a small group charged with rewriting Air Force policy on drones and have been credited with creating the Air Force’s “model” commercial off the shelf small UAS program at the unit level. Ironically, all this work with drones has simply been to get cameras into different or difficult to reach places for unique photographic perspectives. Creating this company is a natural extension of everything I’m passionate about.
I love drones so much that I went out and got a Master of Science in Unmanned Systems with an emphasis in UAS applications from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I hold an FAA Remote Pilot certificate and have more than 300 flight hours in a variety of unmanned aircraft. I come fully equipped with a moderate OCD streak, a good sense of humor, and I make a pretty mean thin crust pizza.
Why Talon Six? That was my callsign for one of the best jobs I had in the Air Force. Plus it sounds cool.
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