Top Echelon Aerial Services, LLC was founded in 2019 by our Chief UAV Pilot, Jonathan A. Stelly.
Jonathan was born and raised in Louisiana, and has always had a passion for aviation. He began flight training at 15 years old and earned his private pilot’s license shortly after his 16th birthday. Shortly after highschool, with aspirations of one day becoming a commercial airline pilot, he enrolled at Louisiana Tech University majoring in Professional Aviation & Aviation Management. Unfortunately he was not able to finish his degree and moved back home to pursue other interests. Jonathan later majored in Architecture at University of Louisiana, where he developed his artistic skills and learned photography & videography. In 2008, Jonathan began a career in the Private Investigation industry. This industry offered him a way to further develop and practice his videography skills. By 2011, Jonathan had the experience and connections to opened his own PI agency, Top Echelon Investigation, LLC. Serving legal professionals and insurance companies, has become a well known investigator among the Gulf States.
After more than a decade of serving in the P.I. industry, Jonathan has decided to return to his passion of aviation and photography. After receiving his FAA Part 107 UAV license FAA in January 2019, Jonathan opened Top Echelon Aerial Services, LLC, offering drone services across Louisiana.
Jonathan Stelly oversees the daily operations for our company, managing sales, client relations and scheduling. With knowledge of photogrammetry, photo & video post-processing he personally oversees the quality control inspections on all projects.
Please take a moment to look at our services page to see how Top Echelon Aerial Services, LLC can help bring your business into the drone age!