4107 West Ely Road, Hannibal, MO 63401, US


Aerial Video and Photography in Hannibal Missouri and Surrounding areas


About Us

Our Equipment


  We combine technologies at FSAO as we desperately do not want to get stuck with a great idea for an amazing shot and no way to capture it… We combine the high-end gimbal stabilized flight characteristics and techniques offered by DJI and Yuneec, which offer smooth High Definition video and imagery… but can also mix in the aggressive flight performance and nail biting video that only a true camera mounted racing drone can capture. If the only way to capture your moment is to strap on a camera, we offer the ability to do that as well with many different options and creative ideas for mind blowing “action cam” shots! Need to have some professional HD Still Photography done while we are shooting your video? We have spared no expense in that department either. If you want it captured and remembered Give Us A CALL!!!  

Our Photographers


Most aerial video is boring because most aerial photographers are just some boring guy that bought an over the counter drone and decided because he could fork over a grand he was now a pilot and a videographer... They never took the time to master the art of flight… At FSAO we are lucky to have over 2 decades of flying and working with Radio Controlled Aircraft. This alone makes us different from our competition. Not only can we take a picture or shoot a video but we have the experience, technical knowledge and the confidence to approach your project in a dynamic new and exciting way.  Our pilots have been flying “RC cameras” and FPV for years. We are FAA Compliant as well as Part 107 Certified and Insured, so no worries there… 

Why Us?


  Hiring FSAO for your next project not only gives you the peace of mind that you and your business are protected by following all required FAA regulations and protocols, but you can also rest assured that your project will be approached in a professional yet new and creative way. We are Part 107 Certified and Insured and every flight is pre-mapped, presented and discussed with you and your team in detail before we hit the air.  It is our goal to truly capture these small, once in a life time moments the way you want them remembered. In addition, we are happy to produce content for any drone / photography needs such as real estate, crop surveying, tower inspection, search and rescue and more. Give us a call and we can discuss your specific needs today @ (573) 541-7885 

A Beautiful day for a wedding!

What a beautiful day and a beautiful location for a wedding! Thank you Melvin and Rachell Mayfield for allowing us to capture your special day! You guys are awesome!!! 

"Property Tour Video" that we shot, developed & produced.

Real Estate "Property Tour Video" that we LOVED shooting of a Beautiful Custom Built Log Home at 56808 Windsong Place in New London Missouri...  Produced for Mays Realtors of Quincy, IL.  If you are interested call Alan Mays at 217-316-7575 TODAY!

Real Estate Video for Hannibal MO Listing

A real estate listing video that we put together for a local agent selling a wonderful home in the country! Give us a call if you need help professionally presenting your property! 

Real Estate Video for Marion County Listing

A real estate listing video that we put together for a local agent selling a beautiful hunting cabin with 60 acres...  Give us a call if you need help professionally presenting your property!

Osage Nation Dancers for Hannibal Bicentennial 2019

Thank you to the  Osage Nation for allowing us to capture your special event!

Home Sweet Home

Some Real Estate Photography with some proud homeowners...  Est. 1977. This home was constructed by Brad Willett, using reclaimed materials form the Hatch Dairy Farm, for his wife Donna and three children: Jeremy, Brian and Kristen. 

The Flying Squirrels Tour of the Bill Klingner Trail

If you have never been to the Bill Klingner Trail in Quincy Illinois, you need to take some time this fall to take a walk or bike through this beautiful area! Thank you to Quincy Park District for allowing the Squirrel to play in the park and put this tour of the Bill Klingner Trail and Bob Mays park together for you! Check it out! 

Quincy grand prix is back!

Thanks Quincy Park District for reaching out to Flying Squirrel to put together this fast and FUN video of the 2018 Quincy Grand Prix in South Park! We can't wait until June of 2019... Let the Races Begin!

Come out and play at Quincy Park District

Sand Volleyball at Moorman Park in Quincy, IL

Hannibal High School Prom 2018

 Ahhh... Their Junior Prom... Ain't it Sweet??? Do you have a special moment that you would like to capture in a unique and memorable way? Special Thanks to Ashlee and Justin for being wonderful models! Give us a call and we will work with you or your organization to make those memories last a lifetime! Call the Flying Squirrel @ 573 541 7885

Landscape Doctor Facebook Ad

Thank you to Landscape Doctor for reaching out to us to help you capture your progress over the last few months while you and your team transformed this hillside into a backyard oasis... This short ad was captured and produced over the course of 3 months while these guys tirelessly worked through the winter to complete this project.  If you have a special event, occasion, job or activity that you would like to capture in a fun and unique way,  Call The Squirrel NOW @ 573 541 7885 

Lover's Leap in downtown Hannibal Missouri

One of our favorite places to catch a view of the Mighty Mississippi River! Historic Lover's Leap in Hannibal, MO

Our Last Project - an Ad for Salt River MX

Thanks Salt River Motocross and some Fantastic riders for a fun day of shooting...

Fun with Action Cameras / MotoCross-FPV RaceQuad video cuts

A little fun with GoPro action cameras, motorcycles, Racing Drones and creative mounting techniques. A Big Thank You to Dakota Riley for allowing me to strap a GoPro to your helmet for the "helmet cam" shots... and Chris Wilson for allowing me to fly your track, Salt River MX! For those of you that are wondering, the other GoPro is mounted to a small racing drone, (an Impulse Alien 5" Race Quad). It doesn't give the footage a polished "level" look, but Man are they fun to shoot around the track!

Recent Project - Great river corvette club

 A HUGE Thank you to the Great River Corvette Club in Quincy, IL and club member Bill Esicar For working with me to help celebrate their 45th Anniversary at Clarence Cannon Dam! This was such a fun and beautiful day to shoot... It was like I had 20 of the most cool Hot Wheels Corvettes that I could set up any way that I wanted to take videos and pictures, and God gave us the perfect day to get it all shot! What a great day for Aerial Video in Hannibal, Aerial Video in Quincy and Aerial Video in 


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Flying Squirrel Aerial Optics

4107 West Ely Road, Hannibal, MO 63401, US

(573) 541-7885