Member Benefits

Become a member today and enjoy the following benefits!


The latest from the aerial photography industry including technical data, classifieds, and member-submitted articles.


Discuss anything and everything related to the business of aerial photography through our email discussion list.


Our image competition is held at our annual conference. A panel of judges awards images on a variety of points. Past winners can be viewed on our gallery page.


Our annual, regional, and international conferences bring together aerial photographers from around the world to discuss issues that impact our profession

PAPA Website

Get full access to PAPA announcements, events, awards, pictures, articles and details for the image competition.


Upon request, long-time members of PAPA can introduce you to other members and the opportunities that are available to you with your membership.

Product Reviews / Technical Advice

Get the advantage of friends with experience! Our website features aerial photography equipment that has been recommended by our members.

Certification and Master Award

Our core certification includes classes and testing on aircraft safety, federal aviation regulations, and advanced photography for professional aerial photographers.

PAPA Shoot on the Members’ Network

PAPA members can expand their coverage area by helping out with shooting assignments in their own geographic region.

Who We Are

PAPA International, The Professional Aerial Photographers' Association, is a professional trade organization, whose members are aerial photographers throughout the world. Our goal is that of an educational group, dedicated to the promotion of high business ethics, helping our members to provide quality service and products through shared experience. Founded in 1974.

Amy Hartsfield

Aerial Photography by Amy

Vice President of Programs

Steve Hane

Metro Air Photo

Vice President for Membership

John Mooney

The Positive Image

Secretary / Treasurer

Jon Engle

Green Eyes Aero

Eastern Regional Director

Frank Carleton

Top Flight Photo

Central Regional Director

Debbie Cruikshank

Oregon Aerial Photography

Western Regional Director

Jean-Luc Kaiser

L'Europe Vue du Ciel

International Director

Andrew Holt

Aerial Photography UK Ltd., London

International Director 2

Chuck Boyle

Insiteful Imagery

Immediate Past President

Julie Belanger*

111th Aerial & Architectural Photography

Executive Director

Ted Campbell*

Campbell's Creative Photography

Senior Executive Director

* indicates non-voting Director

PAPA Recommends

PAPA International recommends the following providers on the basis of the appropriateness for use in aerial photography, quality, price and service. Before you buy, check out the PAPA equipment reviews and through e-mail links ask our members who use the equipment why they like it.