Jeff Stein has flown over 500 successful and diverse commercial drone pilot jobs since 2016 ranging from documentaries, music festivals and events, live broadcasts, car commercials, real estate, promotional marketing and beyond. One of the most notable drone projects was the live broadcast of the College Football National Championship Halftime Show on ESPN with over 28 million viewers.
In addition, Jeff has been the drone operator for many live performances, including Imagine Dragons, Lil Wayne, ODESZA and, most recently, Olivia Rodrigo’s live performance at the San Diego Rady Shell for a Universal production.
Jeff has also operated during large festivals including BottleRock in Napa and 4XFAR in the Coachella Valley.
Jeff also has experience in high security projects as well, including aerial filming for multiple military contractors and the Navy, including the dry docking of two Navy destroyers on a brand new flagship dry dock by BAE systems.
Based in San Diego, California, Jeff has experience in locations such as downtown San Diego, including Petco Ballpark, San Francisco’s Bay Bridge and financial district, the Port of Oakland, Port of San Francisco, Port of San Diego, San Diego Maritime Museum, Port of Ensenada, the US Border Patrol, military contractors and multiple California State Parks.
Although most of his work is conducted in California, Jeff works all over the country and world, including Canada, Mexico, Greece, Ukraine and Montenegro.
Jeff’s is holds a FAA Part 107 certification.