About Johnny Copter

Arguably two of the most significant advances in human history are the achievement of flight, and the ability to capture images in film. Film allows us to retain and share memories, record events, create art, and even gives us a window into the past. Through the magic of cinematography and film production, we can experience other cultures, explore new worlds, and bring to life alternate realities. If pictures truly say a thousand words, then a film can say a million.

Johnny Copter is Chicagoland's premiere aerial film and photography company. Born out of the consciousness of a seasoned and experienced professional aviator, it is a company driven as much by passion for film and art, as it is driven by a pure and unadulterated love of flight. Johnny Wanda, chief pilot for Soaring Badger Productions and owner of Johnny Copter, has worked as a commercial pilot creating high quality aerial film productions for years. He is a licensed commercial helicopter pilot with a substantial knowledge of FAA regulations, as well as an emphasis on safety standards that put Johnny Copter in a class all on it's own.

Now drones have emerged on the scene and significantly reduced the costs of producing beautiful aerial imagery. It is the goal of Johnny Copter to leverage the combined skills and talent of a passionate team of individuals, each possessing a unique set of skills, that all combine to create accessible, breathtaking, high quality art. For any inquiries, or to leave us some feedback, please fill out the form on our contact page and we will contact you within 24-48 hours.

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