AerdiA was created out of love for technology and the desire to help other industries by providing cost-effective services to enhance operations and marketing. At AerdiA we match our clients’ needs with the most current technologies available. One client may require high-quality aerial photography and ground footage, while another a three-dimensional tour of their new and exciting project.

Each day we explore new and innovative advances in our industry that in turn promote our clients’ operations. The continued advancements in our industry help our clients save money and expose their markets to a new vision and perspective not previously available.

FAA Part 107 PilotOSHA 10 Trained

Seth Zora

President, Lead Pilot in Charge

Early in my career, I spent ten years in cellular. I then decided to become an entrepreneur in the decorated apparel and signage industries for five years. I spent 12 years in the Air Force Reserves, with ten of those years spent on active duty. My military specialty was logistics for movement of military assets and personnel. While on active duty, I deployed 11 times.

My Experience

Specialties Expertise: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, IT, Web Design, Apparel Decoration, Signage, Business Branding, Photography, Videography, and Military Logistics.

Computer Expertise: Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, WordPress, cPanel, Mac os, iOS, Android os and Windows os.

John Kraus


Prior to joining AerdiA, I spent most of my career as a corporate lawyer for the H. J. Heinz Company, most recently as Vice President and General Counsel of Heinz North America.  Prior to Heinz, I practiced tax law in a private law firm, Jones Day. Besides AerdiA, I also own and operate a financing company. I serve as a Board member of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Pennsylvania where I am also Secretary of the Board of Directors.

My Experience

Specialties Expertise: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Corporate and Tax Law, Business Branding, Corporate Governance, Compliance, and Ethics.

Computer Expertise: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint.


$5 million – UAV Liability Insurance   $2 million – Umbrella Coverage

$2 million – Professional Liability Coverage   $2 million – General Liability Coverage

$1 million – Automobile Coverage   $1 million – Workers Compensation Coverage

Our Fleet

Our largest aircraft in the fleet, the DJI M600 Pro is referred to as a Hexacopter. The aircraft will fly for up to 28 minutes based on its six battery configuration. This setup is equipped with a modular system that we are able to swap out camera payloads.

Option 1: Dual camera setup; One RGB (Photo/Video) Camera and a FLiR Radiometric Thermal Camera

Option 2: Cinematography Grade Camera; Weighing up to 15 Pounds such as the Red Dragon

Our second aircraft is the DJI Inspire 2 Quadcopter. The Inspire 2 system is set up with a dual battery system that permits flights up to 30 minutes. This system is also equipped with a heating system for operations in cold weather. This drone is capable of carrying two different camera payloads.

Option 1: 20-megapixel Photo, 4K Video, Fixed Lens

Option 2: 20-megapixel Photo, 5.2K Raw, 4K Video, Variable Lenses from 12mm to 45mm

The third aircraft in our fleet is the Walkera Voyager 4 Quadcopter. This apparatus is set up with a single camera capable of shooting 4K video, 16-megapixel photo. What sets this aircraft apart from the others in our fleet, the camera is equipped with an 18x optical zoom. This helps with projects that require operations well away from the object or zooming in on the underside of bridges and structures.

The fourth Quadcopter in our fleet is our DJI Mavic Pro Platinum. The Mavic is one of our most versatile tool we have. We can travel with all required items, and it will fit in the overhead bin on a plane. This quad is equipped with a 12-megapixel for the photo side and 4K resolution for video. Hands down one of the best options for getting quick, in and out footage.

Don’t let the size fool you, this mini Quadcopter called the Spark is rather handy when needed. We primarily use this while on location during our due diligence visit determining what the client is looking for and not easily seen on foot. We also use this drone to look for hazards from the air. We are able to pull out this aircraft and be in the air within 60-seconds.

Our Clients

We value the trust our clients put into us to accomplish their projects as stated. Below are some of our most recent relationships.

R3A Architects
Oxford Development Company
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
Brown Gibbons Lang & Co
Lamar Advertising
PJ Dick
Goodwill Industries
Found Advisors
West Mifflin Boro
Pitt Raceway
Weiser Outdoor Group
Sony Pictures
North Fayette Township
FedEx Ground
Seth and AerdiA are awesome. Ready, willing, capable, and able when we needed help at short notice. Asked us what we needed, and gave us more than we wanted to document the case. Truly a pleasure to work with.
Robert Grimm
Township Manager / North Fayette Township
Shortly after the opening of our new Community Center, we were approached by Seth Zora of AerdiA for permission to shoot video of our new Center and Park using drones. We had no idea what to expect concerning a final product. The videos show our park and community center, inside and out, from perspectives you just can’t get any other way but from the air. The final video is something we are proud of and shows off our newest assets as well as AerdiA’s capabilities. We look forward to our next project and would strongly encourage others to sit down and see what AerdiA can do for you.
Karin Evans
Co-Owner / Spot Light Business Branding
We recently needed a small promotional piece showcasing our business. We were very pleased with the video that AerdiA shot for us. Highly recommend them.
Karin Evans
Recently I applied for a position with a nonprofit which required an application and information about myself. AerdiA suggested I include a video with my submittal about myself, as well as showcasing the city behind me. Not only did I get the position but they loved the video aspect that no one else included.
Suzanne Krug
Director of Sales & Marketing / Gateway Clipper Fleet
Seth Zora and AerdiA are bringing a whole new “view” to the City of Pittsburgh! The AerdiA team did a fantastic job in capturing the excitement aboard our riverboats when we are steaming to the North Shore, packed with fans, to cheer on the Black & Gold! I cannot say enough about this young company – professional, visionary - with a true sense of pride in the beauty of our city and region.
Kevin Fernando
Marketing Director / Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
We've been able to take our marketing to new heights thanks to AerdiA. Seth and his team have been professional since day one and working with them have been a pleasure. AerdiA has provided us with versatile, high definition footage that is being used to tell our story better as a growing nonprofit.
Dominic Cincotta
We've worked with Seth on a number of projects. The drone photography and video he assembled for our Karting program are number one quality work. We now use it on our website and advertising and as a means for introducing clients to our program. He is adaptable, nimble, and understanding in concerns and safety along with producing a high-quality product. I would recommend AerdiA to anyone looking for high-quality promotional videos.
Kim Ford
Owner / Found Advisors
The team at AerdiA is wonderful to work with. They are very professional, reasonably priced and did a great job. They helped us on a couple of commercial projects, and the final product was perfect for our application. I look forward to working with them in the future.