Propellerhead:

n. Slang. 

1. (sometimes shortened to prop head or prophead )  Someone who is exceptionally, perhaps weirdly bright or knowledgeable, especially in some technical field. 

2. See below.


Parker Gyokeres
UAV Photojournalist

In addition to being the owner, pilot and pointy-head-in-charge at Propellerheads, Parker Gyokeres was an award winning U.S. Air Force Photojournalist who recently retired from 22 years of distinguished service to dedicate his life to changing the way we see our world.  

As a freelance author, UAV builder/pilot and photographer, Gyokeres is represented by Legion Photo and serves as a member of the board of directors for the Professional Society of Drone Journalists.

Gyokeres joined the U.S. Air Force in 1992 as a fighter weapons system technician before cross-training to become a public affairs photojournalist in 2006.  He has 22 years of worldwide expeditionary experience, to include three deployments to Afghanistan and one to Iraq. Other deployments have seen him stationed in Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Spain, and Iceland. 

He has captured nearly a million images in the course of his award winning career and merges his passion for photography with his technical expertise as the founder of Propellerheads. 

Recent work includes work with clients such as United Nations Human Rights Commission, Nike/Air Jordan, The WuTang Clan, Oheka Castle and The Battleship NJ Foundation.

As a remote control pilot and builder, he has been active in the study of this technology for ten years and has extensive experience with the design, construction and operation of both multicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.  Please contact Propellerheads for your next hand-built aerial photography vehicle.

He also advocates and educates about the safe, responsible use of small UAVs for aerial photography at speaking and training events nationwide. His goal is to build acceptance and the safe use of this exiting new capability in the hands of professional photographers and filmmakers.   He firmly believes this technology is no different from the use of helicopters and manned aircraft for aerial photography, and that this technology is safer, less expensive and provides better results. 

As a result of his obsession with safety in all its operations, Propellerheads maintains a perfect safety record.  

Notable accomplishments:

United States Air Force, Retired
Board member, Professional Society of Drone Journalists.
U.S. Air Force photojournalism award winner (2013)
Six-time USAF Air Combat Command award winner.
15-time USAF Air Mobility Command award winner.

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