Aerial Imaging Oahu
About Matt Canham
FAA Certified Drone Pilot


I first visited Hawaii in 2008, lived here for 8 months in 2014, then moved back permanently in January, 2018.

I've been involved in 4 main industries during my life:

Maritime. I'm a current USCG OUPV Captain and have been involved in the Maritime industry since 1995. I served as a Navigation Officer in the Royal Australian Navy and have worked on a variety of different vessels in South East Florida, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, Sydney and now Honolulu.

Construction. I've been involved on many different construction projects over the years, so have an understanding of the process and how costly mistakes and time delays can be.

Entertainment. I performed as an actor on over 60 commercials and TV shows in Japan in the early 2000s. I've done 3 stints in Hollywood working for various producers and now on Oahu, I'm working on Hawaii 5-0 and Magnum PI as HPD/SWAT background.

Golf. With a Golf Pro Father, growing up I played probably a lifetime of golf for a regular person by the age of 17. Then I played virtually every day for a year to see if I could make it professionally. I didn't, but still have an admiration and respect for the game. I've attended PGA tour events in Australia, Japan and the mainland, and have caddied at the San Francisco Golf Club and in various pro-ams, the most noteable being the Buick at Torrey Pines.

Above all, I'm responsible and have shown time and time again to be cool in a crisis. I think drone operations can be either amateurish and dangerous or truly professional and safe. I bring all my years of professionalism in the environments above to ensure the successful running of Aerial Imaging Oahu.