Kiwi Aerial Shots


Cinematographers of the air


Dutch specialists with a passion for aerial cinematography

Kiwi Aerial Shots, a Dutch drone company that was founded over nine years ago by Kim Hoogervorst and Willem de Groot, therefore our name Ki-Wi! The foundation of it all was the fascination and technical challenge to build stabilized flying cameras in a time that drones didn’t exist. Because of these early insights, we are now a true specialist and market leader when it comes to professionals aerial cinematography as we still work from our passion for beautiful images and awesome technics. Herefore our mission statement is:

"Realising you unrestricted aerial cinematography requests!"

Kim Hoogervorst

Founder & RPA-L piloot
Kim is the founder of Kiwi Aerial Shots and the driving force behind the company. He has flown in the most extreme conditions and has a unique view on how to get the best shot.

Tom van Oijen

Operator and producer
Tom is a camera operator and all-round project manager of Kiwi. Always looking for new challenging assignments and managing the company so we can keep on pushing!

Thomas te Braake

RPA-L pilot
Thomas is one of our certified pilots with years of experience in both the film industry as well as industrial inspections.

Storm van Eersel

Camera & Electrotechnics
Started as an intern 3 years ago and is now working as an operator and electrotechnical specialist.

Tomas van Harten

Camera operator & Editor
Tomas is a camera operator with lots's of experience using high-end camera equipment. He also is a specialist in color grading and editing.

Stefan Jansen

Drone pilot and Camera operator
A great all-round camera operator and has experience with almost every drone out there.

Thomas de Koster

FPV Drone piloot
Internationally known as Thomas FPV, the award-winning Nr 1 FPV drone pilot of the Netherlands 2019!

Lodwijk van Olffen

Post-production and animation
Lodewijk is a master in Adobe after effects and adding extra information through animations in our videos.

Fully ROC Certified

RPA-L and ROC-Light certified pilots

Kiwi is a professional company that has it’s own ROC drone company certification (101/2019 v1). In short this means we can fly our drones in parts of the airspace where others are not allowed to fly. Herefore, we can get all the possible exemptions in the Netherlands. This means we can get permission to fly our drones in Amsterdam, in Rotterdam and for example near actors, buildings and above roads.

Globally active


In the last decade, Kiwi grew slowly and to be honest, we would like to keep it this way. We love to work from a small professional team that cooperates smoothly in every decision and challenge. Professional pilots, technical custom rig builders and true wizards of the post-production. We only work with the best so we can always go for maximum results!

ROC certified

Kiwi Aerial Shots is a completely certified company. We have all the needed paperworks to get exemptions other drone companies won't get!

9 years of exprience

We where flying drones before the word drone even existed! because of this we have the technical knowledge and set experience you can expect from a professional drone company.

We love big productions

We can make shots happen that weren't possible before! Here we fly with a custom build, 22K helicopter rig, only 20 meters above the water in Rotterdam!

Certified pilots

At Kiwi we only work with certified drone pilots up to the highest level, RPA-L drone pilots.


We are constantly working on a custom project in our workshop in Amsterdam. Let us know if you have a unique groundbreaking project in mind that will push the limits!


We know how important it is to set up a proper pre-production. We have the knowledge and paperwork to get all the needed exemptions and realise your perfect shot!


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  • Today we had a drone shoot in the city center of Rotterdam. Because of Rotterdam Airport, flying a drone in this airspace requires special certificates and permits for both us as a drone company, the pilot and the drone itself. Next to that we have to work wit a so called radio transmission operator, an RT. This operator is in direct contact with the tower of Rotterdam airport to get permission for take off. But if you have all the right certifications and airspace knowledge like we do, you can make drone footage in spots like these! . . . . #kiwiaerialshots #CTRRotterdam #droneshots #Rotterdam #010 #ROC #RT #RPAL #dronecertificates #drones #kiwi
  • Check out our new Kiwi Aerial Shots workshop! Twice as big as the old one and still at our favorite location near the NDSM in Amsterdam. Lot's todo before our new projects will roll out of this new Kiwi office but its gonna be awesome! We'll keep you posted and feel free to come by for a sneak peak! . . . #kiwiaerialshots #newoffice #amsterdam #noord #workshop #drones
  • Back on the ground again after a nice @cineflex shoot for one of our customers. Flying over Amsterdam is always nice, especially with these weather conditions! . . . . #kiwiaerialshots #helicoptershoot #cineflex #aerialshots #aerialcinematography #REDcamera #Elite #amsterdam
  • Check this behind the scenes video of our 1000W Drone lighting shoot for @m_naerk and there 'Welcome to Eindhoven' shoot for PSV/Puma! If you want to see the whole behind the scenes video, check our drone lighting page on our Kiwi website (link in Bio). . Props for @m_naerk, making the whole production work, filming at four different locations in one night! 🤜🏼🤛🏼 . Big thanks to @dijkman_pim for making this great Behind the Scene video! (camera and edit) 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 . . . . #kiwiaerialshots #dronelightingsystem #behindthescenes #DroneLED #drones #psv #puma #tvc #videoproduction #droneatnight #eindhoven #droneporn #nextlevel #1000W #matrice600 #DJI #Ledlights #videomakers #droneshoot #Kiwi
  • IT'S OUT! The new TVC about Puma as a new sponsor of @psv. The video is produced by @m_naerk and they asked us to fly our self build 1000W Drone Lighting system. Later this week we will launch a behind the scene video of this awesome production. For more info about our system, check our drone lighting page on our website, direct link in bio. . . . #kiwiaerialshots #dronelightingsystem #tvc #psv #eindhoven #klokgebouw #psvstadion #puma #1000W #LEDdrone #drones #dji #LEDlighting #dronelighting #instadrone #droneporn #stratusleds #psveindhoven #drone #kiwi
  • 2019 was a big year for Kiwi with lots of big drone and helicopter productions and internally we made some big steps with new gear, new employees and new drone, and company licences. From what we can see now, 2020 will not be any different. With an upcoming new office and a brand new Kiwi van, we have a solid base to focus on even bigger and more challenging projects. Bigger than a custom made 24K helicopter rig? Bigger than a 1800W moving LED drone lighting system?  Why not! Challenge us, we are here to realise your unrestricted aerial cinematography requests!!! . . . . #kiwiaerialshots #2020 #newyear #newprojects #cinematography #aerialshots #droneproductions #drones #ArriAlexa #REDcamera #helicopterproductions #custompeoductions #aerialcinematography #challenges #videoproduction #kiwi
  • Last year we we're filming an insane Dutch tradition for National Geographic. The construction of two gigantic, new years eve bonfires. These shots were part of the latest 'Europe from above' series of NatGeo for which we filmed most of the Dutch episode. As these 48 meters high bonfires got out of control, last year was probably the last time they were allowed and so this tradition is over. Good thing we were there to document it for National Geographic. . . . #kiwiaerialshots #nationalgeographic #scheveningen #bonfire #vreugdevuur #tradition #tvs #drones #netherlands #europefromabove #kiwi
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