Tim McPhail
CEO / Primary Pilot in command

Prior to becoming a UAS pilot, Tim spent 12 years in the Alabama Army National Guard, initially serving as an Infantryman, and worked up to becoming his Battalion's Electronic Warfare Non-Commissioned Officer. He first deployed to Kosovo, and then to Iraq, where he received the Combat Infantryman's Badge for his part in the conflict. His third deployment scheduled to Afghanistan was cut short due to an injury during training at Camp Shelby, and left military service shortly thereafter with an Honorable Discharge.

Concurrently to his military service, Tim completed his college degrees in Business and Accounting during his military deployments, and returned home to work in the cellular tower real estate industry. He developed his land survey skills while working as a Site Acquisition Specialist, finding property and negotiating land lease contracts with property owners for various tower corporations. Prior to starting Aerial Scouts, LLC, Tim has worked for over five years as a Cell Site Property Manager for a Fortune 500 corporation, managing all operations concerning roughly 250+ cellular towers across the middle of Alabama, which is what brought his family to Pelham.

Tim has flown 250+ commercial flight hours with various UAS platforms in several different industries, ranging from 3D Photogrammetry (capture and creation), Real Estate Photography, Construction Evaluation, as well as Event Photography and Videography. He is currently expanding to include a new aspect of experimental LiDAR survey. He is both the CEO and primary Pilot In Command for Aerial Scouts, LLC. Tim is certified by the FAA to conduct commercial UAS operations in all 50 states.