Matt Guthmiller

is creating aviation adventure films

205

patrons
I love aviation! And I want everyone to see it in the same light I do, so I'm sharing the most awesome adventures flying enables. As part of my exclusive Patreon community, you'll have a front row seat to all the action, and you can get exclusive access to bonus content, have a look at some things long before anyone else, or even get your name on the side of the plane!

My content tends to focus on general aviation travel adventures because that's what I do. I use my plane extensively for business travel, and the rest of the time (or sometimes even on a business trip) it's an affordable and absolutely incredible way to take a few friends and see some of the most unique places on the planet. Now filming these expeditions, I'm sharing the kinds of adventures only general aviation can offer, and trying to capture them in ways no one else ever has.

But telling compelling stories on camera is expensive. To produce the typical episodes that have become standard on my channel requires about $30,000 worth of gear -- right now much of that borrowed from friends with additional stuff rented for special occasions -- a crew of at least 2, and about 40-60 hours per video (occasionally more!). Often key parts of the story take place at night or off in the distance, where GoPros and point-and-shoot cameras just can't keep up. Getting smooth shots that aren't nauseating or just completely blurry requires more gear. Storing all of that in 4K requires thousands of dollars of hard drives even with online cloud storage. In all, that's a huge constraint on what I can film and when; so it's just not sustainable to share it without patrons and sponsors.

Join the adventures, and let's share the most epic aviating with people all over the world.

I usually post a video twice a month (though I'm working hard to eventually increase that closer to weekly), and I publish shorter form content on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter almost every day.

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I've been flying since I was 16, and in 2014 at age 19 set the Guinness World Record for the youngest person to solo circumnavigate by aircraft, flying a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza around the world in 45 days. Since then I've been flying that (and all sorts of other aircraft) all over the world. In the past couple years my flying adventures have taken me everywhere from tiny Caribbean islands like St. Barths to Greenland, Iceland, Europe, and to nearly every state in the U.S. Along the way, I've also had the opportunity to meet a ton of other amazing aviators, young and old alike, many of whom play roles in my videos.

Filmmaking has been another passion of mine for nearly as long aviation, and your being a part of this allows me to bring everyone along with the best viewer experience possible, supporting equipment and hundreds of hours of editing. Ultimately I strive to capture the world's greatest aviation adventures in a way that's unlike anything else, helping to get pilots flying more often and introduce new people to the world of aviation.
Tiers
Support
$1 or more per aviation adventure film
You're awesome! Thanks for helping me promote aviation!
Let's Hangout
$3 or more per aviation adventure film
In addition to being awesome, you'll have access to a
  • Monthly Google Hangout with me to discuss aviation, upcoming episodes, or anything you guys want!


And you’ll get a signed postcard of one of my favorite Bonanza photos!

Special Access
$5 or more per aviation adventure film
You'll have access to the monthly Google Hangout, PLUS access to exclusive bonus content
  • Digital wallpaper versions of some of my favorite flying photos (for wallpaper or any personal digital use)
  • Extended cuts, rough cuts, deleted scenes, etc.
  • Early access to some non-exclusive content -- see the latest epic photos or short form videos often months before everyone else


And you’ll still get a signed postcard of my favorite Bonanza photo of the moment!

Patron of Aviation
$10 or more per aviation adventure film
Everything above PLUS
  • A special thank you gift from me 


(Typically one 11"x17" glossy poster of my favorite aviation photo of the moment, but depending when you pledge could be just about anything. Constantly working to come up with new ideas so that every patron's gift is somewhat unique. Also, these may take up to a couple months to get out to you, so I appreciate your patience.)

Get Your Name on the Bonanza!
$20 or more per aviation adventure film
Everything above PLUS
  • Get your name printed on the side of the Bonanza so you're right there in the heart of all the action!
Executive Producer
$500 or more per aviation adventure film
Everything above PLUS
  • An executive producer credit at the end of each video!
  • My personal contact info so we can chat anytime about new content ideas and aviation's most pressing issues.
Goals
205 of 300 patrons
Consistent bi-weekly or better publishing. These videos take a ton of time and effort to produce (typically around 40-60+ hours per video), so this awesome aviation content simply would not be possible without the support of Patrons and sponsors.
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I love aviation! And I want everyone to see it in the same light I do, so I'm sharing the most awesome adventures flying enables. As part of my exclusive Patreon community, you'll have a front row seat to all the action, and you can get exclusive access to bonus content, have a look at some things long before anyone else, or even get your name on the side of the plane!

My content tends to focus on general aviation travel adventures because that's what I do. I use my plane extensively for business travel, and the rest of the time (or sometimes even on a business trip) it's an affordable and absolutely incredible way to take a few friends and see some of the most unique places on the planet. Now filming these expeditions, I'm sharing the kinds of adventures only general aviation can offer, and trying to capture them in ways no one else ever has.

But telling compelling stories on camera is expensive. To produce the typical episodes that have become standard on my channel requires about $30,000 worth of gear -- right now much of that borrowed from friends with additional stuff rented for special occasions -- a crew of at least 2, and about 40-60 hours per video (occasionally more!). Often key parts of the story take place at night or off in the distance, where GoPros and point-and-shoot cameras just can't keep up. Getting smooth shots that aren't nauseating or just completely blurry requires more gear. Storing all of that in 4K requires thousands of dollars of hard drives even with online cloud storage. In all, that's a huge constraint on what I can film and when; so it's just not sustainable to share it without patrons and sponsors.

Join the adventures, and let's share the most epic aviating with people all over the world.

I usually post a video twice a month (though I'm working hard to eventually increase that closer to weekly), and I publish shorter form content on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter almost every day.

~~~~~~

I've been flying since I was 16, and in 2014 at age 19 set the Guinness World Record for the youngest person to solo circumnavigate by aircraft, flying a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza around the world in 45 days. Since then I've been flying that (and all sorts of other aircraft) all over the world. In the past couple years my flying adventures have taken me everywhere from tiny Caribbean islands like St. Barths to Greenland, Iceland, Europe, and to nearly every state in the U.S. Along the way, I've also had the opportunity to meet a ton of other amazing aviators, young and old alike, many of whom play roles in my videos.

Filmmaking has been another passion of mine for nearly as long aviation, and your being a part of this allows me to bring everyone along with the best viewer experience possible, supporting equipment and hundreds of hours of editing. Ultimately I strive to capture the world's greatest aviation adventures in a way that's unlike anything else, helping to get pilots flying more often and introduce new people to the world of aviation.

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Tiers
Support
$1 or more per aviation adventure film
You're awesome! Thanks for helping me promote aviation!
Let's Hangout
$3 or more per aviation adventure film
In addition to being awesome, you'll have access to a
  • Monthly Google Hangout with me to discuss aviation, upcoming episodes, or anything you guys want!


And you’ll get a signed postcard of one of my favorite Bonanza photos!

Special Access
$5 or more per aviation adventure film
You'll have access to the monthly Google Hangout, PLUS access to exclusive bonus content
  • Digital wallpaper versions of some of my favorite flying photos (for wallpaper or any personal digital use)
  • Extended cuts, rough cuts, deleted scenes, etc.
  • Early access to some non-exclusive content -- see the latest epic photos or short form videos often months before everyone else


And you’ll still get a signed postcard of my favorite Bonanza photo of the moment!

Patron of Aviation
$10 or more per aviation adventure film
Everything above PLUS
  • A special thank you gift from me 


(Typically one 11"x17" glossy poster of my favorite aviation photo of the moment, but depending when you pledge could be just about anything. Constantly working to come up with new ideas so that every patron's gift is somewhat unique. Also, these may take up to a couple months to get out to you, so I appreciate your patience.)

Get Your Name on the Bonanza!
$20 or more per aviation adventure film
Everything above PLUS
  • Get your name printed on the side of the Bonanza so you're right there in the heart of all the action!
Executive Producer
$500 or more per aviation adventure film
Everything above PLUS
  • An executive producer credit at the end of each video!
  • My personal contact info so we can chat anytime about new content ideas and aviation's most pressing issues.