Zinger Aviation Media - Services Provided


Videography:  Since 1999, Zinger Aviation Media has covered airshows through filming the entire airshow - from 1999 until 2012 as Steve's Airshow World and from 2013 onward as Zinger Aviation Media.  Since 2007, Zinger Aviation Media covers the entire airshow weekend's flying display by filming all airshow performances as best as possible, covering the airshow from the best vantage point possible behind the crowd line.  This is the emphasis of the Zinger Aviation Media mission statement.  Covering the entire flying display each show day is advantageous not just for the Zinger Aviation Media audience, but also for the airshow staff, airport staff, military public affairs office, the performers themselves, and even the local television media.

Currently, Zinger Aviation Media does not employ any GoPro or similar on-board or point of view cameras; however, these videos can be provided to Zinger Aviation Media to enhance videos, especially to insert GoPro videos on top of videos of the performance(s).

Since 2000, Zinger Aviation Media video has appeared on numerous local and nationally televised networks, including CN8, ESPN, and News 12 NJ, to name a few.  Video has also been featured on Science.

Photography:  Since 2005, Zinger Aviation Media also covers airshows through still photography.  These photos include, but are not limited to, the airshow's static display aircraft, airshow performers and their aircraft, and members of the airshow team.  Since 2013, selected photography by Steven Holzinger and Zinger Aviation Media have appeared in World Airshow News and other print media.

Beginning in mid-2015, Zinger Aviation Media is available, by request, to cover special photo opportunities before and/or after the scheduled flying display as well as any extended breaks in the flying display.  This includes any unique group photo opportunities, air-to-air photography, pilot & airplane photo opportunities, and much more.  Below is just a sample of those photos:

Airshows:  Keep in mind that Zinger Aviation Media is a one-person operation.  All requests made to airshows must be aware that only one person shall represent Zinger Aviation Media in any request unless specifically requested by and approved by Steven Holzinger. Any request by individuals not approved by Steven Holzinger and Zinger Aviation Media shall be deemed invalid.  If you are an airshow public affairs representative and you come across this, please advise immediately so that I can confirm whether the individual's request is valid or not.

Airports:  When it's not airshow season or during a break in the middle of the airshow season, Zinger Aviation Media will cover, depending on the amount of time that is available, opportunities to cover aviation spotting opportunities.  Photos and videos of normal operations at a small or large airport (and airlines) is advantageous for the airport for the positive feedback these photos and videos will provide. In addition, Zinger Aviation Media, while covering these operations, will work with local and federal law enforcement agencies to identify any suspicious and illegal activities that could arise or occur in these locations and report them accordingly.  This also includes military aviation.  Below is just a sample of those photos:

Website & Social Media:  Zinger Aviation Media is maintained by Steven Holzinger and nearly all material is provided via the website only.  Information such as the Jet Team Schedules is provided only through the website and is verified through official sources.  Social media usage, especially through the Zinger Aviation Media Facebook Page, is for website announcements and for material not fit for the website. Instagram is heavily utilized to showcase select photographs shot by Steven Holzinger.

Basic Requirements and Requests

  • At every airshow location, Zinger Aviation Media must be able to bring all needed photo and video equipment on site.  While security restrictions on bags have been more prevalent over the years - especially with backpacks being placed on the prohibited list - all equipment is carried in a large camera backpack.  It is very difficult to bring all needed equipment in a smaller bag, especially due to the size of the cameras.  This also includes a chair and tripod.  Food and water for the day (plus any other drinks) will also be carried in these bags.

  • During the public airshow days (Saturday and Sunday), it is highly recommended that access to the airshow grounds before the general public is approved.  Numerous photo opportunities exist in these circumstances and if completed early, an extra set of hands can also be provided for setup, if needed.  This does not apply to airshows held on beaches or state parks.

  • At most airshows, it is not necessary to utilize a location inside a restricted area but if the opportunity arose, it will most likely be taken.  This would likely apply to any area considered just inside the airshow's aerobatic box or in a restricted area such as the airshow's announcer stand.  Having said that, Zinger Aviation Media will recognize any location "on the other side of the crowd line" as being inside the airshow's aerobatic box, even if it isn't.


If you have any questions regarding any services outside of the above listed, please feel free to contact Steven Holzinger via email or post your questions on social media.  These, of course, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  Keep in mind that this is all done on spare time and is not considered a full-time occupation!

Purchasing and Using Photos and Video:  Please contact Zinger Aviation Media to discuss.  Rates do vary depending on intent and usage and usually fall in line with the going rates.  In addition, if you would like to set up any special photo or video shoots with your aircraft, do know that if Zinger Aviation Media is available, schedule permitting of course, any rates would also need transportation, food, and lodging to be provided (this includes airshows and other events not normally covered).