Technical Editor

Chad de Alva is a (FAA 333 and Part 107 approved) drone pilot, filmmaker and photographer based out of Flagstaff, AZ. Born and Raised in Telluride, Colorado, Chad has grown up exploring and adventuring all over the Southwest. Before GoPros were a thing, Chad was the guy duct-taping and jerry-rigging cameras to himself and his friends to document their adventures. Cameras may or may not have been lost or been killed in action along the way.

Today, Chad’s work has taken him from the Alaska Range, to the bottom of the Grand Canyon working for companies like National Geographic and the BBC. He specializes in developing innovative solutions for documenting adventures in never before seen ways. Chad’s love of the outdoors and adventure is limitless.

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Articles by Chad de Alva:

Therm-A-Rest NeoAir XLite Max SVUsing science to inflate and deflate your sleeping pad faster than ever. Desert Rendezvous 2017Seven years of good friends, good food, and good deeds. MSR WindburnerMinimalist all-weather cooking? The Windburner nails it. Weekender: Winter Storm WarningChasing the snow from Arizona to Colorado OR Winter Market 201762,771 Steps to Bring You News of the Latest Outdoor Goodies The TrailshotOn the trail with MSR’s new pocket-sized water filter. SoloFollow your own adventure with the Smart Drone.