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31 Oct 2012 |
Phoenix Suns Live at US Airways Center
October 31 begins the year of NBA Basketball with Flying Jibs providing the dolly system for the camera on the main stage.

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4 Nov 2012 |
FOX Suns Live
Studio road games are televised in the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Flying Jibs provides the jib inside the studio during the NBA Season.

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41 Jan 2013 |
Barrett Jackson Auto Auction on SPEED
Flying Jibs provides the inside jib for this annual event in North Scottsdale.

January 13-20, 2013

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"Flying Jibs is a great partner in the entertainment and sports industry not only because of the reliable equipment they provide but more importantly owner/operator Robert Hayton has displayed the greatest skill and passion on every project I've had the good fortune to have worked with him on. "

Bruce Watson, ABC/ESPN Director
Motorsports/College Basketball


"Robert is always my first call when I need to hire a jib op. He is a creative shooter both on jib and other camera positions. Not only do I consider him among the best I have worked with technically, but his work ethic cannot be beat. He goes above and beyond to do the best job possible. Robert is almost always the first to arrive and last to leave. His professionalism is beyond compare and he is a pleasure to work with. "

Stephanie Brooks, NMT Operations


“Having worked with Robert for nearly 17 years, I've been the recipient of his creative efforts on hundreds of broadcasts and I'm still amazed at the professional quality he always presents for each show. I've worked with many different jib operators during that span of time and Robert is always my first choice when considering his operating skills with the camera, the fluid moves of the jib he operates and his ability to work with all kinds of crews and situations. He is the first to come up with creative suggestions on shots and makes it easy for any director looking for something different for the broadcast. It seems he was designed to do this kind of work and it shines through every time I work with him.”

Dan Siekmann, Director Phoenix Suns Broadcasting


"Robert Hayton has the rare combination of technical savvy, mechanical know-how and tremendous creativity. His motor never stops running and he takes such great ownership of the broadcasts he works on. Whether he is operating a jib, robotic, hard or hand held cameras, Robert brings a tremendous skill level and is a consummate team player and professional. I've worked with Robert for almost 17 years and make it a point to have him on my shows whenever possible."

Bob Adlhoch, Producer Phoenix Suns Broadcasting


" Robert and FLYING JIBS are a first class operation. He knows his stuff and he is realistic as to what it takes to get the job done. His skills in designing, setting up, and above all his ability to operate the equipment are the best I have ever seen. He comes prepared and ready to work. He is on time, and can be counted on to deliver what he promises.  His is the "swiss army knife" of camera operators in all respects. When I have Robert on one of my productions - I never worry about that aspect of my production again. And his insight and creativity show me ways to use his skills and equipment that only experience can offer. I use no one else."

John S. James, Producer Creative Illusions Productions


"I've been involved in sports and industrial video/film productions in the valley for over 10 years. I have always had one "go to" company when a production required jib operation and that was Robert Hayton and FLYING JIBS. Robert always works within our budgets and always seems to be the first on site and the last to go. His professionalism with our crew and our clients is second to none. And the footage at the end of the day is solid!  I don't think you can find a more accommodating jib company or person within the valley than FLYING JIBS."

Doug MacLeod, SouthWest Post, LLC Peoria, AZ


"No one that I've worked with in my 17 years in the live sports production business works harder or is any more qualified than Robert Hayton. Whether you need a hard camera, hand held, ENG, or jib operator you can always count on Robert to go the extra mile for you. I have worked with some of the best, and Robert belongs right up there with all of them."

Rich Reid, Cox Communication Producer








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