Steve Pickett tells me that the HiView-25 Pole Aerial Photography System will soon be marketed in the US. The HiView-25 is manufactured in the UK by Focalpoint and is a lightweight (under 10kg) pole photography system that extends 7.6m above the ground and folds down to 2m length. It's meant to be a hand-held system. The still photo version uses a Canon A640 on the pole with a remote viewer. This system sells in the UK for 1,795GBP+Vat. That's about $3665USD. Steve says the US marketing materials are not complete yet.
This system may be of interest to RE photographers that want a PAP system but don't feel up to doing their own integration of camera, pole and remote viewer.