True Drone Costs

Is buying a drone for your project or company a true cost saving measure. Yes….and no, well, it depends. You want to account for it correctly and weigh the options, then you will make an informed decision. We’ve heard you can end up throwing a lot of money in the sky if you are not careful!

Owner and Flight Commander Wendy Whittemore explains how costs can add up quickly with drone operations.

 

Best Photos of 2012

Towards the end of 2012 & the beginning of 2013, we are busy (like everyone) setting up new files, archiving old ones and also trying to take some time off. When we get a chance, we like to go through our year and remember the projects that we have worked on, the people we have worked with and all of the great vistas that come with the job. Here are a few galleries with those images…looking forward to sharing more in 2013!

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Flying is Fun! – link to see more of us in action

UT Computer Lab

UT Computer Lab – link to see other projects

Lake Patterns - link to see more of our Best of 2012

Lake Patterns – link to see more of our Best of 2012

Number Nine

Today marks year number Nine here at Aerial Innovations of Tennessee. We went through our archives and chose one (or two) images from each year to produce a sort of stroll down memory lane. Remember all the WalMarts being built? And Belmont Campus before the beautiful School of Nursing Building went up? And what about that big patch of dirt at the southeast of Memphis International? It finally turned into the Air National Guard compound. There were floods at our airports, new convention centers, new museums, public parks….well, take a look and enjoy the trip…we sure have!

**All photos were taken in June of their respective years (and some are on film (!))


In Order: 2003 – Nashville Stadium and Skyline (before LP!); 2004 – Start of the Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, shot for EMJ; 2005 – Belmont shot for RC Mathews and Public Square shot for Brasfield & Gorrie; 2006 – Memphis Airport TANG project shot for APAC; 2007 – Kentucky area WalMarts shot for DBS (we had about 10 on our flights!); 2008 – One North Shore in Chattanooga; 2009 – Maryville College shot for Messer; 2010 – Louisville’s Yum! Arena shot for Mortenson; 2011 – Dewitt Spain Airport after the flood waters had receded; 2012 – Music City Center shot for Bell/Clark; 2013 – ???

First Ever AI Summit

This past weekend, the founders and owners of the three Aerial Innovations companies (Florida, Georgia & Tennessee/Kentucky) converged in Tampa for the first ever Aerial Innovations Summit. It was so much fun to have all these energetic and talented women in one room…and despite swapping flight stories and fussin’ about hard times, we actually managed to get some work done! There are a lot of exciting things in the works for all three companies…stay tuned as we reach for the sky!

Oh, and it just happened to be Salvador Dali’s birthday so Wendy headed off for a little art before the Summit. Love us some Dali!

Pictured in group photo: L to R: Founder Colette Eddy (FL), Jenny Smith (FL), Julie Palermo-Valdes (FL), President Sheri Christianson (GA), President Wendy Whittemore (TN/KY)

Aerial Innovations of Georgia Covered!

apm_ganovdec08_cover2Aerial Innovations of Georgia is excited to have the cover shot of Auto Pilot magazine for the Georgia November/December issue. The photograph features our pilot Ron Carroll and Sonny Perdue, the Governer of Georgia.

We also have additional photos accompanying the feature story about Ron and his company, Blue Ridge Helicopters. There is a double spread photo of Ron and Sadie, his Blue Heeler Australian Caddle dog……..We believe she stole the show!! Check it out if you get a chance.

Ron and Sadie

Ron and Sadie