11 Years Flying High!

Next Friday, June 6 is an important date here at Aerial Innovations of TN & KY. That was the day we set up shop in Nashville, TN in 2003. Can’t believe it’s been 11 years already!! And we pale in comparison to the longevity of our sister companies in Florida and Georgia (from whom we learned EVERYTHING!!).  All of us celebrate our “birthdays” in the spring,  Tampa turned 27 on May 9th. Click the link below to view images from their celebration:

Aerial Innovations of FL, Tampa Turns 27!

In Georgia, Sheri and the gang celebrated 23 years with a few blasts from the past, check out this opening day photo from the GA Dome:

Aerial Innovations of GA Turns 23!

So, we are just babies here in TN & KY, but we still know how to have fun. We have gathered some of our favorite “AI in Action” shots to share. View the link below to see what a day in the life of the best job in the world is like:

Aerial Innovations of TN & KY Turns 11!

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ENR’s 2012 The Year In Construction Photo Contest

We’re thrilled to have found out that one of our aerial images was chosen in ENR’s 2012 The Year In Construction Photo Contest! The shot was taken from a helicopter, about 1,200 feet above this storm drain installation project in Charleston, Tennessee. The photo was shot for Wright Brothers Construction.

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Our image selected in the ENR 2012 Year In Construction Photo Contest.

We are among some great winners and were also lucky enough to have a photo chosen in the  runner ups! The image is taken of workers with Kovach Building Enclosures install Kovabond to the exterior of the guitar shaped roof on Music City Center in Nashville. This is one of the many layers that make up the skin on the 6 Acre project.

Our image selected as a runner up in the ENR 2012 Year In Construction Photo Contest

Our image selected as a runner up in the ENR 2012 Year In Construction Photo Contest

Check out our photo and the other winners here: http://bit.ly/Xt5X42

Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Chruch

Aerial Innovations of Georgia, Inc. would like to thank Benjamin C. Ridgeway for including our aerial photographs in his book documenting the history of  Ebenezer Baptist Church. Ebenezer (Stone of Help) was founded in 1886 in the old Fourth Ward of Atlanta. Michael Luther King moved to Atlanta from Stockbridge, Georgia in 1918, began his three-year minister’s degree program at the Morehouse School of Religion in 1926. He married Alberta Williams that same year at Ebenezer Church. After being assistant pastor from 1927 to 1930 he assumed the duties of pastor in 1931. Reverend King, Sr. changed his name from Michael Luther King to Martin Luther King Sr. after his fathers death in 1933.  In 1960, Martin Luther King Jr. became the first co-pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Horizon Sanctuary at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Horizon Sanctuary at Ebenezer Baptist Church

The Atlanta architectural firm of Stanley, Love-Stanley was chosen to design the Horizon Sanctuary. It is modeled after an African tribal meeting hut. The roof ribbing is reminiscent of African thatch. The bell tower is a weave and glyph patterned obelisk. Placement of the Horizon Sanctuary on Auburn Avenue emphases Ebenezer’s strong commitment to its urban mission as a becon of hope for all citizens of Metro Atlanta.

Copies of the ‘Images of Americia, Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church’ can be obtained from Arcadia Publishing and is in the Library of Congress (control # 2009923608)

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

 

 

 

Abstract Exhibition on tap

Lately we’ve been thinking abstractly about what we do:

And the results will soon be seen at Tampa International Airport.

It’s important to remember the beauty that surrounds us. It’s not always about the next site, sometimes you just have to remember to look down and keep your mind open.

And as an added bonus, Channel 10 did a story on it.