SkySupplies: “Get to the Chopper!”

We wish there was a zipline over Nashville so we could get super clean shots, but since that’s not an option — we use a helicopter. We love when we get to fly around with no doors. It’s such a thrill, and enables us to get shots in very dense areas like Nashville much easier than in a fixed wing plane.

Just the other day we flew around Nashville in an R44 Helicopter, snapping shots of some in-progress construction sites, the cityscape and a few creative pics. In the helicopter, we fly with the door off and shoot out the side. We do not “hang out” as many people think, but have a very secure safety harness.

We use helicopters mostly in dense urban areas and/or around airports as they are much easier to maneuver in busy airspaces. We like them because they can get low and we get our turns done much quicker so the entire flight is done very efficiently. Flying low is a “must” for us in order to get detailed shots of the construction process. If you read the blog post from last week then you know how passionate we are about accurately telling the story of our clients’ progress — that passion extends to the in-air shoots as well.

For the most part, we exclusively fly in Robinson helicopters because of their comparatively simple maintenance and reliability. We normally take the R22 which is a two seater and always fly with a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI); however, yesterday, we had company — so we took the R44 (a four seater.) For anyone who is interested, the R-44 has a two blade rotor system and a T-bar cyclic and can cruise (at maximum gross weight) up to 109 kts (202 km/h).

Typically, we just go up to shoot for some of our clients; however, on a clear day, we are able to get some amazing pictures of the Nashville skyline. If you’re a local, you’ll totally understand the need for consistent photos of Nashville … the place is growing like a weed!

Photos We Love!

Ready for Work!

Ready for Work!

The staff at Aerial Innovations has gone through all of our Best of 2013 photos and chosen their favorites in time for Valentine’s Day. Here are some of the photos we took last year that we love. There were way to many to choose from…maybe you would have chosen differently? Click here to see the entire gallery and let us know what you think!

Bridgestone Arena

Bridgestone Arena

Taxi for Takeoff

Taxi for Takeoff

Parking Structure

Parking Structure

A window office

A window office

Everyone Loves a Winner!

We are so proud and honored to be named the 2013 Supplier of the Year for the AGC Middle TN Branch. There was some stiff competition so an award well deserved. Many people are asking…”What is a supplier?” Well, we don’t do contract work on construction sites (that is for the big-boys) so we are in the supplier category, supplying images of course! View our promo video below and check out the fantastic images from the evening…taken by us, of course!! No rest for the winners!