Stormy Skies

We take a lot of beautiful, bright, and colorful pictures, so oftentimes people forget that we still fly in undesirable conditions! Florida may be known for its sunshine to many, but those of us who really know Florida, know the truth. The truth is that she does what she wants, and she likes giving us rain!

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It's true, our eyes in the sky really see some gorgeous sites and we love flying! Yet, sometimes our flying conditions are not ideal, and can even be scary. Flying in our fixed wing planes and sometimes a helo (helicopter) can be intimidating when facing a storm. 

Colette, the president of Aerial Innovations, mused about her terrifying experience one day. She had gone out flying as usual that day, but on their way back from the shoot she noticed the skies. The clouds had started to form across the skies, casting an eerie feeling within the cabin. As it began to grow darker, her pilot joked about it being no big deal and faced these clouds head-on. Mistake!

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After diving into the clouds, the plane rattled, Colette screamed, and the pilot veered away and around the storm cloud. Even though he was bickering about how they were perfectly safe and avoiding the storm was wasting airtime, Colette put her foot down, and that pilot obeyed. To this day, she doesn't regret her decision to avoid that storm. 

 

 Our pilots are trained to avoid lightening, so if it's spotted, we're high-tailing it out of there! On one flight, Robert, one of our photographers, experienced this first hand. They were on their way to Daytona to take some aerial shots for one of our clients when the storm hit.   They weren't even halfway done yet, but lightning was spotted and the pilot insisted that they turn around. A giant hunk of metal + lightening = probably not a good idea!   Avoidance of lightning storms can cause delays during shoots and add travel time, but it's all done to avoid potentially dangerous situations. Our images are YOUR image, but our employees are like family. So, we care a little bit about their safety. 😉   

Our pilots are trained to avoid lightening, so if it's spotted, we're high-tailing it out of there! On one flight, Robert, one of our photographers, experienced this first hand. They were on their way to Daytona to take some aerial shots for one of our clients when the storm hit. 

They weren't even halfway done yet, but lightning was spotted and the pilot insisted that they turn around. A giant hunk of metal + lightening = probably not a good idea! 

Avoidance of lightning storms can cause delays during shoots and add travel time, but it's all done to avoid potentially dangerous situations. Our images are YOUR image, but our employees are like family. So, we care a little bit about their safety. 😉

 

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