​                                        A HISTORY OF TENNESSEE AERIAL IMAGERY 

Tennessee Aerial Imagery is owned and operated by Captain Dave Aders: American Airlines – Retired.  Dave

spent 40 years as a Professional Pilot, 35 years as an Airline Pilot and 23 years as an International Captain

with American Airlines flying the USA, Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America and Europe. While

obtaining over 27,000 flight hours dedicated to safety. Dave developed a strong bond with East Tennessee

and when able to retire in 2015, returned to the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee to create a new home.

Desiring to start a new project, Dave joined forces with his youngest son: Josh and decided to create an

Aerial Photography Business specializing in Construction and  Real Estate Photography in Sevierville TN and

surrounding East TN areas of Knoxville, Maryville and Gatlinburg as the foundation.  TAI specializes in 3D

Mapping, Aerial Survey, Volumetrics, Structural Inspection, Progression  Monitoring, Thermal and Architectural


Josh Aders, with pilot experience of his own, is eager to work towards giving the East Tennessee Area; Aerial

and General Photography Services to the best of his abilities.  Which not only include expert Aerial UAV 

Operational Photography but a very talented hand and eye in the world of Editing.  He always is striving to

find the right setup and setting but also the best finished product through editing.  Josh is trained in the

professional use of Pix4d with available surveying resources to rely on. Never satisfied with “good enough”,

he seeks the best production.

 Both Dave and Josh seek to serve the areas Aerial Photo Needs the utmost best they can and become a

known fixture in Specialty Commercial Photography needs.

     Propeller Aero: Aero Points

Portable GPS Ground Control Points

​that brings accuracy to 3D Mapping.

Captain Dave Aders / AAL - Retired


M-210 / The Highly Suffisticated DJI UAV

                           Josh Aders

Co-Owner:  UAV Pilot, Photographer,

                     Producer and Editor

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