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Professional Aerial Media
At Blackhawk Aerial Imaging, our objective is to provide high quality aerial media for professional purposes. Our services extend into many different industries, some of which have yet to be discovered. Listed below is a small sampling of applications we have supported. If you don't see your topic listed below, don't worry, give us a call and we'll make it happen!
Construction site before/after documentation
Critical infrastructure monitoring (bridges, dams, etc...)
Building and roof inspections
Powerlines and radio tower inspections
Agricultural crop monitoring
Dramatic aerial footage for commercial advertising
Equine industry promotions and fencing inspections
Special event footage
Sporting event promotions
Post natural disaster aerial assessments
Real estate sales
Government tourism promotion
We also have the unique ability to stream live video from our drones to the web or closed circuit television. Just think- you could promote your next event "live" on social media from the air! .
THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!
Founded and operated by two former military helicopter pilots, Blackhawk Aerial Imaging, LLC is a licensed Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) operator providing high-quality airborne imagery.
Our organization is fully accredited and insured for your protection. In the exploding industry of unmanned flight, we provide our customers with the peace of mind that you are hiring professionals to do the job right with zero liability.
All contracted and employed pilots at Blackhawk Aerial Imaging, LLC are licensed drone operators. Additionally, they all fly commercially in helicopters and airplanes. What does this mean to you? They are immersed in the highly-regulated aviation environment daily. Every flight accomplished is meticulously planned, executed, and reviewed. This "mission execution" mindset ensures customer satisfaction and peace of mind.
We also know that customer satisfaction is what drives business forward. To ensure this, we invested in the highest quality equipment enabling us to capture 5.2K video at 30 FPS, 4K video at 60 FPS, and 20.8 MP still photos. We give you capability, not limitation.
So, we invite you to put us to work on your next aerial imaging project. When you do, know that you are hiring dedicated professionals you can rely on. We are centrally located in Lexington, KY for your convenience.
If you're still not convinced, we proudly offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Rick Kimberlin is an owner/operator at Blackhawk Aerial Imaging, LLC. Rick served 23 years in the Army as a Blackhawk pilot. A veteran of multiple deployments, Rick has accumulated aviation experience that is difficult to match. A former military Instructor Pilot and Aviation Safety Officer, Rick takes pride in service, professionalism, and leading by example.
In 2016 Rick decided to enter the new realm of unmanned flight by partnering with Blackhawk Aerial Imaging. Commercial drone flying is an exciting new upstart industry where attention to detail and accountability are essential and Rick is up to the challenge.
A resident of Lexington, KY for 17 years, it has become his adopted home town. Rick is also employed as a full-time commercial helicopter pilot in the central Kentucky and Ohio area. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and is an avid triathlete.
Jimmy Caniff is an owner/operator at Blackhawk Aerial Imaging, LLC. Jimmy became a small business owner in 2015 after completing service in the Kentucky Army National Guard. In the military, Jimmy excelled as a UH-60 Blackhawk Instructor Pilot. He also served as a Flight Operations Officer where he managed daily operations and scheduled essential flight training.
Starting young, Jimmy earned his private pilot license at 18 and has 16 years of aviation experience. He uses this experience to navigate the new and exciting unmanned aerial technology. Jimmy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Administration from Eastern Kentucky University, and is a commercially rated airplane, helicopter, and UAS operator.
A native Kentuckian, Jimmy loves to spend time with his family and enjoys bringing new projects to life. When he’s not working on making Blackhawk Aerial Imaging a premier unmanned aerial service, he flies an Air Ambulance helicopter for Air Methods, the world’s largest emergency medical service helicopter provider.
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