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www.tristateflight.com

About Our Business

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General

Tri-State Flight Services Ltd is a small business providing aerial photography products. Proctorville, Ohio based Pilot/Photographer, Specializing in the Aerial Photography of Southern Ohio, West Virginia, and Eastern Kentucky. We offer custom and stock aerial photography throughout the area. We use top of the line Nikon cameras with professional grade lenses. Photographs are taken both at ground level and various altitudes for cityscapes, landscapes, architecture, property, and etc. Our business takes photos on speculation and has a large quantity of stock photos/images. If you don't find what you are looking for in our library of photos customer request are welcome and can be scheduled. Tri-State Flight was founded in 2010 and has been serving a small group of customers while developing our aerial and consulting products.

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Mission

To consistently provide high-quality digital imagery or consulting which meets or exceeds the needs of our clients. We hope to deliver an all encompassing product with the flexibility to meet any of your needs.

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Home Airport

Our home airport is Huntington Tri-State Airport located Wayne County, West Virginia, United States.




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Operations Area

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Tri-State Area

Our normal flight operation are in the tri-state area between the states of; Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky.



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Equipment

The following is the list of equipment that is available to be used in obtaining various videos and photos as need by the customers.

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Aircraft

Our aircraft is a Cessna 172 high wing aircraft for great visibility for overhead oblique photogaphy.



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Nikon D5300

Nikon 5300

In order to take high resolution images we use a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.

  • 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor
  • 39-point high-density autofocus system with 9 cross-type sensors
  • Full HD 1080p video recording
  • Built-in GPS for automated metadata geotagging



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Nikon D810

Nikon 810

In order to take high resolution images we use a Nikon D810 DSLR camera.

  • 36.3MP HDSLR camera with no Optical Low Pass Filter
  • 1080p videos recorded at 60/50/30/25/24p uncompressed to an external device, compressed to an internal CF/SD card or both simultaneously
  • Broadcast-caliber audio control right in the camera
  • Nikon's innovative EXPEED 4 image processing for flawless detail retention and beautiful noise-free images from ISO 64 to ISO 12,800



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Nikon High Resolution FX Lenses

In order to take highest resolution and clearest images we use Full Frame (FX) Nikon Lenses with the D810 Nikon Camera. Key Features are:

  • FX-format compatible, 3.5x standard zoom lens covering frequently used focal-length range from 24 to 85 mm
  • VR (Vibration Reduction) minimizes camera shake by offering the equivalent of a shutter speed 4.0 stops* faster

    *Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.

  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating offers superb color reproduction
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) realizes quiet AF operation
  • Two focus modes are available – M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual focus)



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Nikon High Resolution FX Lenses

In order to take highest resolution and clearest images we use Full Frame (FX) Nikon Lenses with the D810 Nikon Camera. Key Feature are:

  • Ultrahigh 10.7x ratio zoom lens covering 28-300mm focal range with the maximum aperture of f/5.6 at telephoto end
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) provides the equivalent of a shutter speed approximately 3.5 stops* faster; two modes are available - Normal and Active

    *Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.

  • Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass and three aspherical lens elements minimize lens aberrations for superior picture quality
  • Two focus modes selectable - M/A and M
  • Zoom lock is employed to stop the lens from sliding during transportation



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GoPro

In our top down mapping and area oblique photography flights we use GoPro cameras that can be mounted in a variety of location on the aircraft to provide unique perspectives for the customer's specified needs. The Gopro provides a low cost platform to capture images that can be used in several different application. Please see below an original photo and the same photo after post processing. Both styles of images are available depending on your needs.



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