Cardinal Aerial Photography

Name: Mr. Kent Raney
Phone: 314-494-5372
Address: 1 E. Pawnee Court, Columbia, Illinois 62236


Cardinal Aviation Services LLC provides quality custom aerial photography for a variety of uses. Our clients consist of real estate professionals, law firms, environmental specialists, construction companies, engineering firms and private property owners just to name a few. If you have a need for aerial photos we can satisfy your requirements.

Cardinal Aviation Services began business in 2003 out of owner Kent Raney's desire to develop a business centered around two of his main interests, flying and photography. Kent has over 15,000 hours of flying experience and has been taking aerial photos for over twenty years.

Our photography has many uses including commercial real estate, residential real estate, construction, legal and environmental. Our goal is to provide the highest quality aerial photography with prompt and personal service.

Our commercial real estate package includes a minimum of 12 photos of the property from multiple directions,  including close-up and wide angle views. We can label the photos with a variety of information such as road and highway names, north pointer, property outlines, nearby businesses, etc. 

Cardinal Aviation Services owns our company aircraft, a Cessna Cardinal RG, which is uniquely suited for the aerial photography business. Since we do not depend on rental aircraft, we are always ready to fly as long as the weather permits. In order to ensure the highest quality photography possible, we use  professional series Canon digital cameras and Canon image stabilized lenses. All of our prints are produced by one of the leading photo labs in the St. Louis area.

Cardinal Aerial Photography provides custom aerial photography in St. Louis, Missouri and surrounding areas. Our service area includes an approximate 300 mile radius of St. Louis, Missouri.

Affiliations & Designations:

Cardinal Aerial Photography is a member of Papa International (Professional Aerial Photographers Association, International) and AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association).

Year Business Started: 2003


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