H’ville Aerial began with a passion for aviation and creativity. Founder Ken Welch holds over 25 years’ experience piloting all types of remotely controlled aircraft and understands the precision, attention to detail, and safety that goes into creating a successful production.

We are FAA Certified and Insured.


WHO WE ARE – H’ville Aerial is an aerial photography firm based in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Established in 2018, H’ville Aerial has quickly become one of the most trusted names in the drone industry. Our clients include the biggest names in their respective industries, many of them repeat customers and referrals. We are FAA approved for commercial drone operations across the entire US and our skills and experience have taken us from coast to coast.

WE ARE HERE TO SERVICE YOU – H’ville Aerial is an expert in drone operations. We have conducted hundreds of flights across the country for insurance companies, disaster & construction inspection firms, and much more. We’re licensed to fly for commercial use nationwide and insured at every job site. Best of all, most projects are delivered within 24 to 48 hours.

SERVICES - H’ville Aerial provides the following services: Aerial Photography, Aerial Videos, Construction Progress Documentation, Residential & Commercial Inspections, Construction Progress Documentation, Aerial Roof Inspections, Disaster or Damage Surveys, Property Management, Assist Government Agencies, Real Estate Documentation, Infrastructure Inspections, 360 Panoramas, Transportation & Utility Surveys, Vertical Structure Inspections, Thermal Inspections, FLIR Aerial Photography, Cinematography, Acceptance Inspections, Site Mapping, and Engineering Flights.

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY – Get magazine-quality still photos of places, people, or events. Our photographers fly premium quality drones and will capture images of your subject from virtually any angle. H'ville Aerial's remote pilot also certified as photographer and can take ground photos in conjunction with aerial requests.

AERIAL VIDEOGRAPHY– Get stunning videos in 4K HD to promote your properties, products, or services. Provide your customers with a truly engaging experience with a customized 3D marketing video.

GROUND PHOTOGRAPHY – Ground photography can be added to your aerial requests as needed to fulfill all of your site/event requirements.

AERIAL INSPECTIONS – The use of commercial drones in aerial inspections has made it possible to perform these tasks faster, safer, and more accurate, all the while minimizing safety risk and increase overall operational efficiency. Industries such as Agriculture, Construction, Power plant, Oil Rigs, Windmill Farms, and many others have all benefited from the use of commercial aerial inspections. H'ville Aerial's remote pilot is also a certified Master Code Professional, Commercial Combination Inspector, and a Tennessee Licensed Electrical Inspector, capable of performing numerous inspections and providing professional assessments of your projects.

EVENTS (Private or Public) – Our Event Photography Department caters to individuals holding any Special Events like Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Individual Portraits and more.

OUR CLIENTS - We cater to a very large spectrum of clients from Property Management Companies, Marketing Companies, Construction Companies, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Firms, Roofing Companies, Inspection & Testing Firms, Government Offices, Municipalities, Search & Rescue and much more.

PRICING – See our basic pricing chart. If your task or project is not basic, call for a free professional drone  services quote.

TRAINING – Our Aerial Drone Service is compliant with Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulations. H’ville Aerial does partake weekly training both hands on and knowledge-based programs to remain on the leading edge of the UAS industry. We utilize the most comprehensive programs in the industry to ensure customer, pilot and aviation safety while meeting the needs our clients.

STAFF CERTIFICATIONS – Our Staff is Certified and/or Licensed by the following organizations: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), International Code Council (ICC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO-HAZMAT Specialists), National Incident Management System (NIMS), Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the State of Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance for all construction inspector categories.

PUBLIC SAFETY & COMMERCIAL TRAINING – We set the standard in world-class air support for public safety and commercial drone pilots, providing confidence and expertise through innovative tools, training and sustainable programs. When you fly with us, you’ll be equipped with everything your department needs for efficient and effective drone operations from takeoff to landing.

THE FINE PRINT - The FAA strictly regulates where and when drones are legal to fly. Therefore, all properties/projects are subject to airspace approvals prior to project start. We can handle difficult airspace situations including securing the appropriate waivers as necessary to complete your project.

Create a project progression portfolio or even a high-quality video during construction.