About Adrian O'Dell

An aerial Photographer based in Columbus, Ohio offering Drone Services

An aerial Photographer offering drone services in Columbus, Ohio

Areas Served: Mansfield, Ashland, Shelby, Ontario, Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Akron

*If you live outside of these areas, that’s ok too. We will need to make appropriate accommodations to provide drone services in your area.

Columbus Aerial Photography

Hi, I’m Adrian: An FAA 107 Certified Remote Pilot.

If you’re checking out my website, that means maybe you read the article about me, or perhaps you’ve come in search of a professional drone pilot near you to capture some footage for your various needs. Whatever brings you here I’m happy that you have come to learn more about my business ARO Aerial, Inc., and the drone services that we provide to the local community.

As an FAA 107 Certified Remote Pilot, I am licensed to fly anywhere in the United States (Certificate Number: 4294613). You can also check out my credentials on the FAA Airmen Registry. Since 2016, I have been flying drones for residential and commercial purposes.

By law, any commercial drone pilot must have an FAA license to fly within the United States. The FAA states that if you knowingly hire unlicensed pilots, you can face fines starting at $11,000.

But don’t worry! All of ARO Aerial’s pilots are FAA licensed and fully comply with these rules, while providing you with the product you need. So contact us now and let us help see your world differently!

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My Story

I was born on the Keesler Airforce Base in Biloxi, Mississippi to Alvin R. O’Dell (Wideband Communications Technician) and Dianne O’Dell. I started an Aerial Photography and Video business as a tribute to my dad and turning my longtime hobby into a business.

Growing up next to Mansfield Lahm Airport, I was fascinated by all of the airshows and various aviation-related events over the years.

I started “flying” in high school as a High Jumper at Crestview High School, and from there I went on to soar with the Eagles of Ashland University as an All-American Athlete.

While in college I started exploring marketing and working with small businesses to be effective with their marketing efforts.

I graduated from AU with a BSBA in Finance and Management of Information Systems and an entrepreneurial frame of mind. I ended up working for Western & Southern Financial Group after college as a Registered Representative and then a Staff Manager. I began transitioning more into marketing in 2015 and moved to San Pedro, Belize to work in Real Estate and work on building a retirement home for my parents.

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On May 13th, 2016, my fascination with drones was birthed in San Pedro, Belize. What did I love most about discovering them?

I always like to get the window seat whenever I fly so I can see the view from above. For me, flying drones was like having a window seat to the world while my feet were on the ground. I was hooked!

I still love to travel (for the past 10 years prior to the Pandemic, I visited 20 different countries and lived in Belize for 2 years). While fine-tuning my craft of Mapping Missions, Real Estate Photography, and Construction Update Videos,

I started ARO Aerial, Inc. four years later in May of 2020. ARO Aerial is an Ohio based, Minority-Owned business that primarily serves the construction and real estate markets with a focus on aerial photography and video.

Serving across Columbus, Marion, Delaware, Mount Vernon, Marysville, Dublin, Newark, Springfield, Grove City, Lancaster, Chillicothe, Ohio, Fort Wayne, Kendallville, Auburn, Hicksville, Woodburn, Roanoke, Monroeville, Huntington, Decatur, Bluffton, Indiana, and the surrounding areas.