Austin, TX
September 28, 2017

AUSTIN CONSTRUCTION NEWS INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT

Red Wing Aerial Photography was featured in the October 2017 edition of Austin Construction News newspaper.  Click here to read the full article.

 

 


Kevin Butts, San Antonio, Texas - Dallas Aerial Photographer - Aerial Drone Image - Aerial Drone Video - Houston, TX


Atlanta, GA
March 15, 2015

TEXAS PHOTOGRAPHER WINS MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD

The Professional Aerial Photographer’s Association (“PAPA International”) has awarded Kevin Butts, President of San Antonio-based Red Wing Aerial Photography ("Red Wing") with it’s prestigious Master Photograper Award at it’s annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia on March 12, 2015.   The Master Award is the highest award that can be earned by a member of PAPA International. To qualify for this award, the individual must illustrate a well-rounded knowledge of aerial photography. Before founding Red Wing, Butts spent fifteen years in the commercial real estate lending business, working for Frost Bank and Broadway Bank in San Antonio. His passion for aerial photography began in 2004 soon after earning his pilot’s license, having provided complimentary aerial images of commercial real estate projects he had financed to a few of his banking clients. “After spending fifteen years studying real estate deals mostly without the benefit of aerial photos, I quickly learned how valuable good aerial photos could be in evaluating and marketing a real estate transaction” said Butts. Red Wing Aerial Photography was conceived soon after and displaced his banking career as business quickly grew from a fun, part-time business to a demanding full-time career. The company operates its own fleet of airplanes but also performs aerial photo and video work from rental helicopters when called-for.  Red Wing will also be offering aerial drone photography services once the FAA legalizes commercial drone use which is expected by the end of 2016.  From its San Antonio and Dallas offices, Red Wing Aerial Photography serves the entire State of Texas as well as parts of Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico.

Kevin Butts is a professional aerial photographer and a commercial pilot.


Las Vegas, Nevada
March 15, 2011
 

TEXAS PHOTOGRAPHER WINS INTERNATIONAL PRINT COMPETITION

The Professional Aerial Photographer’s Association (“PAPA International”) has awarded Kevin Butts, President of San Antonio-based Red Wing Aerial Photography with it’s “Judges Choice—Best of Category” awards for his entries in two of the five categories offered in this years’ international aerial print competition held at it’s annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 12, 2011.  Butts received the “Judge’s Choice” award for the best construction progress print entry in the competition for his entry entitled “Counting Cranes” depicting some fifteen cranes at work on the Sandy Creek Power Plant located in Riesel, Texas.  Butts also received the “Judge’s Choice” award for the best commercial print entry in the competition for his entry entitled “Mayan Riviera” depicting the Aventura Spa Palace Hotel near the international resort community of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

One of his entries in the Scenic category, entitled “Wispy Dawn”, depicting a low cloud layer moving in over downtown San Antonio with the Tower of the Americas rising above the clouds received a rare award of “Master Print.”

Before founding Red Wing Aerial Photography, Butts spent fifteen years in the commercial real estate lending business, working for Frost Bank and Broadway Bank in San Antonio. His passion for aerial photography began in 2004 soon after earning his pilot’s license, having provided complimentary aerial images of commercial real estate projects he had financed to a few of his banking clients. “After spending fifteen years studying real estate deals mostly without the benefit of aerial photos, I quickly learned how valuable good aerial photos could be in evaluating and marketing a real estate transaction” said Butts. Red Wing Aerial Photography was conceived soon after and displaced his banking career as business quickly grew from a fun, part-time business to a demanding full-time career. The company purchased a Cessna Cardinal airplane to use as its primary aerial photography platform in 2005, but also performs aerial photo and video work from rental helicopters when called-for.  From its San Antonio offices, Red Wing Aerial Photography serves the entire State of Texas as well as parts of Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico.  Kevin Butts is a professional aerial photographer and a commercial pilot.

The news of our awards was featured in AOPA Online and was be published in AOPA Pilot magazine.

Mayan Riviera, QR, Mexico - San Antonio Aerial Photographer - Aerial Drone Image - Aerial Drone Video - Dallas, TX  

"Mayan Riviera" - Aventura Spa Palace - Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Counting Cranes, Riesel, Texas - Austin Aerial Photographer - Aerial Drone Image - Aerial Drone Video - Dallas, TX  

"Counting Cranes" - Sandy Creek Power Plant - Riesel, Texas


Tampa, Florida
February 7, 2009
 

Kevin Butts, Austin, Texas - Houston Aerial Photographer - Aerial Drone Image - Aerial Drone Video - Fort Worth, TX

 TEXAS AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHER WINS AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Professional Aerial Photographer’s Association (“PAPA International”) has awarded Kevin Butts, President of San Antonio-based Red Wing Aerial Photography with its prestigious “Aerial Photograph of the Year” award.  The trophy was awarded to Butts for his entry in the organization’s international aerial print competition held at its annual conference held in Tampa, Florida on February 7, 2009.  His winning print entry was the only print in the competition to have received a perfect score of 100 points from the judging panel of four.  “Kevin’s image, ‘Bleeding Heart’ captivated all the judges and scored the highest point total ever recorded in the Print Competition” said Lee Ross, President of PAPA International (www.PAPAinternational.org.)  “PAPA is extremely proud of Kevin’s achievement in winning the coveted...Aerial Photograph of the Year award.”  The print also received a rare award of “Master Print” as well as the “Judge’s Choice” award for the best artistic print entry in the competition.

Butts also received awards of “Superior Print” and “Excellent Print” for his other entries in the construction progress and commercial print categories, respectively.

Butts’ award-winning aerial photography will soon be on display at one or more of PAPA International’s public exhibits located in Montreal, Washington, D.C., Miami, and Nashville.  His work can also be viewed at Red Wing Aerial Photography’s San Antonio office and gallery located at the historic Stinson Municipal Airport in San Antonio or online at www.RedWingAerials.com.  For complete 2009 print competition results, visit PAPA International's website.

Before founding Red Wing Aerial Photography, Butts spent fifteen years in the commercial real estate lending business, working for commercial banks and commercial mortgage brokers in San Antonio and McAllen, Texas.  His passion for aerial photography began in 2004 soon after earning his pilot’s license, having provided complimentary aerial images of commercial real estate projects he had financed to a few of his banking clients.  “After spending fifteen years studying real estate deals mostly without the benefit of aerial photos, I quickly learned how valuable good aerial photos could be in evaluating and marketing a real estate transaction” said Butts.  Red Wing Aerial Photography was conceived soon after and displaced his banking career as business quickly grew from a fun, part-time venture to a demanding full-time career.  The company purchased an airplane to use as its primary aerial photography platform in 2005, but also performs aerial photo and video work from rental helicopters when called-for.

From its San Antonio and McAllen offices, Red Wing Aerial Photography’s staff of five serves the entire State of Texas as well as parts of Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, and New Mexico.  The company provides aerial and ground-based photography for a variety of clients, including commercial real estate brokers, lenders, general contractors, investors, architects, engineers, and property owners.  Kevin Butts is a professional aerial photographer and a commercial pilot.


We received some good exposure by sending in some aerial photos of San Antonio's Tower of the Americas by Kevin Butts of Red Wing Aerial Photography which were featured during the weather segment of CBS Affiliate, KENS-5 Evening News Broadcast by Bill Taylor at 10:00pm, December 9, 2010.