Aerial America

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Aerial America
Aerial America Logo.jpg
Narrated byJim Conrad
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes72
Production
Executive producersToby Beach, David Royle, Charles Poe
ProducerToby Beach[1]
CinematographyThomas C. Miller
Running time44 minutes
Production companiesTaikuli Productions (California episode)
Tusker Television LLC
Release
Original networkSmithsonian Channel
Picture format16:9
Original releaseJuly 10, 2010 (2010-07-10) –
December 22, 2019 (2019-12-22)
External links
Website

Aerial America is a television series airing on the Smithsonian Channel. Each episode is an aerial video tour of a U.S. state or destination in the United States. The narrated show consists entirely of aerial scenes using the Cineflex V14HD gyro-stabilized camera system mounted under the "chin" of a helicopter.[2][1] It features flyovers of historical landmarks, natural areas such as national parks, and well-known buildings and homes in urban areas. The series has aired an episode for each state as well as others that have showcased popular destinations such as Hollywood and small towns in the U.S.[1]

On November 4, 2019, it was announced that the series was revived and returned with three new episodes on December 8, 2019.[3]

In 2015 the program was nominated for a Webby Award in the "best television website" category.[4]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleOriginal airdate
1"California"July 10, 2010 (2010-07-10)
Buckle up for a non-stop flight as we soar over California's wine country, scenic coastlines, and more.[5]
2"Hawaii"July 17, 2010 (2010-07-17)
From Molokai to Maui, discover the stunning landscapes of Hawaii's eight major islands without ever touching the ground.[6]
3"Virginia"July 24, 2010 (2010-07-24)
Virginia proudly celebrates its past without losing its sense of fun and history.[7]
4"Connecticut"July 31, 2010 (2010-07-31)
From sleeping giants to Captain Kidd's buried treasure, Connecticut isn't as quaint as you think.[8]
5"Tennessee"August 7, 2010 (2010-08-07)
Join us as we soar high above Tennessee, the Volunteer State.[9]
6"Vermont"August 14, 2010 (2010-08-14)
This aerial tour over Vermont captures the beauty and history of a state that chose its own path.[10]
7"Arkansas"August 21, 2010 (2010-08-21)
Delve into Arkansas, America's wild interior, from the Mississippi River bottomlands to towering mountain peaks.[11]
8"Rhode Island"August 28, 2010 (2010-08-28)
See Rhode Island from the sky and witness the East Coast's tiny gleaming treasure.[12]
9"Maine"July 10, 2011 (2011-07-10)
Discover how Maine's rich resources and cast of characters have helped shape the nation.[13]
10"Oregon"July 17, 2011 (2011-07-17)
From Crater Lake to the High Cascades to the perilous Pacific coastline, Oregon is full of natural beauty.[14]
11"South Carolina"July 24, 2011 (2011-07-24)
Take flight on a journey that showcases South Carolina's rich and diverse history.[15]
12"Massachusetts"July 31, 2011 (2011-07-31)
Take a flight over Massachusetts, the birthplace of revolutionaries, spanning hundreds of years and just as many spectacular sights.[16]
13"Georgia"August 7, 2011 (2011-08-07)
This aerial tour of Georgia, the Empire State of the South, offers a view you've never seen before.[17]
14"Washington"August 14, 2011 (2011-08-14)
Experience all sides of Washington State, from thousands of feet in the air.[18]
15"New Hampshire"August 21, 2011 (2011-08-21)
Discover the sights and stories of New Hampshire, from Concord to White Mountain State Park and beyond.[19]
16"Maryland & Delaware"August 28, 2011 (2011-08-28)
Discover Maryland and Delaware, two small states of great historical significance.[20]
17"North Carolina"September 4, 2011 (2011-09-04)
North Carolina is home to mysteries, giant industries, and coastal beauty.[21]
18"New York"September 11, 2011 (2011-09-11)
Explore New York's amazing beauty, from the roaring Niagara Falls to a city full of abundant architectural heritage and infamous residents.[22]
19"Louisiana"January 8, 2012 (2012-01-08)
Visit Louisiana, the state where the Big Muddy comes to an end and the Big Easy comes to life.[23]
20"New Mexico"January 15, 2012 (2012-01-15)
See what brought Billy the Kid, the makers of the atomic bomb and perhaps even visitors from far away galaxies to New Mexico.[24]
21"Michigan"January 22, 2012 (2012-01-22)
Discover Michigan's diverse history and its visionaries who built empires, started unions, and helped win a World War.[25]
22"Nevada"January 29, 2012 (2012-01-29)
Discover the highs and lows of Nevada's history, and the booms and busts that have defined it.[26]
23"Colorado"February 12, 2012 (2012-02-12)
Colorado is a state with a history, marked by war, a gold rush and legendary bank robberies. Through it all, Colorado remains a feast for the eyes.[27]
24"Mississippi"March 4, 2012 (2012-03-04)
Take flight on this journey over Mississippi, a land of hospitality, beauty, and complexity.[28]
25"Pennsylvania"March 11, 2012 (2012-03-11)
Whether you prefer cheesesteaks or chocolate, Andy Warhol or Rocky Balboa, this aerial tour of Pennsylvania has something for everyone![29]
26"Florida"October 14, 2012 (2012-10-14)
Soar over the metropolis of Miami and the spring break mecca: Panama City. This is a first-class Floridian vacation and you have a window seat![30]
27"Kansas"October 21, 2012 (2012-10-21)
Enjoy this soaring tour through Kansas, the Sunflower State.[31]
28"Alabama"November 4, 2012 (2012-11-04)
Buckle up and "Roll Tide" as we journey over diverse landscapes and historical landmarks, that collectively tell the tale of Sweet Home Alabama.[32]
29"Oklahoma"November 18, 2012 (2012-11-18)
This flight over Oklahoma the home of famous "Okies" Will Rogers, Brad Pitt, and Geronimo.[33]
30"Arizona"December 2, 2012 (2012-12-02)
Explore Arizona's remarkable history and its awe-inspiring landscapes, spectacular sunsets, and infamous gunfights.[34]
31"Amazing Destinations"July 14, 2013 (2013-07-14)
Join us on this cross-country tour over iconic and unknown sights, and discover a side of America that you've never seen before.[35]
32"Montana"July 21, 2013 (2013-07-21)
Big skies, big adventure, and big spirits in Montana.[36]
33"Ohio"July 28, 2013 (2013-07-28)
Take flight over the Buckeye State and witness centuries of American history etched in its soil.[37]
34"Minnesota"August 4, 2013 (2013-08-04)
Soar over Minnesota, where the mighty Mississippi begins and the blue Midwestern sky never ends.[38]
35"Made in the USA"August 11, 2013 (2013-08-11)
Celebrate The U.S.A's crowning industrial achievements and the people behind them.[39]
36"West Virginia"August 18, 2013 (2013-08-18)
This flight across the West Virginia's towering peaks reveals why John Denver called it "almost heaven."[40]
37"Beyond Hollywood"August 25, 2013 (2013-08-25)
Join us on a coast-to-coast tour of countless locations made famous by Hollywood's greatest films.[41]
38"Texas"February 23, 2014 (2014-02-23)
From humble beginnings to boastful proclamations, see why "everything's bigger" in Texas.[42]
39"Idaho"March 2, 2014 (2014-03-02)
Soar over Idaho and explore this state's most unexpected sites, from Hell's Canyon to breathtaking waterfalls.[43]
40"Kentucky"March 9, 2014 (2014-03-09)
With its rich history and breathtaking beauty, Kentucky is a stunning, hard-won paradise, best viewed from high above.[44]
41"Utah"March 16, 2014 (2014-03-16)
From the unearthly pinnacles of Arches National Park to the blinding white terrain of the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah has an alien beauty that you must see to believe.[45]
42"The Dakotas"March 23, 2014 (2014-03-23)
This lofty journey over the Dakotas highlight the states' grand beauty.[46]
43"Wyoming"March 30, 2014 (2014-03-30)
Soar over Wyoming and explore the fertile landscapes that first lured men like Jim Bridger out West in search of furs and game.[47]
44"Nebraska"April 6, 2014 (2014-04-06)
Soar above the Cornhusker State's vast farms, towering spires, desolate badlands, and gleaming cities.[48]
45"Best Small Towns"April 13, 2014 (2014-04-13)
Join us on a cross-country tour over our nation's most fascinating small towns.[49]
46"Alaska's Fire and Ice"July 6, 2014 (2014-07-06)
Find out why everything about Alaska is larger, tougher and more extreme than any other state.[50]
47"Alaska's Call of the Wild"July 6, 2014 (2014-07-06)
Answer Alaska's "call of the wild," in a state rife with postcard-perfect beauty and lethal dangers.[51]
48"Wilderness"September 7, 2014 (2014-09-07)
Take a cross-country flight over icy landscapes in Alaska's Denali, vast wetlands in Florida's Everglades, and over 100 million acres of badlands, deserts, and mountains.[52]
49"Washington, D.C."April 26, 2015 (2015-04-26)
Take off above the city where Lincoln was shot, MLK had a dream, Nixon's scandal broke, and America held its ground.[53]
50"Wisconsin"May 3, 2015 (2015-05-03)
Go beyond beer and dairy, and discover the rich history and dazzling natural wonders of Wisconsin.[54]
51"New Jersey"May 10, 2015 (2015-05-10)
Take a flight over New Jersey's shores, pines, and boardwalks and discover a land and of unique beauty and dramatic history.[55]
52"Indiana"May 17, 2015 (2015-05-17)
Did you know 65% of the U.S. population lives within a day's drive of Indianapolis? Discover this and other secrets of Indiana.[56]
53"Iowa"May 24, 2015 (2015-05-24)
Come to the state where the tractor was invented, John Wayne was born, and farmland stretches far and wide.[57]
54"Missouri"May 31, 2015 (2015-05-31)
Find out the origins of the pen name Mark Twain, the Missouri Bootheel, and other strange Show Me State stories.[58]
55"Illinois"June 7, 2015 (2015-06-07)
Soar across Illinois' wide-open skies and over the Windy City on this breathtaking aerial tour of the Land of Lincoln.[59]
56"On The Water"April 24, 2016 (2016-04-24)
Soar above the rivers, wetlands, and other waterways that have given America a legacy of landscapes we still revere.[60]
57"Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands"May 1, 2016 (2016-05-01)
Discover the stories of two breathtaking Caribbean lands and their fascinating paths to becoming U.S. territories.[61]
58"Natural Wonders"May 8, 2016 (2016-05-08)
From the Appalachian Trail to the Rockies, and from the Grand Canyon to the Great Lakes, behold America's natural wonders.[62]
59"The Great Plains"May 22, 2016 (2016-05-22)
Soar over the Great Plains, home of jaw-dropping landmarks, breathtaking beauty, and heart-stopping forces of nature.[63]
60"Roadside Attractions"May 29, 2016 (2016-05-29)
From Plymouth Rock to the PCH, take a coast-to-coast journey and explore America's great attractions of the open road.[64]
61"Man-Made Marvels"June 5, 2016 (2016-06-05)
From the Statue of Liberty to the Space Needle and everything in between, soar over America's greatest man-made wonders.[65]
62"The South"June 12, 2016 (2016-06-12)
Take flight over a region defined by tobacco roads, Smoky Mountains, Gulf Shores, and rich history.[66]
63"Trailblazers"June 19, 2016 (2016-06-19)
Take a cross-country tour over American landmarks made famous by George Washington, Thomas Edison, and more.[67]
64"New England"June 26, 2016 (2016-06-26)
Travel across New England's harbors, rocky peaks, battlefields, and more as we celebrate the birthplace of the American Revolution.[68]
65"The Wild West"July 3, 2016 (2016-07-03)
Soar over the Alamo, the Oregon Trail, and other landmarks that tell the legendary and unknown stories of the Wild West.[69]
66"Southern California"July 10, 2016 (2016-07-10)
Take a sunny, scenic flight over Southern California's beaches, deserts, mountains and sprawling City of Angels.[70]
67"Northern California"July 10, 2016 (2016-07-10)
Visit the region that's home to massive earthquakes, hippie protests, gold rushes, and your computer.[71]
68"New York City 24"June 4, 2017 (2017-06-04)
A flyover tour of the Big Apple includes its five boroughs, Coney Island and Times Square.[72]
69"Yellowstone"March 3, 2019 (2019-03-03)
Take flight over Yellowstone's towering mountains, gushing geysers, and multi-colored springs.[73]
70"Boston 24"December 8, 2019 (2019-12-08)
From the Citgo sign and the Green Monster to its heroes past and present, this is a sky-high, up-close look at Boston.[74]
71"Dallas-Fort Worth 24"December 15, 2019 (2019-12-15)
Take a thrilling ride over Cowboys and Mavericks, the Horseshoe, and other Dallas-Fort Worth marvels.[75]
72"Great Cities"December 22, 2019 (2019-12-22)
Embrace the city life on a coast-to-coast bird's-eye look at Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and more.[76]

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