State Aerial Farm Statistics is an aerial photography company that’s been in business since 1952.
Mr. Gale Astles, president of State Aerial, was at one time, a sales representative for the company going door-to-door selling aerial photos. In 1962, with his vision of what State Aerial could become, Mr. Astles purchased the company. Subsequently, each year he would continue to expand the reach of the company by adding new counties and states to his flying schedule. This involved the further purchase of additional airplanes, professional cameras, lenses, etc. and the hiring of more pilots to photograph the new territories. The following year, additional sales staff was recruited to send into the newly flown counties and states.