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On May 31st 2008 (depending on weather) a friend and myself are going to land and take off from every single paved public use airport in Iowa, in a 24 hour period.  There are about 100 paved airports in Iowa.  We have to average a take off and landing every 15 minutes. I am asking for donations for each airport that we land at.  This money will be donated to both the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association.   We are planning on taking off from the Ames, Iowa airport (time to be determined) and our final landing will be at the Des Moines airport hopefully in 24 hours after that.  I am also asking for donations to help defray the cost of fuel and the airplane.  If you are interested in donating please let me know.  I will update this as time goes.  Thank you.

Update:We did the flight in under 24 hours.  We took off from the Ames Airport at 4PM on May 31st and landed at 3:34PM the next day.  We landed at 92 airports in Iowa during that time.  Two airports were closed, due to construction and three others didn't have runway lights during the nights.  I collected over $1000 for both organizations.  I want to do this again in the near future.  If you would like to donate money please let me know.  I am looking for sponsors to help pay for the airplane.  It is too expensive for me to pay alone, but it is for a great cause.  Thank you.

Here is a link to more info on the flight   http://flickr.com/photos/24567725@N00/2383343435/    


Please look through my web site to see the services that I provide.  I would love the opportunity to provide stock photographs or do some Aerial Photography for you.  

Please click on the Amazon link at bottom of page and look through and order something.  This does help defray the cost of my equipment.  Thank you for your support.

Company Profile

I started Benna Aerial Photography to combine my love of flying and the passion for photography.  I have been a professional pilot for over 15 years and as long as I can remember always took photographs.  The plane I use is a Grumman Tiger were I can pull the canopy back and take an unobstructed photograph.  The camera I use is the Canon 5D and or the new Canon 40D.  I use Image Stabilized lenses.  

I also have started commercial photography.     

Awards Won

* Honor of  "Special Mention" in "The Animals Among Us"  photo contest put on by University of Iowa's Obermann Animal Studies Group.  My photo will be on display at the Old Capital Building in Iowa City, Iowa.

* Many of my weather photos have been featured on a local TV station Channel 13 (WHO) out of Des Moines, Iowa.

*  I have won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the Iowa Aviation Photography contest.  A few of my photos have been featured in the    Iowa Aviation Calendars.

*  Second place in the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association) Yearly Photo Contest

*  Third place at the Iowa State Fair--Photo Contest

The link below is where you can view some of my photos that I have taken.  Check the prices link for cost of prints.  Thank you.


Contact Information



Postal address

1314 Barkley Ct, Ames, Iowa 50010

Electronic mail

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