An editor takes a flight over the area, returning with these aerial views of the community.
Satellite views of the neighborhood on MapQuest or Google Maps are great, but they aren't updated often enough to keep track of what's happening in our community. So when I was offered the chance to hop in a small Cessna single propeller airplane for an aerial tour, I grabbed my camera and headed out. These photos are only a week old, so the views of the Avalon development and a few other locations are much closer to today's reality than many of those satellite images in the popular mapping programs. I've added in a few photos from above Adairsville to show the tornado devastation, but visit the photo gallery on Cartersville Patch to see more.