The history of R.B. Queern & Co. follows a line of handymen that stretches back to the company’s founder, Edward Brooks, who started delivering oil to homes by horse-drawn wagon in the early 20th century. Edward handed the business down to his son and then his grandson, who currently operates the 24-hour heating-system repair and maintenance business. Home heating has come a long way since Edward’s day: the company now offers a wide array of services for air conditioners, water heaters, and radiators, all performed by licensed and certified technicians.
As an aerial photographer, it makes sense for Jeff Codman to pilot a Robinson R44 Raven. The viper-red aircraft affords him unlimited freedom of movement, nearly 360-degree visibility, and the ability to hover and swoop like a hummingbird as he dips 100 feet above the earth to snap shots of sailboats, unusual toupees, and ocean-side mansions.
Now, with Bird's Eye View Helicopters’ tours, Mr. Codman grants guests the same breathtaking aerial views in the helicopter that he’s enjoyed for more than 20 years. The Fall Foliage tour transports guests over a patchwork quilt of red and orange foliage, and the Island Tour traces a route above Ocean Drive and historic lighthouses. Mr. Codman even lets amateur pilots take the reins during a 25-minute introductory flight.