So it was a busy week for me and by Vision 2+ - some may have seen it on the news here in the states. A microburst came through my home town of Easthampton Mass. on Wednesday 10/8/14 at around 4:45AM. Even though it was about a mile from my house I never heard a thing. That is until I picked up my phone at 6:45AM and had text messages from the Fire Chief (we are friends) saying possibly a tornado hit and several home hit some that I insure (I am local insurance agent) I gathered my camera and Phantom and headed for the scene. After establishing what homes damaged and setting up claims I broke out the Vision for a view from above. As a side note nobody was injured during what turned out to be a microburst with sustained winds at 95-100MPH in a one mile stretch that lasted maybe 45 seconds. I was nervous about flying in the are of Mt. Tom as it has several TV and Radio antennas. I was a good 1/2 mile from them so went for it. I had the fire Chief and MEMA members standing near me to see what they could only imagine as it was just daybreak and no helicopters (eventually about 2 hours later the State Police air-wing arrived) They were amazed how quick and easy it was get the bird in the air. The pictures and the video showed them how far up and how much damage was done. I posted the video to Youtube as well as several photos after landing to FB and Twitter (I help with the Fire departments FB page and posted photos there first) Original video I posted to Youtube - http://youtu.be/JQhHNpZksHc?list=UU_zeN ... G7zQV1iumg After a few hours later I was getting texts, tweets and calls asking to use the video and or an interview. I called back ABC World News and NBC Nightly News and gave them permission to use the video. Was wild to see my name and the clip on National news. I spoke and did interviews with the local news as well. I was surprised at the two tv station. They were side by side shooting the same thing same time. This one was lets say OFF on the footage - Unless I got a magic upgrade you will see MOST of the video is from the State Policy Helicopter. http://www.cbs3springfield.com/story/26 ... st-footage The other station was a little better: http://www.wggb.com/2014/10/09/drone-he ... icroburst/ at least they used the correct video. This local reporter is a friend and did a good job -http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/10/easthampton_videographer_patri.html This one was pretty good -http://www.gazettenet.com/home/13880784-95/video-of-microburst-damage-in-easthampton-shot-by-drone-owned-by-patrick-brough-goes The local radio guys thought it was interesting and gave me a few minutes -http://baxandobrien.rock102.com/podcast/2014/10/patrick-brough-has-a-drone/ - met one of them later and gave a demo and he loved it. Last ABC World News decided to take about a minute of the clip and post on thier FB Page - I was a little tweaked at this but not really. It has over a million views - https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152804722023812 I posted a couple of more videos over the next day or so and some photos: Later that day -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju1yJRvpH24&list=UU_zeNjez5GuP6G7zQV1 I added silly helicopter sound Few days later -http://youtu.be/koMNCXEP22M?list=UU_zeNjez5GuP6G7zQV1iumg Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/63097412@ ... 212951349/ Just thought I would share that MANY people now "love" the drone for this type of thing and others.