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UK Flooding British Army Aerial Footage

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by AMKings, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. AMKings

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    Thought I'd share our video with you all. Thank you to everyone who makes these forums interesting, enjoyable and factual.
    Turn the volume up and enjoy..

    http://youtu.be/qy7I_n3DJtI


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  2. Skipholiday

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    sweet,, thanks for sharing
     
  3. Scottrod

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    Very nice.
     
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    Not too nice for us who actually live in somerset - we have friends who have not been able to return to their homes for the last 6 weeks and we narrowly avoided flooding also !
     
  6. AMKings

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    Couldn't agree more! It's absolutely devastating and I truly hope recedes soon! Please see the link below;

    viewtopic.php?t=8727


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  7. pyrophantom

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    Thanks for that, this is more appropriate than the common flood tourist footage posted from people sitting in their warm dry sunny homes who do not appreciate or share the sheer devastation we have down here, so its good to see UAVs being used to assist the relief effort and positive to see how such aircraft can help the work being done by the army in information gathering.

    Well done m8
     
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    Nice vid (and sorry for the problems you guys are having there with the wild climate changes) ... but was waiting for them to do something really helpful in the clip and it just ended ?? .... looked eerily like a US short clip of the "Apocalypse Now" river scenes, shot in the UK instead of Vietnam ??
     
  9. pyrophantom

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    Thanks for the comments - the footage has at least helped the army identify quickly areas that needed to be pumped as a priority which is a view that is hard to obtain from a boat and can really only be appreciated from the air and fairly close up whilst allowing local people to be able to point out certain things with local knowledge.

    we have had better weather this last week or so and the massive pumps brought in from Holland have been working to reduce the water levels but it will take some time yet before people can return home.
     
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    Good to see things from a different perspective than what they're showing us here on the news, nicely done. BTW it may have let up over there, but it's finally made its way over here; we're expecting lots of mud & flooding after the long drought.

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  11. pyrophantom

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    Yes strange the way certain news events make the headlines as the only weather reporting about the USA recently has been about the cold and snow events caused by the same positioning of the Jetstream as has caused our weather, but sounds like you had it bad as well in different ways ??

    It is an interesting take on how quads and other small UAVs can assist in getting accurate local knowledge to the relief agencies though.