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We Were In The News Today

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by FloridaDroneLLC, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. FloridaDroneLLC

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    (I posted this on the InspirePilots forum also)
    We were in the local news today for flying our drones doing search and rescue operations. We were looking for the two boys lost at sea, Austin and Perry. We posted a very short 30 second video on youtube and suddenly got hit with a bunch of phone calls from news stations wanting to use the video. We ended up with only 9 flights with the two drones because of weather difficulties (wind and rain). It was nice to be recognized for our efforts and to help the drone reputation. We know that a few news stations in south Florida and two more in Central Florida ran the video on television and mentioned our business name. We were told that CBS news ran the video also, but we haven't seen it. It's really a "nothing" video, but they liked it. We later uploaded another video that was about 4 1/2 minutes long. It took hours to go through all the video because we recorded the entire time. Just to make things clear, we did coordinate with the Air Traffic Control Tower prior to, during and after we finished. They knew exactly where we were, kept other aircraft away from us and advised the sheriffs department of our activities. The search area for us was just over 1 mile off shore and about 1 1/2 miles to the north and south of our launch point. We used the Phantom 3 Pro and also the Inspire 1.

     
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  2. Patricio

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    Good work!!!
     
  3. FloridaDroneLLC

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    Very nicely done! I just hope they find those boys alive and well. With this much time having passed, the likelihood of them being found well is diminished. :(
     
  5. FloridaDroneLLC

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    It's been 5 1/2 days since they went missing. The chances of survival are getting very slim now, but there is still hope. We may be going out again today to help again with the search. We can only cover a very small area, but it's better than nothing.
     
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