Drone News Roundup: Loch Ness Monster Spotted in Drone Footage, Miami Dolphins Cinewhoop, and More!
BY Zacc Dukowitz1 October 2021
This week we’re covering a story about a British man finding a huge underwater creature in his drone footage, which some say could be the Loch Ness Monster.
We’re also covering a cinewhoop tour of the Miami Dolphins’ training complex, a rescue mission to find a missing elderly person at night in which a drone played a crucial role, a beautiful drone video shot in a national park in Utah, and news that Sony’s first drone is finally for available for pre-order.
Now let’s get to the links!
Loch Ness Monster Spotted in 4K Drone Footage
Photo credit: New York Post
A British man on a paddling trip to raise money for charity may have captured drone footage of the Loch Ness monster. Richard Mavor didn’t even notice the giant underwater shape when he first posted the footage to his YouTube account—it was only when someone commented “4 mins waters edge, the ripples look like Nessie,” that he began looking into it. He was skeptical at first, but the more he reviewed the footage, the more he couldn’t find another explanation for what he was seeing. Could he have captured proof of the Loch Ness Monster’s existence?
Miami Dolphins Join Cinewhoop Craze with Video Showing Tour of Training Complex
We heard you guys like drone videos.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) August 25, 2021
At just over three minutes, this cinewhoop shot at the Miami Dolphins’ training complex is on the longer side for the genre, but it’s well worth watching the whole thing. In smooth, expertly piloted shots the video takes us on a full tour of the complex, starting outside its doors, going over the football field, and then zooming through the complex’s offices. The video has already racked up almost 400,000 views—check it out to see a great example of the power of FPV.
Police Find Elderly Missing Man with Help of Drone
Police used a drone recently to find an elderly man at night in Pueblo, Colorado. The man had gone missing from a senior living facility. He was last seen at 10 p.m., and police were worried that he might not make it through the night if they couldn’t find him. According to police, the drone was crucial in the search effort. In a statement, the Pueblo Police Department said, “The use of the drone proved to be invaluable, as the male was approximately 300 yards from the road in thick vegetation.”
Beautiful 8K Drone Footage from Manti-La Sal National Forest
Last week we shared a drone video shot in Sedona, Arizona, which is one of the stops we took on a recent road trip. This week we’re sharing another stunning video from the southwest, this time with shots from the Manti-La Sal National Forest in Utah. One thing that struck us when we were in this area was how dramatically the landscape can change in just a short distance. This video does a great job showcasing these changes, and all the varied beauty of the area.
Sony’s First Drone, the Airpeak S1, Is Now Available for Pre-Order
Sony’s new Airpeak S1—the company’s very first drone—is now available for pre-order in Japan, with pre-orders opening up soon in the U.S. The drone has been making headlines since it was first unveiled at CES at the start of this year. The Airpeak S1 will sell for somewhere between $9,000 and $10,000, but this price tag is just for the drone. According to what we’ve read, the gimbal, lens, and camera will all require additional purchases.
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