Drone News Roundup: Drone Videos of Tropical Places, FAA’s Remote ID Rule, and More!

BY Zacc Dukowitz
1 January 2021

This week we’re sharing some of our favorite drone videos of tropical places to help you stay warm during these cold winter days, which you’ll see listed below.

We’re also covering the FAA’s two new rules (one on Remote ID and one on night ops + flying over people), as well as news of successful VC funding rounds for both Iris Automation and Flyability.

Now on to the videos and links!

Our Favorite Tropical Drone Videos

Cold getting to you? Watch these drone videos featuring tropical places to help you warm up.

1. Fly Away to a Tropical Island!

4K Video Ultra HD - Fly Away to a Tropical Island!


  • Drone info: DJI Mavic 2 Pro
  • Location(s): Playa Colorado, Playa Preciosa, Playa Grande (all in the Dominican Republic)
  • Created by: LoungeV Films (follow them on YouTube)

2. Above the Fiji Islands

"Above the Fiji Islands" Aerial Nature Relaxation™ 4K UHD Ambient Film w/ Music for Stress Relief


  • Drone info: DJI Inspire 1
  • Location(s): Bounty Island, Kuata Island, Waya Lei Lei, Nanuku Island, Nacula Island, and the Blue Lagoon (all in Fiji)
  • Created by: Nature Relaxations Films (follow them on YouTube)
  • Music: Custom score by Darshan Ambient (Michael Allison)

3. The Seychelles Islands – Drone 4K

The Seychelles Islands - Drone 4K


  • Drone info: DJI Phantom 4 Pro
  • Location(s): Various locations in Seychelles Islands
  • Created by: LiveKlic Réunion (follow them on YouTube)
  • Music: “With U” by Kindred

4. Islands of the Caribbean

【4K】🌴 8 HOUR DRONE FILM: «Islands of the Caribbean» Ultra HD 🔥 Relaxation Music for 2160p Ambient TV


  • Location(s): Various locations in the Caribbean—Martinique, Puerto Rico, Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Guadeloupe, Sint Maarten and Saint-Martin, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana
  • Created by: One Man Wolf Pack (follow them on YouTube)

5. Flying Over Bermuda

FLYING OVER BERMUDA (4K UHD Version!) Ambient Aerial/Drone Film + Music by Nature Relaxation™


  • Drone info: DJI Inspire 1
  • Location(s): Horseshoe Bay, Warwick Long Bay, Jobson’s Cove, Vixen shipwreck, Horseshoe Bay, Scaur, Ely’s Harbor, Daniel’s Head, Cavello Bay, Somerset, Cambridge Beaches (all in Bermuda)
  • Created by: Nature Relaxations Films (follow them on YouTube)
  • Music: Original scores by the Cynic Project, Frantz Amathy, Travis Revell, Adi Goldstein & Ocean Starfield

FAA Releases Much-Anticipated Rules on Remote ID and Flying at Night/Over People

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This week the FAA announced the release of two new rules, one on Remote ID and one on flying over people.

More on these new rules over here.

Iris Automation and Flyability Close Out 2020 with Successful Fundraising Rounds

Photo credit: Flyability

Some good news on the VC funding front came out just as the year was winding to a close. Iris Automation, maker of collision-avoidance technology to enable BVLOS operations, has raised $13 million in a Series B fundraising round. And Flyabilty, maker of the Elios 1 and 2 drones for indoor inspections, successfully raised 7 million Euros (about $8.5 million U.S.) in a Series C fundraising round. Given what a tough year it’s been, this news is especially remarkable—follow the link below to get Sally French’s take on how this news is a positive sign for the drone industry as a whole.


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