Four mile drone flight captures stunning rainbow footage

DavidMcNabPublished: June 4, 2017Updated: June 5, 20173,440 views
Published: June 4, 2017Updated: June 5, 2017

When a rainbow appeared in the distance near Millbrook, Ontario, it was a great opportunity to get the drone in the air to capture the spectacle. This Phantom 3 was launched from a backyard in the middle of farm country and taken to a height of 220m (660 feet) for a flight that went over 3.2km (2 miles) in the direction of the rainbow. Farmland passed beneath and a distant Rice Lake came into view before it was time to turn around for the 2 mile trip back. The pilot hit the "return to home" button and anxiously waited while the quadcopter turned and headed back to its takeoff point. As it returned, it filmed a spectacular sunset in the west; a two for one flight. Because the drone had been out of sight for so long and was farther away than it had ever flown, this operator was very nervous about whether he would ever see it again. Eventually, the whine of the propellers coming from the east reassured our pilot that all was ok. What was captured was some truly gorgeous footage.

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