As the Propeller Spins

Nelson Ghost Town, NAB & Valley of Fire

Posted by Adele Scholl on 4/25/2016
Nelson Ghost Town, NAB & Valley of Fire
Despite gusty winds, the Aerial Videography Field Workshop taking place in the picturesque desert landscapes surrounding the old mining town of Nelson, NV, was a huge success. Participants had the opportunity to enhance their skills as advanced pilots under the guidance of some of the top aerial videography instructors and seasoned drone pilots in the U.S. The instructors helped participants master drone flying and gave one-on-one advice on how to get the most out of your hobby or commercial aerial production experience.

After the ghost we were all involved in the NAB show, it was great to put faces to names that we work with. Meeting new clients and vendors greatly expanded our network of contacts in the UAS industry.

Friday morning we left the bright lights of the city and headed to The Valley of Fire, where we met up with Mark, April & Travis from Extreme Aerial Productions. Winds were over 25 mph The Freefly Systems Alta 6 & Alta 8 showed robust performance flying steady engulfed by blue sky and beautiful red rocks. Our Alta 8 and Alta 6 systems transmit Full HD long-range video downlink from Connex wireless system to our SmallHD monitors. We also tested out the Hoodman's new Drone Landing Pad. It was rock solid, did not move from the high winds from the Valley of Fire or the down drafts from the Alta 8.

Check out their demo reel. We are excited to see what they can do with their newly acquired Alta 6 platform.

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