Blink: The Northland from above
For as long as I can remember, I always thought it would be fantastic to attach a camera to a remote control airplane or helicopter to be able to capture views of our world from above. With the arrival of drones, this dream is now reality. The News Tribune recently purchased a couple of drones. There are six staff members that are certified or in the process of getting certified by the Federal Aviation Administration for the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones.
Our drones will capture still images and video to accompany stories that we publish. I was the first person certified on our staff, and these are images I captured of our area in the first week of flying our drone. Be sure to check out the companion video I produced on the DNT website. It was an exciting first week of capturing visuals using a drone, and I am looking forward to producing more visual content via drone.