|Tricky landing a drone on a ship|
|Leave the drones to the pros|
There are plenty of good reasons not to try to fly a drone during totality:
|Drones and Eclipses do not mix!|
2) Might block view of others.
3) Could crash and cause major problems.
4) Drone based cameras are looking at the ground, not the eclipse.
The best use of a drone during a solar eclipse is to capture an image of the crowd before and/or after totality. During totality, keep it on the ground!
If you are a pro drone driver then you should know all the safety rules and considerations. Keep the drone away from large crowds (photograph from a distance), don't try a fly over during totality, be respectful of others, and double or triple check your equipment before use.
In preparation for the 2016 TSE, Paul D Maley and RING OF FIRE EXPEDITIONS have been preparing to try a drone launch from a ship near Guam. He has been working on this plan for over a year and has put together a solution that should work - provided the weather is cooperative. We are all looking forward to the results he gets!
|During the excitement of totality the wrong button was pushed|