It was taken on Jan. 12, 2012, at Lauberhorn in Wengen, Switzerland, and shows a TV drone (not a quadricopter but a 8-rotor robocopter or a “Octocopter”) flying beside Canada’s Erick Guay during the second practice of the men’s Alpine skiing World Cup downhill race.
Image credit: Reuters
Once helicopters were dispatched to provide TV coverage of the most important events. Today, such job is performed by UFO-like mini ‘bots like the one depicted below.
Image credit: AP Photo/Keystone, Alessandro Della Bella
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.
The new digitally engineered Boeing Loyal Wingman UAV went from design to the first flight in just three years. Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) announced on March 1, 2021, that the Loyal […]
TV coverage of sport events once relied on helicopters. Today, live video is provided by cameras carried by micro-drones like the one depicted in the image below. Used to film auto or skiing races, such […]
Wow, that is just very cool!