A New York drone pilot used his unmanned aircraft to find a Golden Retriever pup that had been missing for over a week in a wooded area near Andes, NY.
The Saratoga Springs City Council approved a proposal from Big Rock Technologies, a finalist in the NATO Innovation COVID Challenge to make the city testing grounds for contactless delivery of COVID-19 test kits and medications by drone.
On Sunday, first responders found the body of a 20-year-old man who was reported missing on Saturday. The aerial search included drones and helicopters.
On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo welcomed home a team of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers, staff, volunteers, and two drone pilots of the New York Air National Guard, who have been helping battle and contain wildland fires raging in California, Nebraska, and South Dakota for the past two weeks.
A drone delayed the Yankees-Rays baseball game for five minutes after the unmanned aircraft was spotted flying over Yankee stadium.
Now, here’s something worth writing about. This drone video shows the 9/11 Memorial unlike you have never seen before, without people and from the air. The video was made by Kevin P. Coughlin and Jin-Sup Lee from All Island Aerial for the State of New York. It is definitely worth watching as the drone gives an entirely new perspective on a very well known and sacred landmark.
By now, many people will have seen drone videos or photos of the mass burials of unclaimed COVID-19 victims at Hart Island in New York. We reported on that about a week ago, but so did many other news outlets. Today we learn on Instagram that George Steinmetz’s DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone has been confiscated by the New York Police Department (NYPD) after the famous aerial photographer tried to capture some photos of the burial scene on the island.
Article updated on April 17th, 2020 with a comment that Steinmetz provided to DPReview.
In a series of drone portraits, New Yorkers show how while being quarantined they can still be together. Johnny Cirillo flew his drone over parts of Greenpoint and captured the following photos.
Here’s an interesting story. A mysterious drone tells New Yorkers to keep a social distance, but it is not an official NYPD drone. No, this is a drone from the ‘Anti-COVID-19 volunteer drone task force’, which seems to be a non-existent organization. The drone, a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise, tells people in a somewhat crowded Manhattan park to socially distance themselves. Eventhough the message may be appropriate, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has now started an investigation to find out more about this drone flight in New York City.
Remember that TikTok video that went viral last week in which the twenty-year-old freelance photographer Jeremy Cohen shows how he lands a date with a ‘quarantined cutie’ by sending his drone over with his phone number attached? Well, it turns out that maybe that drone date video was not so romantically spontaneous after all.
These drone videos show almost completely deserted streets in major cities around the world. The empty streets are the result of measures to slow down the rapidly spreading Coronavirus and to ‘flatten the curve‘. The aerial footage is shared on social media, YouTube and published by newspapers around the country and in the rest of the world.