Drones and The USA

The first drone video – Rural USA from Above

Before leaving I decided to treat myself to a new toy, a DJI Spark drone. I hoped to film lots of exciting things as I travelled across the states both to help me remember what I have done and also to share with you guys what is happening.

One thing I didn’t count on was the restrictions in place to prevent drones being used!

No Drone Zone sign at Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls – No Drone Zone

I knew places such as New York City and Niagara Falls would likely restrict use but it turns out to also be banned at all National Parks, most State Parks, within 5 miles of an airport, near any school, prison, police station, hospital… Well it turns out you can’t really use it anywhere!

What this means is I haven’t had anywhere near the opportunity to use it that I was hoping. I have tried to put the best examples of where I could use it into a short video at the top of this post.

I will continue trying to use it wherever possible whilst also trying to avoid being fined or arrested – the whole purpose of this trip being to Escape Custody after all!

Let me know what you think of the video, any suggestions are always welcome as this is my first attempt at editing something like this together. I already have some ideas for what I would like to do next.

Whilst writing this I have now made it as far as Texas. If you are interested you can see a map of my journey so far at https://escapefromcustody.com/my-journey/ along with some facts about my progress.

Eye in the Sky. Also check out the sporty Kia that has done nearly 6,000 miles!

One thought on “Drones and The USA

  1. Garg July 7, 2019 / 2:25 am

    Excellent drone footage Gregory, what fantastic landscapes you are experiencing

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