A storm chaser sent a drone after a Tornado and the footage is amazing

May 1, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

A storm chaser sent a drone after a Tornado and the footage is amazing

May 1, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Extreme weather is always a fascinating subject to study and photograph. As dangerous as it can be, there’s something very intriguing and beautiful about it, not to mention incredibly impressive. Mother nature has a lot of power at her disposal.

One thing a lot of people try to film or photograph is tornadoes. And chasing them can be extremely dangerous. So, why not send a drone in to do it for you? Brandon Clement from WXChasing sent a drone after a Tornado near Sulphur, Oklahoma, and the resulting footage is just amazing.

Plenty of people have sent drones up to get a view of tornadoes in the past, but I’ve never seen one track a tornado for such a length of time, and so clearly. The wind conditions surrounding tornadoes, while not quite as extreme as on the inside, are still pretty turbulent. A wider, uncropped view was also posted to WXChasing’s page on Facebook.

It’s an impressive display of flying, and impressive drone to be able to safely keep up with it, too. Not to mention the impressive display of weather.

The make and model of the drone were not mentioned.

I’m not sure I’d risk sending my drone up to follow a tornado. Would you?

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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9 responses to “A storm chaser sent a drone after a Tornado and the footage is amazing”

  1. John Andrew Avatar
    John Andrew

    It’s where I’d like to send a lot of drones!

  2. Don Pierson Avatar
    Don Pierson

    Mini drones :)

  3. Wiley Quixote Avatar
    Wiley Quixote

    wind powered!

  4. Don Pierson Avatar
    Don Pierson

    Cool footage indeed and it doesn’t appear that the tornado was that intensive

  5. David Mary Dunks Avatar
    David Mary Dunks

    Thought the same thing about the drone. Lol

  6. Jim Stone Avatar
    Jim Stone

    That’s what insurance is for. Awesome!

  7. Keith Jacobs Avatar
    Keith Jacobs

    I’d be okay with sending your drone up.

  8. Ninos Nashat Avatar
    Ninos Nashat

    What drone?

  9. jason bourne Avatar
    jason bourne

    “Absolutely Insane Drone Footage of Oklahoma Tornado”

    Wow, talk about hyperbole.