The Royal Saudi Air Force recently organized a photo shoot of its fighter airplanes. But what’s even more interesting is that there are also a few BTS videos. Saudi journalist Enad al-Otaibi recently tweeted them, so you can see what it looks like to photograph fighter jets mid-flight. Spoiler alert: it looks pretty epic.
This video shows a drone flying dangerously close to military jets
A drone video shared online has caused quite a stir over the past few days. It’s a drone footage showing the US Navy Blue Angels performing a flyover, with the drone flying way too close to the aircraft.
A drone did not collide with Boeing 737 in Mexico, investigation concludes
In December last year, there were reports of a drone colliding with a Boeing 737 in Mexico. These were just the presumptions and the officials were investigating the case. The investigation is now finished, and it turns out that there was no drone after all.
Canada doesn’t ban photographers from airports, they cut holes in the fence for them
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport has recently shown some love for photographers. They have made camera holes in several locations around its perimeter fence so that photographers can they take photos of airplanes without obstacles.
Drone sightings delay over 100 flights at Germany’s busiest airport
As we have seen after Gatwick and Heathrow incidents, drones can cause major chaos when flying near airports. The latest incident happened at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. Drone sightings suspended the airport for an hour this morning, delaying over 100 flights.
Student faces spying charges in Egypt after taking a photo from an airplane
A British student was recently arrested for spying in Egypt after taking photos from an airplane. Reportedly, the 19-year-old Muhammed Fathi Abulkasem was accused of taking a photo of a military helicopter, and he was detained on arrival at Alexandria airport.
DJI calls drone airplane crash video agenda-driven, demands its removal
University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) recently published a video showing what happens when a drone hits the wing of an airplane. DJI claims that the video is unrealistic, misleading, and damaging to the company’s reputation and to the drone industry in general. Consequently, they demand that UDRI withdraws the video immediately.
Sagittarius Rising – Long exposure photography from the stratosphere
One of the most frequently asked questions I get is how I shoot long-exposure photos from the cockpit and how they end up sharp, despite flying at roughly 950kmh / 500kts through the air. I will try to answer that question in more detail, going through the process and challenges step by step. Hopefully it sheds some light (pun intended) on the techniques I use and for the pilot-photographers among us some valuable and easy-to-use tips for your next night-flight.
This is what happens when a drone hits an airplane
We have seen a fantastic visualization that shows us the chaos a single drone can cause when flying near an airport. But what would happen if a drone actually hit an airplane? Researchers at the University of Dayton Research Institute teamed up with Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center to find out. In this video from Aviation International News, you can see what happens to both the drone and the airplane when they collide in mid-air.
Everything you need to know about flying with Li-ion batteries and TSA restrictions
Since the Samsung Galaxy’s exploding battery issue, people have become concerned about flying with Lithium-Ion batteries. TSA has some restrictions when it comes to carrying them on a plane, and it can be confusing and frustrating if you need to travel for a photo shoot. In this video, Jay P. Morgan shares plenty of useful information that will help you prepare your batteries for a flight and arrive happily and safely to your shooting destination.
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