For those of us that don’t live in locations that are prone to tornadoes, it can be difficult to imagine what they’re really like. Sure, many of us saw the 1996 movie Twister, but that’s just a movie, right? Surely it’s not that bad in real life? Well, this footage, apparently shot with a lowly DJI Mavic Air 2 by Tornado chaser Reed Timmer shows that yeah, they’re pretty bad.
I suppose it makes sense that you’d chase tornadoes with a relatively inexpensive drone like the DJI Mavic Air 2. After all, they can be so unpredictable with wind speeds so insane that your drone could be whisked away in an instant, never to be seen again. You wouldn’t want that to happen to a $10K drone! The tornado captured here is said to have had winds of between 136-165 miles per hour and you can see what it’s doing to the houses in real-time.