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RichJ53
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Hi everyone, this was a special day in Ashland Oregon. I was asked to film using my drone of the airport operations during the 26th annual Airport Day. We set up communication's with the airman flying this event and my drone was located in an special designated area. Safety was paramount and we all worked together for this successful day.

Erickson Air-Crane flew the Sikorsky S-64 Sky-crane with water drop that is used supporting forest fires for all West Coast States. Helicopter and airplane rides were also happening for the Kids and Adults.
The airshow director asked for some samples of our work so.... I just did some quick edits on the DJI GO 4 app with links to Skypixel from my iPad...  he was blown away.  So it looks like we will be doing more in the future   Of course, the 4K videos are spectacular and will be provided to the customer.

Sikorsky S-64 Sky-crane
General characteristics
  • Crew: 3 (pilot, co-pilot), plus one engineer or rear-facing observer
  • Capacity: up to 5 total persons
  • Payload: 20,000 lb (9,072 kg)
  • Length: 70 ft 3 in (21.41 m (fuselage))
  • Rotor diameter: 72 ft 0 in (21.95 m)
  • Height: 18 ft 7 in (5.67 m)
  • Disc area: 4070 ft² (378.1 m²)
  • Empty weight: 19,234 lb (8,724 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 42,000 lb (19,050 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney JFTD12-4A (T73-P-1) turboshaft engines, 4,500 shp (3,555 kW) each

Performance
  • Maximum speed: 109 knots (126 mph, 203 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 91 knots (105 mph, 169 km/h)
  • Range: 200 nmi (230 mi, 370 km) max fuel and reserves
  • Rate of climb: 1,330 ft/min (6.75 m/s)


This video is preview sample of some of the activities I was able to capture with the Inspire 2.

Rich






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6-3 09:28
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Hello and good day RichJ53. Thank you for sharing these wonderful information and your great experience in creating these magnificent event video. Congratulations and two thumbs up. Have a safe and happy flying always.
6-3 09:56
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DJI Stephen Posted at 6-3 09:56
Hello and good day RichJ53. Thank you for sharing these wonderful information and your great experience in creating these magnificent event video. Congratulations and two thumbs up. Have a safe and happy flying always.

Hi Stephen,
Thank you for the kind words. This truly was a fantastic experience. Even in high winds the Inspire 2 holds a solid line.

PS, I wish you could show the video cover when linking from Skypixel. Possibly I did something wrong on my post.?

Have a great day
Rich
6-3 10:27
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REALLY COOL, Rich! It is amazing that they let you come and play with them Great picture and nice video! Safety First! Ken.
6-3 11:54
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Highasakite Posted at 6-3 11:54
REALLY COOL, Rich! It is amazing that they let you come and play with them  Great picture and nice video! Safety First! Ken.

Thank you...

Yes, this was a great opportunity and Lots of people came over after our flights asking lots of drone questions, giving me a way to talk about drones with a positive spin  

Rich
6-3 20:04
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Oh, what a magnificent piece of machinery is that! Congrats for being involved in such a show.

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6-3 20:53
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Nice work! Glad you can film the airport operations during the 26th annual Airport Day. Thanks for sharing.
6-4 00:44
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Great footage
6-4 03:24
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Thanks for sharing
6-4 05:34
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Montfrooij
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Looking forward to seeing the real footage!
6-4 05:58
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Montfrooij Posted at 6-4 05:58
Looking forward to seeing the real footage!

Thank you.... I hope that I can get permission to post the other material in full resolution  

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6-4 08:58
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Matthew Dobrski Posted at 6-3 20:53
Oh, what a magnificent piece of machinery is that! Congrats for being involved in such a show.

Matthew.

Hi Matthew

Thank you for your kind words      So the winds were gusting up to about 18mph and we had to stay inside the designated safety zone. My Inspire 2 was solid as a rock.... only the pilot making any framing mistakes.  But as you know, there has been much talk about the Inspire 2 drifting around and not holding position.  Some of the official's watching commented on the stability and precision of my drone. I hope with will have positive results with the aviation community. Also, it helps when you are a retired pilot and can pitch the appropriate information to the flight director of the event.   

Look forward to you postings some of your shots this summer!

Rich
6-4 09:07
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DJI Panda Posted at 6-4 00:44
Nice work! Glad you can film the airport operations during the 26th annual Airport Day. Thanks for sharing.

Thank you Panda!!  


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6-4 09:08
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Highasakite Posted at 6-3 11:54
REALLY COOL, Rich! It is amazing that they let you come and play with them  Great picture and nice video! Safety First! Ken.

Thank you Ken!

Hope you are doing well

Rich
6-4 09:09
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Thank you all... I really appreciate the support.

All the best
Rich
6-4 09:10
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RichJ53 Posted at 6-3 10:27
Hi Stephen,
Thank you for the kind words. This truly was a fantastic experience. Even in high winds the Inspire 2 holds a solid line.

You are very much welcome Rich and you are definitely correct. Have a safe and happy flying always.
6-4 10:53
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RichJ53 Posted at 6-4 08:58
Thank you.... I hope that I can get permission to post the other material in full resolution  

Rich

Hope so too!
Maybe only on this forum (like via youtube, but not public)
So the exposure is minimal
6-4 11:04
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RichJ53 Posted at 6-4 09:08
Thank you Panda!!  

You are welcome
6-4 22:07
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Good job man, someday ill go to Ashland!!
6-5 13:11
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ManaRam Posted at 6-5 13:11
Good job man, someday ill go to Ashland!!

Thank you

Ashland is a very beautiful small city in the foothills of Southern Oregon. The community rallies behind the local activities. This was truly a fun event to be apart of!

Rich
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RichJ53 Posted at 6-4 09:10
Thank you all... I really appreciate the support.

All the best

You're welcome
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