The flooding currently being experienced in Southern England has highlighted the potential for drone journalism. High profile BBC news program, Panorama will feature footage taken by AerialVue. A Lancashire based CAA approved aerial work company was given short notice and a deadline.
Dave Halton writing to sUAS News:-
“We got a call last Wednesday to see if we could fly for Panorama for their latest programme about the flooding. It was all a bit hectic as we only got the green light on Friday afternoon. The weather forecast was awful for Saturday but the team were in a bit of a flap as it’s scheduled for tonight. The forecast for Sunday was perfect but cutting it very short for the production team.
We filmed Saturday evening as the sun set and was up at dawn on top of Burrow Mump . With a full moon it was a very eerie and quite emotional sight, although to put the whole thing into perspective it is of course nothing in comparison to the floods faced by billions of people in other countries every year. We finished up by 2pm on Sunday and got the rushes to Bristol who in turn sent them over to Belfast where I am sure the team have worked through the night and will be on it right up to airing.”
The programme goes out tonight 17th Feb at 8.30 on BBC!