I’ve seen several drones – basically, remote control quadricopters with cameras, for you n00bs – up in the skies of Coney Island this summer, so this morning I decided to Google for any videos that have been uploaded.
Sure enough, there are four solid videos from four different drone pilots all filmed this summer. The best by far is the one on top by Eric Alexander, which offers some stunning daytime views and flies, probably irresponsibly, close to the Wonder Wheel.
Here’s a good night time one from David Fitzgerald, taking off on the boardwalk behind MCU Park.
Luna Park filmed their own drone video, capturing construction on the final loop of the new Thunderbolt.
And, finally, Chris Weidner went out on the beach with it in early May, getting some shots of the boardwalk and barren sands.
I, for one, am dying to pick up one of these drones and shoot some of my own videos. Unfortunately, due to some very stupid regulations, you can have a billion amateurs piloting drones in the sky for funsies. But because I’m a reporter, using it in any professional way is at the moment strictly prohibited. Figure that one out.