REVIEW: FLYING DJI’S INSPIRE 1 IN THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR EXCLUSION ZONE

From my recent review on Newsshooter.com

 

I was the first person to take a drone (my very first, a DJI S-800) into the Chernobyl Nuclear Exclusion Zone nearly four years ago. The idea came after my first expedition in 2011 when I was able to get rare permission for a helicopter flight in the Zone. The helicopter flight was fantastic, but we could not get close enough to the reactor complex and the abandoned city of Pripyat to really get the kind of images I wanted.

So the quest to find a better way to capture images started. I returned to Atlanta and discovered Atlanta Hobbyand UAV Experts. Cliff Whitney, president and owner of both operations was fantastic in providing the guidance, knowledge and products necessary to help me make the first drone flight in Chernobyl (and subsequent first drone crash in Chernobyl). Four years later DJI have released their newest professional-level drone, the Inspire 1, and I decided to take one with me to Chernobyl to capture truly unique footage in 4k. The technology and capabilities of this new aircraft make those early drones look like the original Wright brothers’ flyer.

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