I shot this footage at Racton Monument, near Chichester, West Sussex ( you may have seen it is the openings sequences of Tony Robinson’s drone series recently). I was flying my Mavic Air to do some test shots as I want to do a a combination of internal and external.
This is one of my first attempts and creating video from my footage as I have been struggling to learn this media format, having only every working with stills previously. I know is showing some stutter which I think must be because I was not using ND filters and was at 60fps. I was mainly looking for still photo shots, when this Chinook came and invaded my airspace! I thought it was worth posting as it had this unexpected additional content.
To confirm that this in a location that is well out of restricted air space!
As I was flying near the monument I heard the noise of the Chinook coming close, so I kept low and moved my drone in nearer to the the monument at trees to stay safe. I was not sure which direction it would come and did not want to inadvertently fly into its path. This was just as well as, had I tried to return the naive Air back to my location, I could have gone into the helicopters path as it circled the monument at low level between the drone and my location, some 300 meters away.
I then brought the Mavic Air back in time to take some more photos as the Chinook flew near the monument twice more, but with my handheld camera!!! I have to say that you often see Chinooks flying in the area but I have never seen one that low. A resident for the nearby village saw me later taking photographs as the Chinook hover above the monument and said it had been so low earlier that it had shaken their cottage windows.