GADC Calendar Pilots Competition - March


GADC Calendar Pilots Competition - March

Welcome to the competition with a simple aim - to create the picture showing the highest standard of aerial photography to grace the GADC Drone Pilots’ Calendar. The images need to illustrate the essence of the month of March, a month named after the Roman god of war, that contains, amongst many others, Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, World Book Day, Earth Hour, UK No Smoking Day and, of course. the Vernal Equinox.

So with those ideas, plus the traditional gambolling lambs, mad hares and spring flowers and foilage gracing the landscape, there should be plenty to seed your fertile minds. Get out into the freah air and being back something beautiful!

GADC Calendar Pilots Competition - Rules

The requirement is to submit a still image in landscape format that illustrates the month in the competition title. The competition is open from 00:01 on the first day to 22:00 on the last day of each month and images for that month must be captured and posted within that time period

The image must obviously be taken by a drone in flight, images that the committee consider do not meet this condition will not be entered into the poll for the winners. That means images noticeably higher than a normal person’s eye line, please.

Editing is confined to colour and exposure adjustments and crop only. There must be no removal or pasting of an object.

You can create as many images as you wish and submit them in separate posts in this thread. However, only one image of any one subject will be accepted for judging. If you are making multiple entries please indicate which one you wish to be your competition entry before the end of the month otherwise the last image you have posted will be used. Basically, if you have a selection of images illustrating the subject, have the courage of your convictions, exercise your editorial judgement and post only the one that you think is best

Images must be posted with the following information as a minimum:

Time and date
Aircraft/camera used
Feel free to add any further information that you think will be of interest

Images will be judged by the members of GADC who may vote for a single image by means of an anonymous poll open for two days after the last day of each month.

Voting in the poll is open to all GADC members, whether they have entered the competition or not.

You may vote for only one of the entries. DO NOT vote for your own, you may be excluded from entering the competition again,

In the event of a tie a second, single-choice poll for the disputed images only, open for 24 hours and open to all will decide the winner

Further information or the original media may be requested by the judges in case of a dispute.

Entrants are encouraged to add their images to Drone Scene if the flight will be of interest to other pilots. Accompanying notes regarding the TOAL point, access and parking plus any further local information will be appreciated.

Have Fun! Be Safe!

All flights are the sole responsibility of the individual conducting them. Each competitor must abide by the drone code and adhere to the limitations and restrictions imposed upon them by aviation law, the aircraft being used and the qualifications they hold. Landowner’s wishes and permissions must be respected and adhered to. If a flight is undertaken in a restricted zone proof of permission having been granted is required.

The committee reserve the right to modify these rules at any time and for any reason


March maybe
Hose hill lakes reading
Original was done on the date above, I’ve just slightly changed the colours, now showing todays date in my files


Well reminded @Kirky

Potentially might fall foul of my own bitching that this potentially isn’t obviously taken by a drone!

Oozells Square, Birmingham
19th March
DJI Mini 3 Pro

The early bird catches the worm. The cherry blossom bloom always brings out the crowds to Oozells Square. The blossom had not long started and the word had probably not got out. This was taken at 07:45 on a Sunday morning. The following days the square has been crowded with people taking photos. The building at the back is the Ikon Gallery.


Taken outside Rotherwick - Hampshire,
Taken on 27th March 2023

  • DJI Mini 2
  • 1/1250 sec SS @f2.8, ISO 100:
  • AEB, merged in Lightroom and processed in Photoshop.

The blossom on right and the daffodils says March to me.

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