GADC Pilots' Calendar Competition - October - Winner Announced!

Nights drawing in, temperatures dropping, clocks going back and hyperactive kids on a sugar rush perpetuating a horrendous American consumer tradition. It must be October!

Your task, if you care to accept it, is to illustrate one aspect of the month of October by posting your best image in this thread. The (seldom read, oft-ignored) rules are below:

GADC Pilots’ Calendar 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 criterion may not be entered into the poll for the winners. That means images noticeably higher than a normal person’s eyeline, 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. Landowners’ 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

The weather isn’t helping. Just a snap from a test flight from me:

Matrice 210 / Z30 Chichester Harbour entrance15:20 09/10/23


Bainbridge, North Yorkshire, 23/10/2023 13.53, DJI Air 3


Wigg Island, Runcorn,
22nd October 2023, 7.15am
Air 3


Location: Westmill Wind Farm, Oxfordshire
Time and date: 29/10/2023 @ 2.45 pm
Aircraft/camera used: DJI Air 3

Westmill is a working organic farm. The Westmill Wind Farm Co-op was the first 100% community owned onshore wind farm to be built in the south of England. The five turbine site at Watchfield, Swindon, SN6 8TH was commissioned in March 2008.


Location: Bothwell, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date/Time: 27/10/2023 16:04
Mavic 3 Classic

Bothwell Castle by the banks of the River Clyde near Bothwell in South Lanarkshire.



I was messing about with some images what I took up at Rivvy, this one was taken at first light of the Pigeon tower I thought it had a little Halloween to it so here it is :man_shrugging:

Drone Air 2s
Time 0721
date 071023
Location The Pigeon Tower, Rivington, Bolton.


My entry

Ribblesdale Viaduct dodging the rain 29 Oct 23 at @1230hrs with mini 3 Pro
3 bracketed JPG because using my steam driven laptop with Ps Elements 6 and this must look rubbish! :joy: :joy:


This is my entry
DJI Mini 3 Pro
Autumnal trees.


This is my entry
Mavic 3 classic
26,10,23 @ 11 am hours ish
westmill windfarm Oxfordshire
30 images stacked
My theme was a wet windy & a moody October


Vote for the image that you think best illustrates October.Open to all GADC members. The poll closes at 22:00 on Thursday November 2nd.


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The November competition can be found here

The winner of our penultimate round is John Carroll @Drumsagard with a shot of the medieval ruins of
Bothwell Castle above the banks of the River Clyde near Bothwell in South Lanarkshire.

Congratulations to John and to everyone for braving the weather and finding the time to create some excellent images.

Please note, not only are the days shorter in November, the competition is shorter too, it ends on the 18th - so hurry to grab some pictures as soon as the storms are passed!



Mmm got 9 likes but 0% votes :rofl:

Thanks for the votes guys :blush:

Well done Drumsagard. Can’t believe I came equal second with Kirky :+1::+1::+1:

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Oh yeah, Well done John :wave:

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Well done John @Drumsagard - great capture :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Cheers guys @JockyB @Raider @Jhdee :+1:

Well done everyone. Great photos. :+1: