A short trip video filmed followimg my trip to the beautiful and drone target rich Scotland!! What a place!! What stunning views!!! Despite all the stuff I caught and filmed, I still need to go back and catch more!!
Lucky catches: The steam train on the Glenfinnan Viaduct (Harry Potter rules!!) and the Kelpies in amazing early morning light to name but two!!
Great video, very professional editing. What software did you use? Also, like Borg42 I was wondering about permissions. I have found myself in trouble a couple of times flying/filming in locations I wasn’t aware I needed permission to do so.
Quick question, nice video but the horses at the end, are they lit purple at night. I only ask because I pass them every time I have a delivery to Falkirk! (And they impress )”
They do light them up but I wasnt avble to film that due to timing. They are gorgeous.
Great video. What reaction did you get flying at the Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies? Did you just fly or seek permission? Have thought about doing the same myself."
I used the CAA app to ensure I wasn’t in breach of anything legal wise. On site I walked around them first and checked for any signage - there was none at either location. Scots Canals are very drone friendly on their website and ask you to be mindful of other users and crowds and infrastructure so with all this in mind I flew early AM and legally covered as far as I could check and got what I needed. My only run in was with a mental staff member at the Kelpies who insisted my chinook sized drone was a danger to the crowds (mini 2 with my GF being the only person on site). He seemed more intent on yelling at me than listening to my explanation of the CAA rules so I ignored him and let him yell. He did scream at me that were signs everywhere expressly forbidding drones but as there weren’t I figured he was just one of THOSE people.
Superb video How did you manage to get an empty Eilean Donan Castle, it’s normally crawling with tourists?”
The Castle is very pro drone. Despite a sign saying NO DRONES it adds that this is between 0900-1700 when it’s busy. It’s all good via the CAA app requiring you only to take caution over the Marine area and the Highlands. I flew at 0800 while the sun went up hence it’s empty.
Thank you!! I edit on my 27’ 2019 Imac using Final Cut Pro and then when it’s al done I make it sensibly sized for uploading using Compressor. As for permission I use the CAA app and the 500m distance to my advantage. As per the Kelpies madman some people either don’t like drones or just like screaming till their heads turn purple so I ensure there’s no enforceable signage and that I’m legal and I’ll plot up away from nosefaces and do my thing. Glenfinnan is like that - flyable but marked up like its not (it is) with a £10 flying fee (don’t pay it, it can’t be enforced.) All you have to be aware of is the actual laws - in that case - stay 50m away from the railways and don’t overfly it. Job done.