Drone hobbyists show off their breathtaking aerial shots on Dronestagram


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It’s no wonder that humans are fascinated with the bird’s-eye view. High in the sky, even the most immense skyscrapers shrink down to viewable pieces of art, and the tops of buildings turn into a random mosaic pattern. While these images used to be limited to expensive helicopter flyovers done by big-budget Hollywood films, the drone enthusiast community has been capturing photos atop their nimble flying machines for years.

Now there is an online repository to view those high-up sights.

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Dronestagram (not to be confused with the political photography project of the same name by James Bridle) is a combination social network and eye candy source for landscapes captured by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Currently in beta, the French website breaks up the UAV-assisted photographs by content — cityscapes, countryscapes, sports, and even “Crazy Stuff” — and also has a place for amateur photographers. Drone photographers can sign in and upload…

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Media Release: Myall Lakes National Park and Booti Booti National Park


The link below is to a media release concerning park closures in Myall Lakes National Park and Booti Booti National Park, due to the annual Bitou Bush control aerial spraying program.

For more visit:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHmedia13050902.htm

STEVE FOSSETT MYSTERY SOLVED???


A little over a year ago, adventurer Steve Fossett disappeared while on a flight from Nevada in the United States. Now items allegedly belonging to Steve Fossett have been found by a Preston Morrow while hiking through a remote area in California near Mammoth Lakes. The area where the items were found is west of Mammoth Lakes in the Inyo National Forest.

The items included items of ID with Steve Fossett’s name on it, cash and a jumper. The ID included a pilot’s license and a Federal Aviation Administration Identity Card.

The items found on Tuesday the 30th September 2008 have been handed over to police.

A command centre was soon set up at Mammoth Lakes Airport and aerial searches of the area where the items were found carried out. Aircraft wreckage has been found in the area and the wreckage is now being investigated.

Fossett’s plane took off from a private airfield south of Reno in Nevada on the 3rd September 2007 and he has not been heard off since. Fossett has been declared dead by authorities.

 

BELOW: Footage covering the story

BELOW: Footage covering the original story of Fossett’s disappearance