Following the success of our debut in 2013, Flyonix were pleased to be invited back to Yeovilton Air Show 2014 to film some of the spectacular demonstrations put on by the RNAS.
We were given two operating areas this year, both just 50 metres in front of the crowd line, with excellent views of the runway and static sites for planes such as the Vulcan bomber. These new positions gave us the opportunity to gain more of a variety in our shots, as well as more access to the aircrafts as they were moved to and from the runway.
We used a variety of kit during the day, making use of the Panasonic GH4 for ground shots, with the addition of a 35mm T:1.4 SLR Magic Cine lens, and a Panasonic GH3 on the Drone/Hexacopter with a 12mm T1.6 Cine lens.
We were also allocated our own 10 minute slot during the air show itself, where we were able to gain long sweeping shots of the crowd cheering and waving at our UAV. In order to do this we had to contact the CAA and gain exceptions for our current permissions for aerial works.
We also took time to work with the MAA to ensure our operation manuals and working procedures were satisfactory. This led to a final briefing with the display pilots at the show, answering any questions or concerns they might have had prior to us filming. Once these talks were finalised we were given the all clear to fly at the show.
Filming at the show gave us the chance to capture some amazing footage, and gave us exclusive access to both the Vulcan Bomber XH558 and two World War II Spitfire planes. The day as a whole was a huge success, and a huge milestone for Flyonix with regards to our integration with military controlled air space, something initially achieved by us back in 2013 as the first civilian UAV to operate within the area.
Flyonix are now pleased to announce the release of our highlights video for Yeovilton Air Show 2014. Share your opinions on the video’s original page on our Vimeo profile, or leave a message in the comments section below.