This past weekend, only a few days after the snow finally melted off the field, FlyBoyz Gary Natali used his camera equipped quadcopter to do an arial survey of the field conditions at the S.T.A.R.S. (Syracuse Thunderbirds Aero Radio Society) flying field located in Phoenix, NY. This is his video of that flight.
This is a really cool use of this technology and it is not being lost on fellow club members. After posting this video on the clubs Facebook page, Gary has already been nominated to be the S.T.A.R.S. ‘Field Condition Recorder and Reporter‘ (the ‘FCRR‘), and has received a second nomination to be the ‘Commander of Down Aircraft Search and Rescue‘ (CDASR). Duties would include posting a weekly video report of the field conditions during off peak season and any extended periods of inclement weather plus being on call for downed aircraft search and rescue. We’ll see if this topic comes up at the monthly S.T.A.R.S. Club meeting tomorrow night!
P.S. Besides the main flying field that Gary flies over in this video, the S.T.A.R.S. also own the ‘farmers field’ shown as the camera pans to the left at the 1:04 mark in the video.