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Drones for Sporting Events

Drones for Sporting Events

Drones sporting events are now conquering the Sports arena, capturing every moment so that no event shall be missed. As technology improves and the prices are going down, the sports industry have started to see the importance of using a drone in a game coverage.

Importance of Drone in a Live Sport Coverage

It is very amazing to see a small object, a toy-like plane or helicopter flying above everyone in the game to take your best shot. The drone is very useful during a sport coverage. It makes it easy to document everything. No biases. No cheating. Everything will be under the control of the capture of one small drone. It is the most reliable device to capture a moment. You will not be afraid to capture critical sites because you do not need to really be there on the site. Just a few clicks and balancing to make your drone fly, you can enjoy taking photos and videos. Sports like surfing is very hard to capture a photo, knowing that it is done in the ocean with giant waves. No photographer would take the risk to follow the surfer there. When you use a helicopter for shooting, it will cost you a lot of money. But a drone can take all the shots you wanted. May it be above the water or even under.

Another sport would be for some recreational sports like drop zone or zip line. These two types of recreational sports are likely dangerous if captured. Just try imagine how a photographer would take the shots without using a drone. It may be a very big risk to take.

Another importance found with drones sporting events is that, it can help athletes and coaches.  Drones can be used as weapons by the team. For a team with its own drone to cover the whole game, it is a very brilliant idea. Once the game was recorded in the drone, your team can review or replay it to watch what really happened. This will the coaches feel so easy looking for strategies. Once you have seen the replay, you can see what needs to be improved and what techniques and strategies you should use for the next round.

Accidents cannot be avoided in Sports. It is normal to happen. Drones have the highest accuracy to capture accidents in a game. Traditional cameras may not be able to capture everything but with a drone in the air capturing the whole area, surely, no incident will be missed.

How will drones be in the future in Sports?

As of now, many vendors are still to operate a drone for commercial use only like filming and doing commercials. But it has been known that drones in sporting events are safer to use. It reduced the risk of losing one’s life. It is very important that the one who operates the drone, knows the device very well. Not all devices are perfect. Even though tests were made on that device, still, it is not a full guarantee for it not to be defected.

But seeing the importance of a drone in a game, the demand to use drones for sport coverage will likely increase. It is even called as Eye in the Sky. Since it sees everything, it is more likely an eye in the sky. There seems to be a bright future for drone industry in the Sport industry. The reliability of this device justifies that it is worth buying in the market.

Now, drones have become part of the racing sports. Racing drones exist. Many countries are now starting to hold racing drones and giving a lot of money for winners. There is even a category for kids. From child to adult, as long as he can fly the drone, then he can join the race. With this manifestation, drones have a big possibility to become the top demand in the market.

Tony is our CASA accredited Chief Remote Drone Pilot. His role is to oversee and authorise all Company unmanned aerial operations before they leave the ground. , Having an immense background in Military aviation with the Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) he is a qualified Aircraft engineer who has worked on many military fixed and rotary wing aircraft and remotely piloted aircraft. His passion,and diverse experience in all things aviation related, place him in a position to ensure the safest and most reliable outcomes are achieved each and every time our unmanned aircraft systems take to the skies.