Just a quick peek at a fantastic article on flying a drone in Antarctica. Adventure photographer and drone pilot Gavin Garrison talks about the challenges of flying over an iceberg-laden waters. Here is a little excerpt from that article that will appear in the March issue of RotorDrone Magazine.
In late 2016, I was driving north through Alaska when I stopped in a quaint town, the not-so-aptly named “North Pole,” which sits at 64°N. Knowing that the Arctic Circle was still several hours north of me, I looked into the town’s coordinates, curious to see how far away I actually was from the North Pole. The town was nowhere near the actual North Pole (90°N) or the North Magnetic Pole (86°N); North Pole, Alaska, was just a place. But this research revealed a chance discovery for me: There are more than just two poles. As we’ll see, the Earth’s magnetic pull has quickly become the biggest thorn in my droning, here in the iceberg-laden waters off the coast of Antarctica. I’m sailing along the continent’s edge with the ocean-conservation group Sea Shepherd Global on a brand-new $12-million-dollar patrol vessel MV Ocean Warrior on the annual campaign to save whales from being poached in the Australian Whale Sanctuary.
Read the article from the March 2017 issue of RotorDrone, click here.