Rock Climber Retrieves Stuck Drone

Rock Climber Retrieves Stuck Drone

This is an excellent example of how other countries view drones. Just imagine if this happened in the US, you can bet this would cause quite a disturbance.  Here they just send a rockclimber up to retrieve the drone, which is  pretty spectacular video in itself.  The moral to the story; As Mike would say, is that it’s always good to have a rock climber with you whenever you’re flying a drone.

 This was posted by Mike Wilkinson on the Fstoppers website, Mike is an excellent photographer who also does a lot of rock climbing videos.

While in Macedonia shooting video and stills for the company Petzl, photographer Keith Ladzinski was capturing aerial footage in the village of Prilep with a DJI Phantom II.
The unexpected happened and the quadcopter got stuck on a church
steeple in the middle of a shot. How they got the Phantom back was even
more of a spectacle. Check out the first few minutes of this video to
see footage of both the crash and the climb to get it back.

Come for the drone crash, but stay for the well shot and edited bouldering footage that makes up the rest of the video.


Petzl Pad Party from Petzl-sport on Vimeo.

 Keith told me in a brief conversation:

Macedonian people in Prilep were incredibly cool about the entire
incident, laughed about it and let us in the tower where Dani climbed
out from and into the roof.

Glad to hear that everyone in the area was OK with what happened. So
many times we get stories about people flying drones in the US and
someone has a problem with it. Simple reporting with a drone on storm damage and the FAA wanted to issue a $10,000 fine for flying a drone. If
you’re flying a drone, be careful out there! Or, maybe just bring a
professional rock climber with you

Updated: December 9, 2014 — 8:26 pm

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