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In today's blog post, we are going to be looking at how to fly your drone safely in Mist and Fog. It might seem a little random, but as we move toward the autumn and winter season in the UK; it's really important that we're aware of a few things, in order to keep ourselves, our drones and other people safe...
Read time approximately three minutes or alternatively click the video below to see this on the Mr MPW YouTube channel!
In the UK, we're approaching that time of year where it's possible to get some incredible shots early in the morning and during the early evening. As the sun gets lower in the sky and the golden hour actually garners us a full hour of opportunity (when the sky is clear and not doing the 'usual'!) to take advantage of the incredible lighting at this time of year and get some stunning photos and videos from our drones.
One of the things that we do start to see at this time of year within the drone community is a combination of people taking advantage of this beautiful lighting, more reasonable times to access it and combining it with misty and foggy mornings and evenings.
The ethereal nature of the environment and the shots we can capture during these times are an opportunity which many can't resist. However it's really important to understand that there are some potentially fairly large implications associated with flying an aircraft in a very moist environment such as when it is foggy or misty.
This is particularly pertinent when you are looking to operate in these environments as we move towards late autumn and throughout the winter when the temperature drops below approximately 4°C. This can place your aircraft (drone) in a situation where it can be exposed to lots of moisture and the potential for ice to form on the blades in particular which can very quickly make an amazing looking shot go wrong quite quickly.
This is something which full-sized aviators are vehemently aware of however it doesn't seem to be something which is disseminated to drone operators.
Hopefully, by somebody watching this video we can help prevent an accident or an incident or if nothing else make all operators aware of the potential for problems and how to avoid them if possible.
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