Drone video of wildfire in Portugal

This video of a fire in Portugal, shot August 29, 2013, is very impressive, and technically well done. If these devices turn out to be a hazard to firefighting aircraft, our Air Attack planes are going to have to live up to their name and start arming themselves with air-to air missiles.

Here is the description from FlyMoviePRO Portugal on YouTube:

Fire at Figueira do Guincho, concelho de Cascais – Biscai (Portugal), on the 29/08/2013 recorded by a small drone and a gopro.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

One thought on “Drone video of wildfire in Portugal”

  1. Nice resolution. It appears to have been filmed using something like a go-pro on a R/C model helicopter. Given the terrain and obstructions and wind, it’s surprisingly stable with a nice picture. If they can do that with streaming downlink, it could have some uses.

    I wouldn’t want one flying in the fire area when I’m getting ready to drop, however, and I suspect from the way it was flown in the video, it was a private citizen experimenting with their own equipment. That could be a hazard for others who are actually working a fire.

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