The Video Description
Flying your DJI Phantom 2 can land you in trouble. While laws are very relaxed in most areas, one pilot found out that sometimes, law enforcement will not take kindly to flying your drone around.
The video starts on a beautiful day in Virginia. Flying over Great Falls, the video depicts a beautiful afternoon.
The Phantom 2 flies perfectly over the falls with a crystal clear view of the water rushing through the rocks. It’s a pristine sight, and you can see kayaks being rowed through the water. A peaceful sight.
With such high elevation, this is a rarity that would not be able to be captured in any other way and is a unique look that is not easily described. Majestic, breathtaking and magical best describes the view that is seen.
For the first 3 minutes and 40 seconds, the pilot gets clear shots of the beautiful trees, wildlife down below the copter on the rocks and even kayakers struggling to move an inch forward as the force of the falls pushes them back. At the 3:40 second mark in the video, something odd happens.
You can hear the sound of bigger copter blades in the distance before being alerted that the park’s police have flown their helicopter above the DJI Phantom 2 in an effort to push the copter into the running water.
More amazingly, perhaps, is that the pilot was able to withstand the helicopter’s force. Eventually, the helicopter tries to push the quad into the water again before it pulls back to stay away from viewers.
As the drone heads back to the owner, you can see the video close as park police are standing next to the pilot.
This is a lesson that even a Phantom 2 cannot fly in a no-fly zone no matter how small it may be.