[WATCH] Drone Footage of Philadelphia During COVID-19 Outbreak
My brother just sent me this video from 717 Drone Guys of a drone flying over Philadelphia during the COVID-19 “stay at home order” from city officials.
My head still hasn’t been able to fully grasp what everyone has been going through during the national pandemic. Seeing the city of Philadelphia, home to almost 2 million people, look completely deserted is pretty surreal.
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From the 717 Drone Guys YouTube:
Historic aerial footage of Philadelphia like it’s never been seen before – during a quarantine shelter in place order during the COVID-19 outbreak. The absence of people and traffic give the city a surreal, eerie feeling. A big shout-out to the medical community on the front lines battling this pandemic. Thank you for your work! Stay safe everyone!
Scenes include: Ben Franklin Bridge, Market Street, Logan Circle, Independence Hall, Free Library, Philadelphia City Hall, Ben Franklin Parkway and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Penn’s Landing, Vine Street, North Broad Street, Christ Church, and more. Special thank you to @Jacob Christensen of JKCCine for his masterful editing of this video! Look him up for your videography needs.
Finally, in case you’re concerned… all necessary FAA permissions were obtained and extreme social distancing was practiced during these flights. The airspace above Independence Hall is “geo-fenced” (the drone is unable to fly into that area), however the camera’s zoom lens helps to make objects appear closer than they are in reality.
Here is the drone we fly if you want to check out specs: https://click.dji.com/AJa5byCOIAhNBFB…