Yesterday on July 15th, Barrie experienced a tornado in the South-East side of the city. Luckily there were no fatalities, but there was catastrophic damage done to local residential areas.
Unlike other local drone operators, we did not fly the day of, as the Canadian Air Regulations state that you cannot fly legally near Fire, EMS or Police operations. It was a disappointment to see many drone operators fly anyways for social posts, and ignore the rules that were set to provide MEDIVACS and first responders a safe operational area.
The next day, rescue operations were over and the airspace cleared. We then took the above footage to document the events and are pleased to share with the public VIA YouTube.
A reminder to other operators to please not fly over a disaster event, and if you do eventually fly when safe to do so, operate out of a field and open area like we did, and NOT close in or OVER the neighbourhoods!
Henry is the founder and operator of Air Support Aerial Photography. Here he talks about A.S.A.P. news, drone industry news, and opinion pieces!