This is Part 3 of a 3-Part Series about my summer flying drones in the Arctic Circle. For Part 1, the Arctic Circle drone packing list, visit this link. For Part 2, tips for flying drones in the Arctic Circle visit this link.
By now you’ve read my Arctic Circle drone packing list. You’ve read my tips for flying drones in the Arctic. But for the third installment — I’m going to convince you why you need to actually go to the Arctic to make it happen. Here are 7 reasons why you need to fly your drone in the Arctic Circle:
- Little to no manned air traffic to worry about. If your city is near an airport, you likely can’t fly there. Then there are heliports to worry about (yield to manned traffic at all times). Luckily, the rules most countries enforce about not flying near airports doesn’t apply in the Arctic Circle, because there won’t be one. Arctic Watch Wildernerss Lodge, which is where I had my drone adventure, is only accessible via a single, privately owned airstrip. That airstrip typically only sees one manned flight a week — carrying campers, removing the headache of having to coordinate with air-traffic control.
The sea ice covering the inlet is simply stunning. Though I’m hoping it will break up — because it’s preventing the belugas from being able to swim in! 🙏 #ArcticWatch #Quark #quarkexpeditions #WildernessLodge #arcticCircle #SomersetIsland #Drone #dronegirl #aerial #girlswhodrone #dronelife #dronefly #droneoftheday #droneexplore #droneworld
2. Amazing views that you won’t get anywhere else. For my specific Arctic adventure, I went to Somerset Island’s Arctic Watch, a world-famous beluga whale hot spot. Beluga whales come to Somerset Island’s inlet to shed skin in July, making it a dream for drone pilots, with the relatively shallow water creating a unique vantage for aerial photos. Continue reading 7 reasons you need to take a drone trek to the Arctic