4th of July – it’s all about BBQs, hanging out with family and friends, eating and drinking (for which I am still recovering from today) and of course, watching the fireworks show. Jos Stiglingh created this dazzling view of a fireworks show in West Palm Beach using his DJI Phantom 2 and filming it with a GoPro Hero 3. The 4 minute video gives a unique and incredible perspective directly in and around the fireworks giving you a view like you’ve never seen before. Coupled with the crescendoing music set to Andrea Bocelli’s “Con Te Partiro, the dramatic footage, uploaded back in May, has since gone viral with over 3.2 million views and GoPro also condensed it and released the clip on their YouTube page.
The video is no doubt stunning, but as you can imagine, some people are not happy with Stiglingh’s irresponsibility. It is to be noted that flying a drone into exploding pyrotechnics around a large crowd of people is very dangerous and illegal. During fireworks displays airspace around the show is usually designated as no-fly zones and violating that could come with some hefty fines and possible jail time. So, this goes without saying, but don’t try this at home. Though I wonder how many people yesterday already did.