• New looks to news: Behind the scenes of FOX23 Skyview drone

    By: Megan McClellan

    Updated:
    • All of FOX23's drone pilots are licensed by the FAA
    • FOX23 uses the drone for weather, fire danger, and many other stories
    • Drone video can be artistic or exact

     

    Green Country's first news gathering drone has been used to look at damage after storms moved through, to get a birds-eye view of fires ongoing and the damage in the aftermath, and used to help explain stories all across Green Country.

    Storm Damage in Owasso - March 31, 2016

    FOX23 Skyview Drone flies over Coweta grass fire - February 23, 2017

    FOX23 Skyview Drone demonstrates how a man used a drone to follow suspects after a downtown Tulsa break-in - November 28, 2016

     

    In order to become a licensed commercial drone pilot, there are large amounts of rules to know and a test from the FAA that you must pass. All the people who fly the FOX23 Skyview Drone are licensed by the FAA and continue to follow the rules.

    FOX23 Chief Meteorologist James Aydelott believes that as battery life becomes longer, the uses of the drone will increase.

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