4/11/2019

LDF flew over 200 miles over two days as part of broadcasting 124 individual races at the San Diego Crew Classic regatta last weekend.  Lots of sunshine and lots of flying for our first outing of the season.  Much more to come!

1/19/2019

you may see LDF supporting live rowing broadcasting at some of these events in 2019

  • San Diego Crew Classic (San Diego, CA)
  • Southeastern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship (Oak Ridge, TN)
  • Clemson Invitational (Clemson, SC)
  • National Invite (Worcester, MA)
  • Big 12 Championship (Oak Ridge, TN)
  • Scholastic Rowing Association of America (Zanesville, OH)
  • Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship (Sacramento, CA)
  • US Rowing Association Youth National Championship (Sarasota, FL)
  • US Rowing Club National Championship (Cincinnati, OH)

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10/31/2018

So far in 2018, LDF has flown the equivalent of Rockville to Denver, CO (945 miles) to broadcast, film, and photograph.  Will we make 1,000 miles by year end?

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7/27/2018

LDF picked up some additional rowing broadcasting work from the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia.

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5/21/2018

LDF led a lively discussion on the commercial drone industry and using drones in live rowing broadcasting at the Rockville Rotary Club. It was great to see so many interested Rotarians so engaged and curious about our exploding industry and it’s impact on our lives. Thanks so much for the invitation and we look forward to the next visit!!!

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Pictured: Dean Brown, LDF commercial drone pilot;  Janna Scott, Rockville Rotary President; Brent Meyer, LDF commercial drone pilot

2/22/2018

The winter has seen additions to the LDF fleet and lots of testing and reconfiguration in preparation for the upcoming rowing season.  We will be flying as part of live video productions for at least the following events:

  • San Diego Crew Classic
    • San Diego, CA
    • March 24-25
  • Clemson Invitational
    • Clemson, SC
    • April 14-15
  • Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship
    • Oak Ridge, TN
    • April 21-22
  • Big 12 Conference Championship
    • Oak Ridge, TN
    • May 12-13
  • Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship
    • Princeton, NJ
    • June 1-3
  • US Rowing Youth National Championship
    • Rancho Cordova, CA
    • June 8-10

1/5/2018

LDF has been busy collaborating with the US Rowing production team in the off season on a top secret project to enhance the high def broadcast.  Look for LDF to participate in live rowing broadcasts from Clemson, SC, San Diego, CA, Sacramento, CA, Oak Ridge, TN, and Princeton, NJ in 2018 !

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6/11/2017

LDF worked hard to bring the live action of the USRowing Youth National Championships from Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL to live streaming viewers.

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6/4/2017

The Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship regatta broadcast received an upgrade with the addition of the LDF live video feed as part of the racing broadcast.  Three days of racing, 87 races, over 9 hours in the air, and over 85 miles covered in following the racing action and the Yale upset in the grand final.

5/18/2017

Teradek was so impressed with our unique use of their Cube 105 streaming video encoder devices that they featured USRowing Association and LDF in their blog today!

https://teradek.com/blogs/articles/streaming-through-rough-waters-with-cube

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5/17/2017

The US Rowing Association’s Youth National Championships in Sarasota, FL on 6/9/2017 will have the LDF onsite to provide live streaming coverage.

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Batteries are the key to coverage at a championship regatta

5/16/2017

LDF will be heading to Sacramento, CA on 6/3/2017 to provide live streaming coverage at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship regatta.

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LDF throws wireless video signals nearly a mile back to flight ops then over 1.25 miles back to production at the finish line

5/12/2017

Providing coverage over two days of championship racing, LDF provided a live aerial perspective as one of five cameras on the live streaming video broadcast of the Big 12 Women’s Rowing Championships at the Oak Ridge Rowing Association in Oak Ridge, TN.  In total, LDF flew over 28 miles covering 26 races!!

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The drone view on the jumb-o-tron is always a favorite of the spectators at a championship regatta

4/15/2017

Below is a sample from the LDF view during live streaming coverage of the SIRA Championship regatta.  Scroll on down to the YouTube link below to replay the full day’s race coverage.  LDF flew 42 broadcast flights for a total of more than 20 miles!!!

4/15/2017

LDF is headed back to Oak Ridge, TN as the live streaming eye in the sky as part of the US Rowing broadcast team for the 2017 SIRA Championship Rowing Regatta. Watch the action on the US Rowing Youtube channel

https://www.siraregatta.com/

4/1/2017

LDF will be working the San Diego Crew Classic to stream live video of the regatta

http://crewclassic.org

2/18/2017

LDF flies in support of the Return To The River project in Terre Haute, Indiana.  Read more and see the video.

1/20/2017

LDF treks west for some epic views

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11/23/2016

http://www.lildronefriend.com goes live!


8/29/2016

LDF receives small unmanned aerial system remote pilot certificate under FAA Part 107 for commercial drone operations