October 01, 2015 - 6:30 PM
CENTRAL OKANAGAN - If you've ever wondered how gorgeous Okanagan golf courses look from above, here's a little help.
A local golf course proprietor recently hired an Okanagan company to take aerial footage of the course, by drone. Ian Robertson, the owner and general manager of Kelowna Springs Golf Club, says using a drone finally gave him the images he and his players were looking for.
“It’s way better and it’s crazy fast,” he says. “I’ve been doing this for 20 years and I’ve tried everything. Helicopters, helium balloons, like the one at Rocket’s games. We even used a scissorlift for one shoot."
They completed the still photo shoot in the early evening to take advantage of the low sun and long shadows. And with the drone’s limited flight time, it was completed quickly.
“There were two sets of batteries each with 18 minutes flight time. It didn’t sound like much, but it turned out to be more than enough,” Robertson says.
Drone operator Lucide Visual also shot some video and the golf course joins hiking trails, boating and rooftop patios in the company's latest demo video.
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