July 8, 2011 Video:
Take a flight over Burnham from a remote-controlled plane!
These unique birds-eye views of Burnham-On-Sea have been
captured on film from a radio controlled aircraft.
Burnham resident Greg Willis attached a video camera to his mini
glider and then directed it over the town while filming hundreds
of metres above the town's streets.
The footage includes footage of Burnham's seafront and the town
Greg told Burnham-On-Sea.com he recently took up the hobby after
being given a mini-glider as a Christmas present.
"I decided to make the Burnham video after seeing similar
ones on YouTube. Other areas I've filmed so far include Clevedon
and Clifton, Thornbury, Yeovil and I am already looking to cover
more areas," he said.
"I happened to choose an evening last week when there were
perfect weather conditions for filming over Burnham-On-Sea. The
glider took off from the beach."
He added: "For the technically-minded, the glider is a Parkzone
Radian and it was fitted with a Toshiba S10 HD camera I strapped
The flight complied fully with FAA rules and Greg also has insurance
through the British Model Flying Association (BMFA).
He says he wants to make more of the unique films and is welcoming
suggestions. He is also keen to incorporate GPS tracking into
the videos to display graph altitude, speed and position. Greg's
YouTube channel is available here.
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