WSSU Has An Eye in the Sky
Drones have become a very useful tool to the American military, major corporations, big city police departments, farmers and recreational users. Winston-Salem State University is now using this technology to capture breath-taking landscapes of the campus and captivating moments in the life of the university in real-time.
Our drone, known as Falcon, is a four propeller aircraft with a swivel camera capable of capturing images from any angle. In using Falcon or any unmanned aircraft , the FAA has some guidelines for their use, which are as follows:
· Fly below 400 ft and remain clear of surrounding obstacles
· Keep the aircraft within visual line of sight at all times
· Remain well clear of and do not interfere with manned
· Don't fly within 5 miles of an airport unless you contact the
airport and control tower before flying
· Don't fly near people or stadiums Don't fly an aircraft that
weighs more than 55 lbs.
· Don't be careless or reckless with your unmanned aircraft –
you could be fined for endangering people or other aircraft
Don’t worry, Falcon will only be used to capture the good and exciting stuff of campus life. But remember, our eye is definitely in the sky. See what we have captured already, watch Falcon footage.