VIDEO: UMass Athletics demonstrates use of drone for video coverage of stadium games

Last modified: Friday, May 30, 2014
AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Athletic Department is sharing the results of a flight by a drone that will be used to provide aerial coverage of sporting events.

The flight is documented in a one-minute, 45-second video posted on YouTube.

“Check out what McGuirk Stadium and the surrounding areas look like from the air,” a post accompanying the video says.

The video shows the craft, powered by four horizontal rotors, lift off. The drone’s pilot can be seen standing nearby, guiding it through a remote-control handset.

The craft, which is about the size of a basketball, then gains altitude to provide its own aerial video of the stadium area, all set to pounding music.