The Drone Advantage

It's almost better than actually being there!


For me, there are no sights or scenery more gorgeous than those found all over Europe. From beautifully flowered terraces and grape-covered vineyards, lakes and rivers, castles/palaces and cathedrals, mountains and forests, lakes and rivers, markets and outdoor cafes, statues and monuments, to quaint rural villages, and famous tourist destinations. All are adorned with gorgeous architecture, elegant entryways, and are overflowing with history and museums.

The gorgeous flowers are not just on terraces! They are everywhere; in personal and public gardens, lining streets and traffic circles, and in window boxes of homes and businesses. Although the flowers are not a year-round feature, the moment the weather permits, there are brilliant flowers everywhere!

Although I’m partial to the beauty of Amberg (the part of Bavaria, where I live), the members of fb groups in Germany share remarkable photos and videos of destinations all over Europe that would make it impossible to decide on even ten of the most gorgeous!

Most of those have not been taken with a normal camera or video recorder; even with a GoPro, you couldn’t possibly capture those amazing aerial views or 360-degree images. For those breathtaking shots, it’s going to require a drone (or maybe a helicopter!). It’s my understanding that drones require a permit in Germany - Drones may not fly above 100 meters (328 feet) without a permit. In controlled airspace, the maximum altitude allowed is 50 meters (164 feet). I’m not sure about the rest of Europe.

"Before we ever left the states, we discovered the “Andrew Smith YouTube Channel”. He combined his drone expertise with his incredible personality to make people love Germany!"

I can’t discuss The Drone Advantage without mentioning Andrew Smith! Before we ever left the states, we discovered the “Andrew Smith YouTube Channel”. He combined his drone expertise with his incredible personality to make people love Germany! He returned to the U.S. a couple weeks ago; what a loss for those of us who fell in love with his videography…..and his enthusiasm! Please be sure to watch his departing video (June 27th, shown above) and his sign-off to Germany at the end; it’s apparent he felt his opportunity to come to Germany was like being in heaven! His fun approach to celebrating Germany will be missed!

Whether you are considering destinations in other European countries, or plan to focus on the beauty of Germany, I highly recommend you view some of the amazing videos available on YouTube!

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