TechCrunch went snowboarding with a drone

Cape Productions Supplies Aerial Drone Footage for Skiiers

Add this one to the bucket listing….A startup referred to as Cape Productions will seize you snowboarding with a drone. Stationed at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, the staff offers aerial footage of you racing down the slopes, offering totally different angles than your GoPro.

Due to its impeccable security monitor document, Cape is presently the one FAA-accepted firm that’s allowed to fly drones in public locations. But the chance continues to be extremely regulated. Choose ski areas let Cape movie skiers, however solely in areas away from the crowds.

The Cape crew makes use of DJI drones, which they’ve programmed utilizing their very own proprietary software program. The drones are programmed to keep away from obstacles and comply with the skiers on their path. They don’t seem to be allowed to fly instantly over the skier’s head.

Cape works with Olympians and says their footage helped Lindsey Vonn pinpoint what prompted her damage. They’ve additionally captured mountain biking and different motion sports activities.

Launched final yr, Cape has already acquired $10 million in enterprise capital from New Enterprise Associates, The Business Drone Fund, and others.

Take a look at the video…That’s Katie Roof within the purple pants and producer Felicia Williams on the snowboard.