Opinion by Local Drone expert Barry Gabler
This week I am visiting Cape Charles with the family for the week. I decided to take my drone for a flight at the furthest point on the public beach near Bay and Washington. I wanted to get some video of the shoreline as well as view property we bought in town from the air. I was flying at about 325 feet in the air. As I was flying, a car pulls up and parks and the family, which had kids, all poured out. As they walked past me, the mom said, “Hey can I take a look at what you see?” She knew I was flying a drone. I said, “sure.” I showed her and her husband, as well as the children, what Cape Charles looks like from 350 feet in the air on my IPad screen. They thought it was absolutely beautiful and admired the beauty of the town. I try to be respectful to those around and not fly right at sunset time as I know there are tons of people that sit on the beach to relax and watch the sunset and don’t necessarily want to listen to the hum of the drone. So you see, we can have pleasant experiences with a drone.