Stunning sunset pictured from 200ft up

The sunset last night (September 30) captured by Eddie Mitchell using his drone on Broadwater Green
The sunset last night (September 30) captured by Eddie Mitchell using his drone on Broadwater Green

This beautiful autumn sunset was captured from high above Broadwater Green by photographer Eddie Mitchell.

He used a camera mounted on an aerial drone to take the shot 200ft up in the air.

Professional photographer Eddie had to take a Civil Aviation Authority-accredited unmanned aircraft pilot’s course to be able to fly the drone in urban areas, with six months hands-on training on how to fly, several months’ theory work and a three-day Civil Aviation Authority course on weather, aviation law, aircraft physics, air safety and more, plus written tests.

The authority required a pass rate of no less than 80 per cent, and all of this was followed by a flying assessment. Additionally, flying in and around Shoreham is subject to clearance being granted by air trafic control.

Eddie said: “I have a licence and insurance for £5 million and also work with the West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service as its air support at major incidents. I will be getting a thermal camera in due course to assist the fireighters at the scenes, and I can also fly at night, which is quite rare.”

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