VIDEO: Incredible aerial footage of stunning Bournemouth seafront

Bournemouth Echo: VIDEO: Incredible aerial footage of stunning Bournemouth seafront VIDEO: Incredible aerial footage of stunning Bournemouth seafront

Ever wondered what Bournemouth Pier and seafront look like from the sky?

Well thanks to reader Julian Butterworth, you can now find out.

He's sent us some stunning footage he captured earlier this month using a drone.

If you've got video you've shot of a stunning scene or view from across Dorset and the New Forest, then we'd love to see it.

Email digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk with the video with your name, a description of what it is and how you shot the footage.

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9:39am Sat 17 May 14

Lucky Rich says...

Great to see a view like that, a dusk version with all the lights would be good as well.
Great to see a view like that, a dusk version with all the lights would be good as well. Lucky Rich
  • Score: 5

10:10am Sat 17 May 14

echor23 says...

A couple of questions...is this drone still being used as in the past week as three have been two sightings of a drone like object in the skies above Ashley and ringwood?
Is a drone legally allowed to capture images of people's houses etc? Excuse my ignorance but I thought a drone was only used by military?
A couple of questions...is this drone still being used as in the past week as three have been two sightings of a drone like object in the skies above Ashley and ringwood? Is a drone legally allowed to capture images of people's houses etc? Excuse my ignorance but I thought a drone was only used by military? echor23
  • Score: 1

10:14am Sat 17 May 14

echor23 says...

I might add, amazing imagery and try music sets it off beautifully.
I might add, amazing imagery and try music sets it off beautifully. echor23
  • Score: 0

10:28am Sat 17 May 14

Adrian XX says...

echor23 wrote:
A couple of questions...is this drone still being used as in the past week as three have been two sightings of a drone like object in the skies above Ashley and ringwood?
Is a drone legally allowed to capture images of people's houses etc? Excuse my ignorance but I thought a drone was only used by military?
Drones are currently a bit of a fad: everyone and his cousin has one. They are quite small and start at about £200. This image gives you an idea of how big they are:
http://ab.co/1lxByxs


Yes, anyone can use one without a license and yes a drone is legally allowed to capture aerial images of people's houses. However, *persistent* invasion of your vertical space by the same drone could be classed as harassment under certain circumstances.
[quote][p][bold]echor23[/bold] wrote: A couple of questions...is this drone still being used as in the past week as three have been two sightings of a drone like object in the skies above Ashley and ringwood? Is a drone legally allowed to capture images of people's houses etc? Excuse my ignorance but I thought a drone was only used by military?[/p][/quote]Drones are currently a bit of a fad: everyone and his cousin has one. They are quite small and start at about £200. This image gives you an idea of how big they are: http://ab.co/1lxByxs Yes, anyone can use one without a license and yes a drone is legally allowed to capture aerial images of people's houses. However, *persistent* invasion of your vertical space by the same drone could be classed as harassment under certain circumstances. Adrian XX
  • Score: 8

10:29am Sat 17 May 14

Adrian XX says...

I couldn't see the video due to various ad-blocking mechanisms I have installed. You can find it on facebook quite easily though.
I couldn't see the video due to various ad-blocking mechanisms I have installed. You can find it on facebook quite easily though. Adrian XX
  • Score: 2

11:02am Sat 17 May 14

High Treason says...

Just remember the perverts will be videoing you in your bedrooms.
Just remember the perverts will be videoing you in your bedrooms. High Treason
  • Score: -9

12:03pm Sat 17 May 14

PUZZLED ONE says...

You could already see an aerial view on Google maps!
You could already see an aerial view on Google maps! PUZZLED ONE
  • Score: 1

12:35pm Sat 17 May 14

Stopmoaninganddo1 says...

echor23 wrote:
A couple of questions...is this drone still being used as in the past week as three have been two sightings of a drone like object in the skies above Ashley and ringwood?
Is a drone legally allowed to capture images of people's houses etc? Excuse my ignorance but I thought a drone was only used by military?
A drone... well it was actually filmed on a dji phantom its a toy... and yes as in a public place you can film anything you like..
[quote][p][bold]echor23[/bold] wrote: A couple of questions...is this drone still being used as in the past week as three have been two sightings of a drone like object in the skies above Ashley and ringwood? Is a drone legally allowed to capture images of people's houses etc? Excuse my ignorance but I thought a drone was only used by military?[/p][/quote]A drone... well it was actually filmed on a dji phantom its a toy... and yes as in a public place you can film anything you like.. Stopmoaninganddo1
  • Score: 1

1:07pm Sat 17 May 14

roro08 says...

Actually, with small unmanned aerial drones the law as stated by the Civil Aviation Authority is that the drone should not be flown near substantial buildings, over or near civilians, near heavily congested air space or military bases.

If you are going to use the drone commercially you will need to get permissions and also a license. You also have to be able to see it with line of sight or not above 400ft vertically or horizontally.

http://www.caa.co.uk
/default.aspx?catid=
1995&pageid=16012

I have a DJI Phantom set up which I use to capture aerial footage, and created a very similar video which I sent into the Echo earlier this year, they never replied.

Watch it here :

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=l7F74T_1
lEk
Actually, with small unmanned aerial drones the law as stated by the Civil Aviation Authority is that the drone should not be flown near substantial buildings, over or near civilians, near heavily congested air space or military bases. If you are going to use the drone commercially you will need to get permissions and also a license. You also have to be able to see it with line of sight or not above 400ft vertically or horizontally. http://www.caa.co.uk /default.aspx?catid= 1995&pageid=16012 I have a DJI Phantom set up which I use to capture aerial footage, and created a very similar video which I sent into the Echo earlier this year, they never replied. Watch it here : https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=l7F74T_1 lEk roro08
  • Score: 4

1:08pm Sat 17 May 14

dem1947 says...

Hope you'll all register with Challenge Navitus, otherwise these beautiful views will be lost to a windfarm
Hope you'll all register with Challenge Navitus, otherwise these beautiful views will be lost to a windfarm dem1947
  • Score: -9

3:00pm Sat 17 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Actually a 'drone's is not what they are. Quadcopter is the proper name. Prices on Amazon start at around £40.
Actually a 'drone's is not what they are. Quadcopter is the proper name. Prices on Amazon start at around £40. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

3:28pm Sat 17 May 14

echor23 says...

Thank you for the info. Gosh I'm quite shocked actually that anyone can use them anywhere bit that's the world we live in.very interesting though. Thanks again
Thank you for the info. Gosh I'm quite shocked actually that anyone can use them anywhere bit that's the world we live in.very interesting though. Thanks again echor23
  • Score: 1

3:43pm Sat 17 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Jeremy Vine did a section of his show on 'drones' Tuesday just gone. All the legalities of flying them were discussed. Listen on iPlayer why don't you. Here is the link.



http://www.bbc.co.uk
/programmes/b0435d0c
Jeremy Vine did a section of his show on 'drones' Tuesday just gone. All the legalities of flying them were discussed. Listen on iPlayer why don't you. Here is the link. http://www.bbc.co.uk /programmes/b0435d0c Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 4

7:08pm Sat 17 May 14

Phixer says...

Adrian XX wrote:
echor23 wrote:
A couple of questions...is this drone still being used as in the past week as three have been two sightings of a drone like object in the skies above Ashley and ringwood?
Is a drone legally allowed to capture images of people's houses etc? Excuse my ignorance but I thought a drone was only used by military?
Drones are currently a bit of a fad: everyone and his cousin has one. They are quite small and start at about £200. This image gives you an idea of how big they are:
http://ab.co/1lxByxs



Yes, anyone can use one without a license and yes a drone is legally allowed to capture aerial images of people's houses. However, *persistent* invasion of your vertical space by the same drone could be classed as harassment under certain circumstances.
Suggest you check the law before stating that it is legal. There are restrictions on flying in/near built up areas.
[quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echor23[/bold] wrote: A couple of questions...is this drone still being used as in the past week as three have been two sightings of a drone like object in the skies above Ashley and ringwood? Is a drone legally allowed to capture images of people's houses etc? Excuse my ignorance but I thought a drone was only used by military?[/p][/quote]Drones are currently a bit of a fad: everyone and his cousin has one. They are quite small and start at about £200. This image gives you an idea of how big they are: http://ab.co/1lxByxs Yes, anyone can use one without a license and yes a drone is legally allowed to capture aerial images of people's houses. However, *persistent* invasion of your vertical space by the same drone could be classed as harassment under certain circumstances.[/p][/quote]Suggest you check the law before stating that it is legal. There are restrictions on flying in/near built up areas. Phixer
  • Score: 0

7:12pm Sat 17 May 14

majky171717 says...

echor23 wrote:
A couple of questions...is this drone still being used as in the past week as three have been two sightings of a drone like object in the skies above Ashley and ringwood?
Is a drone legally allowed to capture images of people's houses etc? Excuse my ignorance but I thought a drone was only used by military?
I do own one of the quadcopters as well and the footage you can see here, can be seen on many social pages and are usually taken by "quadcopters" not drones (drone is not a correct name) but today you can put small camera literally on anything.So it could be small hobby plane,helicopter or even glider. However the quadcopter are one of the most popular. I also know that is a good and important to remember there are rules where and how to fly the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).And I hope that the new enthusiasts will not broke the rules and make a bad name for the rest of us.
There are still lot of people here in Britain which are extremely paranoid about everything new or everything they don't understand. So please do not make it worse and keep a good opinion on us who love this hobby - to fly and make an aerial film/photography - and obey the rules and laws.The CAA states them clearly. And as a member of CAA let me remind you of restrictions on height,distnace, flying near airports or millitary bases,private properties,historic and substantial buildings, near crowded areas,freeways and so on. So please keep them on mind and fly safely. They are strict enough already. As long as you are airborne YOU ARE THE PILOT who is and will be responsible for possible consequences of your actions. It is also highly recommended educate your self on rules of flying UAV when you considering to buy one. Good flight to you all and please, fly safely and friendly.
PS: During upcoming Bournemouth air show in august ALL private UAV flights are restricted within the airport and town area of Bournemouth and Poole !
[quote][p][bold]echor23[/bold] wrote: A couple of questions...is this drone still being used as in the past week as three have been two sightings of a drone like object in the skies above Ashley and ringwood? Is a drone legally allowed to capture images of people's houses etc? Excuse my ignorance but I thought a drone was only used by military?[/p][/quote]I do own one of the quadcopters as well and the footage you can see here, can be seen on many social pages and are usually taken by "quadcopters" not drones (drone is not a correct name) but today you can put small camera literally on anything.So it could be small hobby plane,helicopter or even glider. However the quadcopter are one of the most popular. I also know that is a good and important to remember there are rules where and how to fly the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).And I hope that the new enthusiasts will not broke the rules and make a bad name for the rest of us. There are still lot of people here in Britain which are extremely paranoid about everything new or everything they don't understand. So please do not make it worse and keep a good opinion on us who love this hobby - to fly and make an aerial film/photography - and obey the rules and laws.The CAA states them clearly. And as a member of CAA let me remind you of restrictions on height,distnace, flying near airports or millitary bases,private properties,historic and substantial buildings, near crowded areas,freeways and so on. So please keep them on mind and fly safely. They are strict enough already. As long as you are airborne YOU ARE THE PILOT who is and will be responsible for possible consequences of your actions. It is also highly recommended educate your self on rules of flying UAV when you considering to buy one. Good flight to you all and please, fly safely and friendly. PS: During upcoming Bournemouth air show in august ALL private UAV flights are restricted within the airport and town area of Bournemouth and Poole ! majky171717
  • Score: 3

9:11pm Sat 17 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I may take one to studland and film what goes on in the sand dunes. I hope Maureen won't object.
I may take one to studland and film what goes on in the sand dunes. I hope Maureen won't object. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -2

10:55pm Sat 17 May 14

TheRealMedia says...

Adrian XX wrote:
echor23 wrote:
A couple of questions...is this drone still being used as in the past week as three have been two sightings of a drone like object in the skies above Ashley and ringwood?
Is a drone legally allowed to capture images of people's houses etc? Excuse my ignorance but I thought a drone was only used by military?
Drones are currently a bit of a fad: everyone and his cousin has one. They are quite small and start at about £200. This image gives you an idea of how big they are:
http://ab.co/1lxByxs



Yes, anyone can use one without a license and yes a drone is legally allowed to capture aerial images of people's houses. However, *persistent* invasion of your vertical space by the same drone could be classed as harassment under certain circumstances.
No, you cannot use one legally for all circumstances without a licence. You are absolutely wrong on that point. For example, there are height restrictions, and no flying is allowed within a certain distance of people not directly involved in the filming.

To use a drone for any commercial purpose requires a licence now. You should also have insurance.
[quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echor23[/bold] wrote: A couple of questions...is this drone still being used as in the past week as three have been two sightings of a drone like object in the skies above Ashley and ringwood? Is a drone legally allowed to capture images of people's houses etc? Excuse my ignorance but I thought a drone was only used by military?[/p][/quote]Drones are currently a bit of a fad: everyone and his cousin has one. They are quite small and start at about £200. This image gives you an idea of how big they are: http://ab.co/1lxByxs Yes, anyone can use one without a license and yes a drone is legally allowed to capture aerial images of people's houses. However, *persistent* invasion of your vertical space by the same drone could be classed as harassment under certain circumstances.[/p][/quote]No, you cannot use one legally for all circumstances without a licence. You are absolutely wrong on that point. For example, there are height restrictions, and no flying is allowed within a certain distance of people not directly involved in the filming. To use a drone for any commercial purpose requires a licence now. You should also have insurance. TheRealMedia
  • Score: 1

1:42am Sun 18 May 14

majky171717 says...

TheRealMedia wrote:
Adrian XX wrote:
echor23 wrote:
A couple of questions...is this drone still being used as in the past week as three have been two sightings of a drone like object in the skies above Ashley and ringwood?
Is a drone legally allowed to capture images of people's houses etc? Excuse my ignorance but I thought a drone was only used by military?
Drones are currently a bit of a fad: everyone and his cousin has one. They are quite small and start at about £200. This image gives you an idea of how big they are:
http://ab.co/1lxByxs




Yes, anyone can use one without a license and yes a drone is legally allowed to capture aerial images of people's houses. However, *persistent* invasion of your vertical space by the same drone could be classed as harassment under certain circumstances.
No, you cannot use one legally for all circumstances without a licence. You are absolutely wrong on that point. For example, there are height restrictions, and no flying is allowed within a certain distance of people not directly involved in the filming.

To use a drone for any commercial purpose requires a licence now. You should also have insurance.
You are right and wrong on your opinion or information on UAV.

Let start with those who loves to fly and making pictures of environment and nature as a hobby :
To fly them - Over 7kg insurance is required. Under 7kg insurance recommended but not required. (Your responsibility for any damage is the same like for example if you would broke someones window by a stone - simply you are reponsible but you don't have to have insurance in your pocket as well on your self do you?)
Permit to fly - not required. (Under condition that UAV are not used commercially)
CAA rules and laws must be followed.

Now commercial use :
UAV may be and very often are heavier than 7kg (carrying professional cameras and equipment) - flying licence in certain use required. But not as a skill, but as a permit to do commercial or public activities. (filming events,documentary,n
ews,police surveillance and so on)
insurance - required
permit - required
CAA rules should be still followed but there may be some exceptions (for example on heights and distances or controlled/not controlled crowd rules,restricted areas and so on)
[quote][p][bold]TheRealMedia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echor23[/bold] wrote: A couple of questions...is this drone still being used as in the past week as three have been two sightings of a drone like object in the skies above Ashley and ringwood? Is a drone legally allowed to capture images of people's houses etc? Excuse my ignorance but I thought a drone was only used by military?[/p][/quote]Drones are currently a bit of a fad: everyone and his cousin has one. They are quite small and start at about £200. This image gives you an idea of how big they are: http://ab.co/1lxByxs Yes, anyone can use one without a license and yes a drone is legally allowed to capture aerial images of people's houses. However, *persistent* invasion of your vertical space by the same drone could be classed as harassment under certain circumstances.[/p][/quote]No, you cannot use one legally for all circumstances without a licence. You are absolutely wrong on that point. For example, there are height restrictions, and no flying is allowed within a certain distance of people not directly involved in the filming. To use a drone for any commercial purpose requires a licence now. You should also have insurance.[/p][/quote]You are right and wrong on your opinion or information on UAV. Let start with those who loves to fly and making pictures of environment and nature as a hobby : To fly them - Over 7kg insurance is required. Under 7kg insurance recommended but not required. (Your responsibility for any damage is the same like for example if you would broke someones window by a stone - simply you are reponsible but you don't have to have insurance in your pocket as well on your self do you?) Permit to fly - not required. (Under condition that UAV are not used commercially) CAA rules and laws must be followed. Now commercial use : UAV may be and very often are heavier than 7kg (carrying professional cameras and equipment) - flying licence in certain use required. But not as a skill, but as a permit to do commercial or public activities. (filming events,documentary,n ews,police surveillance and so on) insurance - required permit - required CAA rules should be still followed but there may be some exceptions (for example on heights and distances or controlled/not controlled crowd rules,restricted areas and so on) majky171717
  • Score: 0

1:44am Sun 18 May 14

SARMedic says...

Can anyone tell me the music used in this
Can anyone tell me the music used in this SARMedic
  • Score: -2

7:52am Sun 18 May 14

we-shall-see says...

echor23 wrote:
Thank you for the info. Gosh I'm quite shocked actually that anyone can use them anywhere bit that's the world we live in.very interesting though. Thanks again
Why "shocked" - it's basically only a video camera, which just happens to fly :o/

It's no different to cctv in public places is it? What have you got to hide? ....
[quote][p][bold]echor23[/bold] wrote: Thank you for the info. Gosh I'm quite shocked actually that anyone can use them anywhere bit that's the world we live in.very interesting though. Thanks again[/p][/quote]Why "shocked" - it's basically only a video camera, which just happens to fly :o/ It's no different to cctv in public places is it? What have you got to hide? .... we-shall-see
  • Score: 0

9:56pm Sun 18 May 14

hucky999 says...

echor23 wrote:
I might add, amazing imagery and try music sets it off beautifully.
Anyone can use a drone even I have one, you must have BMFA ( British Model flying association) insurance, but to take photos or video for commercial reasons you must obtain a license from the CAA (campaign against aircraft sorry I mean Civil aviation authority).
[quote][p][bold]echor23[/bold] wrote: I might add, amazing imagery and try music sets it off beautifully.[/p][/quote]Anyone can use a drone even I have one, you must have BMFA ( British Model flying association) insurance, but to take photos or video for commercial reasons you must obtain a license from the CAA (campaign against aircraft sorry I mean Civil aviation authority). hucky999
  • Score: 0

12:23pm Mon 19 May 14

Dorset Logic says...

Adverts in front of Video's the death of the internet
Adverts in front of Video's the death of the internet Dorset Logic
  • Score: 0

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