Cricket Yorkshire has a new addition to the team – and one that will be adding a fresh perspective to the website’s coverage over summer.
Our new drone will be our eyes in the skies to give you aerial footage of cricket grounds and Yorkshire landscapes.
It’s been an education getting up to speed with the regulations and capability of this incredible machine. I have passed the Civil Aviation Authority theory test to be all above board and now have a flyer ID and operator ID for the unmanned aircraft.
Thinking about Cricket Yorkshire-branded flying goggles for good measure.
If you’re interested in drones yourself as a hobby or for a cricket club, I opted for a DJI Mini 2.
It fits in the palm of your hand but shoots 4k video, is incredibly light, impressively stable and nimble.
The aim is to explore what’s possible and seek permission from a handful of local cricket clubs first to get some footage.
Now, we just need a name for Cricket Yorkshire’s new team member. Any suggestions?
Droney-Mcdrone-Face is out of bounds!
PS: The headline was a little tongue-in-cheek – it was just me, alone at Bingley Congs Cricket Club road-testing the drone!