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Taking flight over Turks and Caicos Islands with a drone


Turks and Caicos Islands is an amazing place to get some much needed rest and relaxation, but it's also an incredible place to fly a drone.

I took a relatively spontaneous trip there just before a second nor'easter slammed into New York City for the second time in less than a week. The timing couldn't have been better.

My gadget of choice for the adventure: a drone. I recently purchased the DJI Mavic Pro and wanted to set it free. This island was the perfect place for it, because drone laws are very relaxed -- respect people's privacy and be smart with it.

I blew through four batteries on my first flight. And I didn't crash it. I'd call that a success.

But I think I also got some great footage, even considering I'm an amateur at piloting a drone.

Check out the video I shot below, which is in 4K. The sound you hear is actually sound from the beach where I shot the video -- Long Bay Beach on the south side of the island.

I have since taken the drone on a couple more flights. Look for some more video soon!