Flying Butte Creek Canyon – A 7.5 Mile/12 Kilometer Flight

Here is a video flying my UAV (DJI Mavic Pro 2) in Butte Creek Canyon, from the overlook on Skyway.

I began the flight at a ground altitude of 1,100 ft/335 m, and backed into the center of the canyon, then turned the craft WSW and headed nearly a mile down the canyon towards Chico, passing over the covered bridge site. Next I turned 180 degrees, and began flying north towards Paradise.

As the UAV heads north, look for the now extinguished Doe Mill fire (850 acres), visible off to the left above the canyon. I then followed the middle ridge up the canyon to about 1,400 ft/427 m altitude until the battery reached mid-power, and I returned to the take-off point.

Flight Statistics
Weather: Clear with light wind – 5 mph/8 kph
Distance flown: 7.5 miles/12 km
Flight time: 18 minutes
Max. altitude from take-off point: 335 ft/102 m
Max. altitude above sea level: 1,400 ft/427 m
Average speed: 31 mph/50 kph

The soundtrack is ‘Prism 1’ and ‘Prism 2’ from the album ‘Light’ by Alex Theory. Video duration is 16:44. Resolution is 4K/UHD. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight! 🙂

Published by Jim Flanegin

it shows up in the pictures...I am a US citizen (born in California), though spent my childhood through high school living primarily in SE Asia, giving me a deep view of both East and West.

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