Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Captured by master First Person View (FPV) drone pilot Paul Nurkkala, it shows his “flight of the year” in which he flies around, inside, onto, and under a moving train… barrel rolls included.

Nurkkala captured the video using his custom built drone, which is equipped with a GoPro Hero 5 Session and piloted from afar using special FPV goggles.

There are two camps on this one, the first thinks it’s just the coolest footage to ever come out of a drone, because Nurkkala is clearly such a talented pilot. The second is infuriated that he would do something so obviously illegal, post the results online, and receive so much praise and adulation.

The music is a bit repetitive and boring.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

2 thoughts on “Amazing drone skills but totally illegal

  1. It is irresponsible, narcissistic behaviour “but totally illegal” (as you so rightly say, Phil) behaviour like this that causes nothing but problems for those who do stay within the law. Did he clear this with the operating company, the train driver, any other authority? Of course not, he just wanted to show off and be cool. Cue more restrictions on drones, but if they prevent this kind of potentially highly dangerous showboating then nobody can complain. Nurkkala deserves to be arrested, charged and punished appropriately.

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