Witness The Beauty Of Delaware From The Sky In This Stunning Drone Footage
Before quadcopters (aka drones) became popular recently, you couldn’t get a decent view of Delaware from high above unless you were aboard a helicopter or plane, or dangling from a parachute. And to film from up that high, meant that you had to climb aboard to take photographs or videos. In the last few years, as drones have become more popular, and as professionals and amateurs have tested their skills, YouTube has exploded with drone video of Delaware from high above.
What draws people to Delaware – mainly the beauty of our beaches, the charm of small towns and scenic farm fields – has also drawn the drone enthusiasts, and this stunning imagery is surely some of the finest of the state that we’ve found so far.
The first drone video of Delaware featured below is a high tempo montage of footage from high above Dewey and Lewes. From this drone footage, you can’t deny the beauty of our beaches.
Isn’t it amazing? Some of the best views of Delaware can be seen from high up!
The next drone video of Delaware also highlights the beaches but with a view of Cape Henlopen like you’ve never seen it before, set to a meditative tune.
We tip our hat to the farmers of the state with this footage from Magnolia in Kent County. Not only is agriculture important to Delaware’s industry, our farms are featured in some of the most beautiful photos of Delaware.
And, while it isn’t exactly a spot that we’d normally think would look amazing from up high, here’s video from high above Wilmington’s riverfront.
New regulations have made owning and operating a drone a bit more challenging, but we’d love to hear what kinds of aerial views you’d like to see. Is there another drone video of Delaware that has impressed you? We’d love to see it, so be sure to share in the comments.
For more beautiful views of the first state, see 13 Staggering Photos That Prove Delaware Is The Most Beautiful Place In The Whole Wide World.
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What are the most beautiful views in Delaware?
If you’re looking for unique views of the Wilmington waterfront, head to the Riverwalk. You’ll have a view of the Christina River as it enters the Delaware River, and there’s plenty to do along the shoreline to keep you busy. In the summer, riverboat and water taxi cruises show off more spectacular views. Some of the best views of Delaware can be found along the coast, too. Climb to the top of the Fire Lookout Tower in Cape Henlopen State Park and you’ll be able to see for miles.
Can I fly a drone anywhere in Delaware?
If you’re flying a drone for fun, you’re required to follow the FAA’s recreational model aircraft rules. If your drone weighs more than half a pound, you’ll have to register it with the state. You can’t fly over an event with more than 5,000 people in attendance, so your drone isn’t welcome at many of Delaware’s largest events. You also can’t fly over refineries, power plans, Dover AFB, government buildings, or water treatment plants. Generally, you can’t fly in Delaware State Parks, but if you reach out to the Director of Parks & Recreation, you may be allowed to apply for a special-use permit. You can find more information on specific laws regarding drone footage of Delaware here.
Where can I find beautiful photos of Delaware?
Since Delaware is such a naturally beautiful state, it’s easy to find scenes that will take your breath away. Check out the Delaware Nature Lovers’ group on Facebook to see what local photographers are up to, and sign up for our daily Delaware newsletter for a new stunning image delivered your inbox every weekday! You’ll be able to see scenic views of Delaware from the comfort of your desk.