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3
Oct

Custom built Hexacopter pulls Paddle Boarder in Morro Bay!

An industrial sized drone pulls Jason Lee on a hydrofoil paddle board through Morro Bay! Using many motors and two 16,000mAh batteries, the custom built Hexacopter pulled the paddle boarder for up to 15 minutes on the water! After reaching a high enough speed the hydrofoil paddle board lifted out of the water. Once the ...
15
Nov

Discovering Iceland: End of the Trip & Drone Photos

Jason Lee and his family wrapped up their trip in Iceland travelling through Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Hellu, Laugarvatn, and Þingvallavatn before heading back to the capital for their flight home. During their last few days in the country, Jason and Natalie were able to witness the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, before flying back down south.  "We stumbled ...
8
Nov

Discovering Iceland: Ice Fields and Storms

Jason and his family continued their trip driving around the East Coast of Iceland and eventually down to the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, staying along the Ring Road. The popular road brought them up close to Iceland's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. "It's pretty cool because when you're driving around you can see it from the road," Jason says. "The glacier is ...
1
Nov

Discovering Iceland: Farm Houses & Empty Roads

Jason Lee, his wife Natalie Lee, and their daughter continued their trip through Iceland, visiting Mývatn, Fardagafoss, Seyðisfjörður, and Höfn.  Their continued journey brought them upon more swimming pools, which the Lee's have described as being closer to mini water-parks. The pools are a huge part of Iceland's culture, Natalie says, with kid friendly sections and ...
27
Oct

Discovering Iceland: Waterfalls & Volcanoes

After an exciting stop in Denmark,  Jason and his family began their trek through Iceland arriving at Keflavik's airport. To get around Iceland they rented a camper style van and got on the road. "After a stop at a grocery store and brew-pub style restaurant in Reykjavik, we finally left the city and really began ...
25
Oct

Discovering Iceland: First Stop Denmark

Sky Pirate's Jason Lee and his family spent a couple of weeks this summer exploring the scenic country of Iceland. With camera and drone equipment in tow, Jason captured gorgeous images and footage from the trip. Over the next three weeks, we'll be sharing his photos along with stories from the excursion and a map ...
18
Oct

Breathtaking Mountain Aerials

Drone photography is a beautiful thing, providing unique and beautiful shots of our world from the sky. With drones increasing in popularity, aerial photos are increasingly easy to find on Instagram, Facebook, and on photography sites like Etsy. One way to get your photos to stand out among the many? Entering them in photo contests, which …

26
Jul

Filming Alaska's Wilderness and Wildlife

In June, Sky Pirate's Jason Lee, traveled to Alaska and captured beautiful footage of Alaska's wilderness in Seward, Alyeska, and Homer. While there he filmed promotional videos for Marathon Helicopters and KBay Air Bear Tours enabling him to film and photograph some of Alaska's gorgeous scenery and rather large wildlife. In order to produce the ...
30
Dec

A Journey to Machu Picchu: Day 6 and 7

The following blog post is written by Stephanie Durbin: Day 6: 4-29-15 Winaywayna/Cusco Machu Picchu arrival Back to Cusco Today we got up at 4:00 AM to head down to Machu Picchu. Before we started our final stage in the journey, we were able to see the sunrise at the closest ruins to Machu Picchu ...
28
Dec

A Journey to Machu Picchu: Day 5

The following blog post is written by Stephanie Durbin: Day 5: 4-28-15 Pacaymayo/Winaywayna Third/Last Camp: Winay Wayna Ruins This morning we woke up to rain. Although the rain was a light drizzle, the storm didn’t stop for 6 hours straight, so we were bummed that we couldn’t see the view from some parts of the ...
23
Dec

A Journey to Machu Picchu: Day 3 and 4

The following blog post is written by Stephanie Durbin: Day 3: 4-26-15 First day of hike – Cusco/Wayllabamba Transfer from hotel to car First Camp: Huayllabamba This morning we woke up at 5:00 AM in preparation to start our journey on the Inca trail. We had to be ready for pickup between 5:30 and 6:00 ...
21
Dec

A Journey to Machu Picchu: Day 1 and 2

For the next two weeks on Monday and Wednesday we will be sharing incredible photos from Jason and his sister, Stephanie's, April trip to Peru accompanied by a blog post from Stephanie describing their experience on a 7 day trek to Machu Picchu.  The photos and blog posts will lead up to a post featuring ...
18
Oct

Sky Pirate + DJI Demos

Recently, the Sky Pirate team had a couple of wonderful opportunities to host some DJI demos!

23
Aug

Sky Pirate Featured in Pismo Beach Welcome Map

This year’s Pismo Beach Welcome Map has featured a picture taken by our very own Jason Lee of Sky Pirate on its cover!

17
Jun

Humpback Whales in Avila Beach, CA

During the past week humpback whales have decided to grace us with their glorious presence right around the corner from us in Avila Beach, CA.

6
Jun

ASI Cal Poly Kayak Excursion in Morro Bay

ASI, the Associated Students, Inc. at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo schedules various trips within the school year for students to gain the ultimate college experience. ASI provides co-curricular activities, such as recreational sports, outdoor adventures, and creative outlets that make life at Cal Poly fun.

6
Jun

Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest 2014

On May 31st, 2014 Firestone Walker Brewing Company had their annual Invitational Beer Fest in Paso Robles, California at the California Midstate Fairgrounds. Jason and Peter were asked to take photos and videos of the event and were even able to enjoy some local craft beers and food from local restaurants.

3
Jun

Slickrock Adventures - Belize 2014 Video

On April 7th, 2014 I flew into Belize City to capture photo and video footage of the adventurous travel destination, Slickrock Adventures. Slickrock is a popular travel location dedicated to teaching travelers how to sea kayak, surf, surf kayak, paddleboard, fish from a kayak, windsurf, kitesurf, snorkel, dive, whitewater kayak, raft, and cave. I was hoping to catch some unique footage for a promo video for the company.

3
Jun

Slickrock Adventures - Belize 2014

Slickrock is a popular travel location dedicated to teaching travelers how to sea kayak, surf, surf kayak, paddleboard, fish from a kayak, windsurf, kitesurf, snorkel, dive, whitewater kayak, raft and cave. I was hoping to catch some unique footage for a promo video for the company.

21
Feb

The Gimbal Visits Cal Poly

The SkyPirate Gimbal visited Cal Poly on Monday. Jason checked in with the Admissions department and helped them set up their new SkyPirate GoPro Gimbal and customized some settings for them. Jason also brought along the SkyPirate DSLR Gimbal so they could see all of the possibilities for it on land. We rode around on ...
6
Feb

Billy's Octocopter

Jason recently built a Tarot Ironman 1000 Octocopter for travel photographer, Billy Deem. Billy also got a SkyPirate Gimbal to stabilize the awesome aerial shots he's going to get with his new copter. Billy hung out in Pismo Beach for a week or so while Jason was working on the copter. After the it was ...
28
Jan

Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club in Santa Barbara

Jason and I took a day trip down to beautiful Santa Barbara for a film/photo shoot for the Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club last week. The club wanted some aerial photos of their 11 tennis courts, 2 pools, and giant outdoor performance center. We brought a GoPro Hero 3+, Canon 5D Mark III, Tarot 650 Octocopter with ...
22
Jan

Kiholo Bay

Aerial photography using remote controlled hexacopters can create some captivating images. Our friend and professional wilderness photographer Jon Cornforth agrees. "I find the new technology fascinating and am excited to explore an entirely new world of possibilities creating images that no one has ever seen before," said Jon. This is one of Jon's recent creations ...
22
Jan

Wailua Falls

Kauai, Hawaii is known for its breathtaking scenery. Our friend and award-winning wilderness photographer Jon Cornforth got this beautiful aerial view of Wailua Falls complete with a double rainbow. "I knew that if I could get my hexacopter up and over to the other side from the tourist viewpoint, that I would be able to ...
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