13 Remote-Control Aerial Tours of Abandoned Places

The influx of relatively inexpensive, remotely-controlled flying machines sporting high-definition video cameras has meant that long-forgotten locales can be explored more easily and less dangerously than in the past.

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The influx of relatively inexpensive, remotely-controlled flying machines sporting high-definition video cameras has meant that long-forgotten locales can be explored more easily and less dangerously than in the past. In that spirit, here are videos of 13 abandoned places being explored thanks to the magic of flight.

Hashima Island, Japan

From the video’s description:

Gunkanjima (“Battleship Island”) is one of the world’s most well-known “ghost towns.” Originally developed as a seabed coal mining facility, more than 5000 people inhabited the island at the peak of its prosperity. The last inhabitants left in 1974, and today the island remains uninhabited. Using a radio-controlled helicopter equipped with a Sony’s Action Cam, we took some aerial footage of this breathtaking deserted island to serve as a record for generations to come.

Sony’s Action Cam on RC Helicopter filming 軍艦島 (Gunkanjima / battleship island) – YouTube

Bodie, California

Bodie – From the Sky. on Vimeo

Abandoned Hospital 

FPV in Abandoned hospital in Railway-City (part 3). – YouTube

Mt. Umunhum Radar Station

Quadcopter FPV – Mt. Umunhum Radar Station – YouTube

Castle Ruins

Ruins in the Mist – YouTube

Abandoned Sanatorium 

Lost Place Sanatorium Aerial Quadcopter Drone Flight Video Beelitz Heilstätten – YouTube

Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital

FPV – Abandoned Pavilion – YouTube

Abandoned Warehouse

FPV GRAFFITI GHETTO – Multi Rotor Session In An Abandoned Warehouse – YouTube

Abandoned Stone Floor Factory

Abandoned factory filmed with quadcopter – theboredengineers.com – YouTube

Another Abandoned Factory

Old Abandoned Factory – YouTube

Abandoned Farm

Abandoned Farm – YouTube

Abandoned Barn

Abandoned Barn – MultiWiiCopter Carbon SCARAB Vampire HexiiCopter – YouTube

Abandoned Pool

DJI phantom+Gopro Hero Black over abandoned pool – YouTube