For 2017, Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego will welcome more than 30,000 marathon and half-marathon runners, showcasing some of San Diego’s most iconic neighborhoods. The race will take off from Balboa Park and travel through Hillcrest, North Park and Normal Heights. The route will also run through Mission Hills, Old Town and Mission Bay Park before both race distances finish at Waterfront Park.
As part of their effort to document this iconic and history 20th anniversary event, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon has tasked Skydiving Innovations with delivering professional, compelling aerial footage of the race start location and activities at Balboa Park. Gaining FAA authorization for drone operations in this very busy section of aerial real estate is no small feat. Thanks to Skydiving Innovations’ 30-year history of safe, appropriate and meaningful aviation activity in the San Diego area, we were able to acquire FAA authorization for this complex drone video/photo operation so close to Lindbergh Field Airport.
Flying our DJI Inspire aircraft equipped with professional Zenmuse 4K camera systems, Skydiving Innovations’ FAA-certificated drone pilots will execute a series of manual and automated flight operations in order to fully capture the palpable excitement of the runners and spectators at the race start. Look for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon to stream some of the drone footage live via their Facebook presence.
About Skydiving Innovations:
Formed in 1986, Skydiving Innovations is an aerial entertainment and operations company providing completely customized safe, thrilling and inspiring skydiving shows, rappel performances, fixed wing and helicopter entertainment, aerial cinematography, branding events and television and motion picture consulting work, services and equipment. With 30 years in aerial event coordination, aerial entertainment, skydiving demonstrations and aviation safety, we’re the “go to” people who know how to make any event or project exceed everyone’s expectations.