We feel a bit like rubberneckers at a traffic accident: We just have to slow down and look. (Or, in this case, let the pilot slow things down in post-production.) It ain’t pretty – it’s gorgeous.
Perhaps you’ve had enough of the Fagradalsfjall volcano erupting in Iceland. Seen one drone video over lava, seen ’em all, right? Well, not so fast. Sure, we’ve posted our share of videos from that incredible eruption. But, like the volcano itself, they’re ever-changing. And this one, involving the demise of a DJI FPV drone, is worth watching. We also interviewed the pilot for his thoughts.
Let’s get into it.
Meet the pilot
The man behind the sticks is Chicago-based Joey Helm. The filmmaker-photographer has been flying drones since 2015, but actually only started flying First Person View this year. He owns the DJI FPV drone, as well as the Mavic 2 Pro. He’s also, clearly, a traveler. And Iceland tops his list:
Iceland is my favorite place on this beautiful…