Many of us know how frustrating it is when we are enjoying a time to ourselves on top of a 200 foot wind turbine, only to be disturbed by the buzzing sound of a drone flying by. This also just recently happened to a man in Rhode Island, who looks to be in his 50s or 60s.
Man relaxing on wind turbine as drone passes by [Image Courtesy of DailyMail]
The disturber, Kevin Miller, is a 49 year old drone pilot who is from San Diego, California, and was on holiday in Rhode Island. Miller was passing by when he saw that the maintenance door at the bottom of a 200 foot wind turbine was left open. Out of curiosity, he sent his drone up in order to figure out exactly what had happened.
Drone captures man sunbathing on wind turbine [Image Courtesy of DailyMail]
To Miller’s surprise, a man was on top of the wind turbine lying down and enjoying the heat of the sun as captured by his drone. The man, upon seeing the drone, remained as calm as a monk as he sat upright and waved at the drone. Miller recognized this gesture live from his screen and responded by moving the drone from left to right, a touching story.
The sunbather on a wind turbine waving at the drone [Image Courtesy of DailyMail]
Miller narrated what happened. He said, “My girlfriend and I were vacationing. I thought this was my chance to get up close to capture what is usually tough to access. So I decided to drive up to get a super close video while it was not in operation.
“When I reached the bottom, I noticed that the maintenance door was open and thought someone was up inside doing repairs.”
“The guy must have been napping because he did not notice the drone for 5-10 seconds, but once he heard it he sat up to take a look.”
“At that point I decided to take a closer look by moving closer to say “hi”. Once I got closer I moved the drone side to side to say hello and he motioned back to the drone. It was a cool interaction between us.”
“Upon landing he saw me bring the drone down and was leaning over the edge. I looked up and wave to him and he waved back. Very fun.”