Lake Tahoe Seen By Ayers!

Tahoe from the air

Tahoe from the air


It’s not a typo, its a bad pun.. Fellow Woody Boater Don Ayers went Drone shooting on Lake Tahoe during the big Tahoe show in August. You know, when it was cold out! Anyway, Don got the footage together in a stunning 9 minutish video.


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And best yet, no footage of the drone plopping in the water! If you look close enough you can see Marty Filetto’s plastic Riva which was the staging boat.  So without further adooooooooo! The video!

21 replies
  1. randy Rush Captain Grumpy
    randy Rush Captain Grumpy says:

    I have to say, I thought Matt was screwing with us, putting 2 models boats in his pool in his intro. But after watching well that was great Don!

  2. Pappy
    Pappy says:

    Outstanding. What a way to start off Sunday morning. Pretty boats, pretty water, and ya gotta love the drone!

  3. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I was thinking about bringing a shotgun to Skaneatles to do a little drone hunting, but judging from that video, it looks like it can fly too high even for 3.5″ magnum goose loads.

    Plan B = build a SAM battery out of Estes rockets.

  4. Gary
    Gary says:

    Flat out AWSOME!
    I have been playing with a drone and now I am upgrading and also thinking of m-fine and thinking of arming it.

  5. Don Ayers
    Don Ayers says:

    The Rest of the Story:

    I got to the show early Thursday morning to see a drone flying around. Secretly I been hoping there would be someone around especially after I saw some of the drone footage from Clayton a couple of weeks before.

    So after the drone came down I approached the operator and introduced myself.

    Glenn Campbell is his name and he could not be a nicer gentlemen. We talked for a few minutes and very quickly I think he determined that while a complete amateur I knew a little about photography and even less about drone use. We both however have a passion for this kind of stuff. We hit it off and I quickly invited him to accompany me on a “on-water” shoot.

    Glenn and his wife are locals at Tahoe and he has big dollars and time invested in the drone equipment. He jumped at the chance to do something from a boat as I don’t think he had done that before.

    Marty Feletto’s big Riva St. Tropez is a fantastic platform for photography and while I stood on the bow Glenn and co-pilot Jenny launched the drone from the stern.
    A big thank you to Marty and to Hamster for piloting us. Hamster is a First Class guy and an extraordinary driver.

    Trust me, there is a lot more to this drone footage than folks can know. A lot going on with signals, batteries, GPS, etc etc. I was impressed to say the least.

    Glenn and I agreed to share materials and he would put together a video and incorporate some of my still images.

    Bottom line is you can expect to see more of this kind of thing as drone work can product images from a point of view never before seen.

    I’m very excited about the future and hope to work with Glenn in the future.

    Enjoy the video


    PS. “Like” the video and subscribe to his YouTube channel

  6. Al Benton
    Al Benton says:

    The team effort was fantastic. What a great production!

    Thanks Don, for putting this together. And a big Thank You to Glenn Campbell and his copilot Jenny for your expertise in flying the drone. And to Marty for providing a first class photo platform for Don and Glenn to work from. All in all, AMAZING.

  7. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    On a serious note, there is an airport VERY close to the site of the International show. Potential drone pilots should take note of where it is safe and legal to fly and where it might be prudent to stay low.

  8. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    wow, Wow, WOW!

    That is one AWESOME video!

    Love the interviews as well as the drone footage.

    Thanks to all of you involved.

  9. Carla
    Carla says:

    What a fantastic video, Don! Thank you for sharing with all of us via the #1 platform for “everything you wanted to know about classic boats but were afraid to ask”! Nice job Britten Peterson for the background on Steinway!!

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