The KCB Machakos Rally 2014 provided us
with our first collaborative drone journalism field work. The rally included a spectator stage where the
off I said
drivers made a loop inside the new Machakos People’s Park, which opened on February 14th. Flying a DJI Phantom quadcopter and fighting high winds which blew over our tripod and video screen, we recorded aerial video of the
racers tearing around the park. The footage shows the unique aerial perspectives of a
rally race which a UAV can capture,
thus providing an example for how this emerging technology can benefit sports reporting and broadcasting.