It was only a matter of time before the fervor and fascination surrounding drones translated to a weekly showcase on TV. Airing Friday nights on the Science Channel, Droned is the first television program that revolves around all things drones, and enthusiasts should make the program appointment viewing…or at least set their DVRs to record. Documenting the chronicles of Pigeon Vision, an aerial filming and customization company based out of Ft. Lauderdale, Droned is a reality program that shows the inner-workings of the burgeoning commercial drone industry. Pigeon Vision is responsible for designing and manufacturing drones for a number of entertainment projects and clients, ranging from Indy 500 races to filmmaker Tyler Perry.
Run by drone pilot Dani Vierra and software developer Bill Piedra, Pigeon Vision is the ideal establishment to front the first ever television series surrounding everyone’s favorite new toy. They’re hoping that Droned will showcase innovation in the drone industry and spotlight drones being utilized for new and exciting purposes, such as inspecting objects in mid-air or tracking wild animals like sharks. “In one of the episodes, you’ll actually see we went to a gondola company and we helped them inspect their mechanical equipment as well so that their technicians are able to stay safer in the field,” Vierra previewed.
Pigeon Vision has been at the forefront of experimenting with drones and finding creative applications for these unmanned aerial vehicles. Looking beyond the reputation of drones as being just the hot, new gadget to play with and their growing prominence in the photography field, Pigeon Vision has been consulting with numerous sectors, such as the Ft. Lauderdale Fire Department, in order to design and fine tune drones to aid in rescue operations. Piedra believes commercial drone usage and operations are going to skyrocket in the coming years. “What we’re doing right now is a lot of experimental customizations of drones to sort of extend their applications,” he explained. Thanks to Droned, you can witness the expansion and burst of these new technologies right in the comfort of your own home.