WPRI 12 News will launch their new DJI Inspire 1 drone, which will fly "almost everywhere over southern New England."
It will be operated by meteorologist/remote pilot T.J. Del Santo. The unmanned system is the first to be commercially used in the Providence, according to WPRI.
The station is using DJI’s Zenmuse X3 and Zenmuse Z3 cameras with the UAS, which cannot be flown over people, at night, more than 400 feet in altitude or beyond the visual line of sight of DelSanto. WPRI notes that the cameras can provide 4K video and 12-megapixel still photos.
“The sky is the limit, really. As long as Sky Drone 12 can be safely flown, it can gather video and pictures of weather, news, and other events," WPRI said.