Spyfest: Test driving a drone gives fest a James Bond-007 vibe

Richard Newstead

“The problem with drones is that people buy them, think they’re easy to fly, take them out to the park and mess around, get them stuck in a tree and walk away thinking it’s too hard.”

“The first rule of owning a drone is don’t give it a name, because you’ll get too attached,” says our drone guru Steve.

I hug Daryl close to me and hope he didn’t hear that.

I’m taking a drone-flying lesson as a part of Goulburn’s Spyfest festival. The drones are meant to represent the James Bond gadget aspect of the spy experience.

"On the plus side, my footage of the ground rushing towards me looks great."

Richard Newstead

“On the plus side, my footage of the ground rushing towards me looks great.”

But Daryl will be more than that. He’ll be my eyes and ears in the air.

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