Watch a Drone Fly Through Cavernous Underground Crossrail Tunnels

By Chris Mills on at

Our capital's Crossrail project is nearly finished, which means there's a load of freshly dug tunnels lying there, devoid of trains and just begging for a drone to fly through. Thankfully, the BBC was on hand with a spare UAV or two.

Following four months of negotiation – man, those meetings must have been fun! – the BBC managed to get access to the Crossrail tunnels, and brought in a specially trained pilot with a GoPro-laden DJI Phantom to make the most of it.

In addition to the final clip, there's also a
good behind-the-scenes look, mostly consisting of one very nervous pilot trying not to crash his drone into all the Health & Safety people.

It's also an interesting look at how broadcast media might start using drones in the near future — the clip was filmed for a news segment, after all. [BBC]