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Aerial Tour of Seattle


Seattle from Above

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Seattle, Washington is the principal city of the USA's Pacific Northwest, and it is one of the 15 largest metro areas in the United States.  In this short but impressive video, contributor David Yip gives us an aerial tour of the Seattle waterfront on Puget Sound, specifically its Elliot Bay.  The video opens with a shot of the Space Needle (north of downtown), then moving to the Seattle Great Wheel and the skyline lined up impressively behind it.  The latter is the largest Ferris Wheel on the USA's West Coast.  

The Space Needle


Space Needle by Night

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Check out this nighttime aerial view of one of the most iconic sights in the USA's Pacific Northwest, compliments of Cumulus Imaging.  The subject is the Seattle Space Needle, an observation tower on the outskirts of downtown Seattle, Washington.  The tower, which stands just under 185 meters (a tad over 600 ft.) tall, was built in connection with the 1962 World Fair.  Topped with an observation deck and rotating restaurants, it affords spectacular views of Puget Sound and (on clear days) Mt. Rainier.  

Seattle with Dronelapses


On the Sound | Seattle, Washington | Aerial & Timelapse 4K


Multiple Drone Video of the Week Winner FrameworkFilms brings us this fantastic drone video from the city of Seattle, Washington.  The video opens with some epic shots of the Space Needle, the observation tower just north of downtown which was built for the 1962 Worlds Fair and which remains the city's most iconic landmark.  Then you'll head south to downtown for some great shots of the skyline, which is capped by the 76 story Columbia Center.  Other shots include the Port of Seattle, CenturyLink Field, some epic timelapses, and more. 

The Port of Seattle-Tacoma


Container Ship Getting Towed To Port Tacoma Washington


Here is an amazing aerial view of a large ship being towed into one of the USA's busiest ports.  The vessel is a containership operated by Evergreen Marine, a large Taiwanese shipping company which operates about 150 of these behemoths.  The ship is being towed into the Port of Tacoma, which lies south of Seattle on Washington's Puget Sound.  The ports of Tacoma and Seattle merged their operations in 2015 to form the Northwest Seaport Alliance, which is now the fourth-busiest container port in the United States.

Tacoma: Seattle's Sister City


Tacoma Sunrise


Tacoma, Washington is the sister city to Seattle, the more well known city which lies to its north, also on Puget Sound.  With a population of about 200,000, Tacoma is a substantial city in its own right, and actually is the older of the two.  It continues to be an important rail and shipping hub, which goes back to the days of the late 19th century when it was picked as the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad.  Check out Tacoma from a bird's eye perspective in this drone video.  

Gas Works Park


Gas Works, Seattle Drone footage

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Check out this excellent drone video of Seattle's Gas Works Park, compliments of contributor jay hicks.  The former site of a coal gasification plant, it sits on the north side of Union Lake, a bit north of downtown.  The park has retained elements of the original plant, which was one of the last coal gas plants in the USA and is considered a historical site.  The park has been used as a movie filming location, and was twice featured on the reality TV series The Amazing Race.  

The Amazon Spheres


The Spheres


Founded less than three decades ago, Amazon is amongst the 2-3 most valuable companies on the planet.  Its meteoric rise has been instrumental in propelling its hometown of Seattle, Washington into the ranks of the country's most prosperous cities.  Perhaps the most visible symbol of the company's presence is the Amazon Spheres, three globe-shaped domes located on the headquarters campus in the North Denny neighborhood.  See them from above in this drone video by CineFlight.    

Bellevue: Seattle's Largest Suburb


Bellevue Washington Sunset

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Check out this great drone video of Bellevue, Washington, compliments of contributor Eric Krebs.  Bellevue is sometimes referred to as the third city of the Seattle-Tacoma Metropolitan Area.  It's probably more accurate to say that it's the area's largest suburb.  Bellevue is situated on the eastern side of Lake Washington.  It was considered a rural area until the 1940's, when it became connected to Seattle via a floating bridge over the lake; a second bridge was added in the 1950's.  

Poulsbo: Western Puget Sound




While Puget Sound is best known for its two main cities, Seattle and Tacoma, the body of water in western Washington is home to numerous towns.  Many of these smaller communities began as independent villages and fishing ports, but have been absorbed into the Seattle Tacoma Metropolitan Area.  Here's a drone video of one of these communities by contributor shkundas.  Poulsbo lies on an inlet in the western side of the sound, northwest of downtown Seattle.  

Lake Washington


Lake Washington Waterfront


After Puget Sound, Lake Washington is the most prominent geographical feature of the Seattle-Tacoma Metropolitan Area.  With a surface area of almost 90 square km (just under 35 square mi.), it's the second largest lake in the state.  Since the construction of the Lake Washington Ship Canal in 1934, the lake has been connected directly to Puget Sound and thence to the Pacific Ocean.  You can check out the lake from a bird's eye perspective in this drone video by Loren_Anderson.  

Around Puget Sound


Puget Sound


Check out this brilliant drone video of Puget Sound, the large body of water in western Washington in the USA's Pacific Northwest.  The video opens with an epic shot of downtown Seattle, which lies on the eastern shore of the sound, on a sort of inlet called Elliott Bay. You'll also see some shots of some of the Sound's hundreds of small inlets.  At about the :30 mark, there is a fantastic shot of the Sound with Mt. Rainier looming in the background; the volcanic mountain is the highest in the Cascades range.  

Air/Ground Seattle Tour


SEATTLE BY Drone, Boat, Bike, & Car


In this video, contributor TampaRandy heads to Seattle to continue his series of tours of USA cities which combine drone and ground camera footage.  Opening with some dramatic shots of the Seattle waterfront on Puget Sound, the video will lead you on a nicely captioned/narrated tour of specific sites including the Space Needle, the city's most distinctive landmark since its construction for the 1962 World's Fair; Ship Canal Bridge; Lake Union; the Alaskan Way, the Bainbridge Island Ferry, and more.  

Space Needle, Lake Union, Downtown


Seattle, Washington


AirVuz own tylerjmason used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create this fantastic aerial video of downtown Seattle, Washington.  The video alternates between two of the best perspectives of the city: (1) towards the Space Needle (which lies just north of downtown) facing northeast, with Union Lake in the background; and (2) from a vantage point north of the center city looking south towards the Space Needle, with the skyline of the core downtown area behind it and Puget sound to the right (west).  

The Tacoma Narrows Bridges


Narrows Bridge Fire


Check out this excellent 4k drone video of the twin-span Tacoma Narrows Bridge near Seattle, Washington, compliments of contributor cward360.  The older of the two bridges over the Puget Sound strait was completed in 1950, replacing the infamous Galloping Gertie bridge which collapsed within six months of opening in 1940.  Its main span of 853 meters (about 2.8k ft.) made it the world's third-longest suspension bridge when it opened.  The newer span opened in 2007 and now handles eastbound traffic. 

Seattle Outskirts via EVO Drone


Snow Day: Shot on EVO

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It was a rare snow day in Seattle - the city gets a lot of rain, but not a ton of snow like in Maine or Minnesota - so the folks over at Autel Robotics decided to take their EVO drone out to play in the picturesque landscapes of Seattle's outlying areas, where the urban quickly transitions to rural. From steamy rivers, to snow-covered trees and frozen waterfalls, frosty landscapes and more, the EVO grabs the colors and negative space provided by the area’s rare snow storm.

The University of Washington Campus


The Quad - University of Wahington

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AirVuz contributor infinity films brings us this excellent drone video flyover of the quadrangle of the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Located in the city's University District, northeast of Lake Union, the public university was founded in 1861.  Its student body of a bit under 50k is roughly two-thirds undergraduate, with the remainder spread across dozens of graduate and professional schools.  A major research institution, the school is also an athletic powerhouse and a member of the Pac 10 college sports conference.

Seattle's Skyscrapers


From Sea to Seattle | Long Form Aerial Cinematography

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Contributor Yi Jun Luo created this excellent drone pull-out shot of the waterfront of Seattle, Washington.  Facing the city's skyline to the west from Puget Sound, the video will give you a nice views of the city's tallest building as of 2019 - the 76 story Columbia Center, which stands 286 meters or 937 ft. (right).  On the left you will see the under-construction Ranier Square Tower, which topped out in 2018 as Seattle second-tallest skyscraper at 259 meters or 849 ft., and 1201 Third Avenue, the third-tallest.

The Tacoma Dome


Flying Over Tacoma Dome at Sunset with Mavic 2 Zoom

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The Tacoma Dome is one of the more recognizable landmarks in Seattle's "sister" city.  Opened in 1983, the arena is used for concerts, indoor soccer, American football, basketball, and hockey.  During the 1990's, the Dome was the home court of the Seattle Supersonics of the National Basketball Association while the Seattle Center Coliseum was being renovated.  Seen in this drone video by Yi Jun Luo, the Dome has a seating capacity which ranges up to about 21k for spectator games.  

Seattle's Inner Harbor


Cinematic in Seattle


For a first upload to AirVuz, skymotion brings us this fantastic aerial tour of the waterfront of Seattle, Washington. The area filmed is known as the "inner harbor", and it's the historic core of the largest city in the USA's Pacific Northwest region. Chosen as a DVOW Finalist, the video features footage of the Seattle Great Wheel (a giant Ferris wheel at Pier 57), the Seattle Aquarium, the skyscrapers which lie just east of the waterfront, and the more modern port facilities which lie just to the south of the core downtown.

FPV Views of Seattle


Diving Seattle - FPV

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This first person view (FPV) video from FPV Brothers will give you an entirely new perspective on the great city of Seattle, the informal regional capital of the USA's Pacific Northwest.  On an (untypically, for Seattle) reasonably clear New Year's Day, a GoPro Session 5 affixed to a TBS Crossfire racing drone was used to dive (piloting with video goggles) the 76 story Columbia Center; at 284 meters (933 ft.), it's the tallest building in the Pacific Northwest and one of the half-dozen tallest on the West Coast.  

Seattle's Lush Outskirts



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One of the things making Seattle, Washington such an attractive area is the wealth of outdoor spots around the bustling metro.  Here can be found an array of vegetation including Douglas fir, hemlock, western red cedar and ponderosa pine trees. The vibrant colors and variety of lush plants make it the perfect backdrop for any drone flight. Witness this piece by Autel Robotics, who put their EVO to good use creating a memorable portrait of the area's nature. 



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