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Minnesota State Fair 2017

Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is held annually in late August through Labor Day weekend in an area of St. Paul, the "twin city" to Minneapolis.  Widely known as the Great Minnesota Get Together, the Fair is one of the largest such gatherings in the country.  In 2017, AirVuz collaborated with the Fair to provide drone coverage of the event for the first time.  Using fully licensed operators, AirVuz created a series of videos showing the Fair and different events occuring there, from an aerial perspective.  

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Celebrating Carnaval in Belo Horizonte

rg drones

While the Carnival celebration is closely associated with Rio de Janeiro, it is exuberantly celebrated throughout Brazil.  In this drone video, contributor RG Drones was able to capture the Carnival celebrations in the city of Belo Horizonte, the third largest city of the officially recognized region of Southeastern Brazil after Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.  Belo Horizonte is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais, which is the country's second most-populous after the state of Sao Paulo.

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Deep dive in to Ukraine

Valerii Iavtushenko

Ivana Kupala is an ancient Eastern European festival held in mid-summer.  The annual celebration is observed in many areas of the region, namely in parts of the Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, and Russia.  Tied to the summer solstice, Ivana Kupala occurs the night of July 6th/7th on the Eastern Orthodox calendar, which correspondes to June 23rd/24th on the Gregorian calendar. Contributor and pilot Valerii Iavtushenko flew a drone over an Ivana Kupula celebration in the Ukraine to make this amazing aerial video.  

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Uptown Food Truck Festival Minnesota 2017

Uptown Food Truck Fesitval

In Minnesota, in the northern USA, the short summer months are packed with outdoor festivals.  Given the growing reputation of the Twin Cities as a "foodie" city, it's not surprising that one of the fastest growing summer gatherings is the Food Truck Festival in Minneapolis.  Based in the city's trendy Uptown neighborhood, a gentrified area south of downtown, the festival features hundreds of food trucks, live music, food, and plenty of beer.  AirVuz collaborated with the organizer to film the event in 2017.

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Official Holi Hai 2017, Busan South Korea

Aerial Aspects

Holi Festivals are a Hindu tradition in which participants cover themselves in bright colots.  The festivals began in India but have become popular with non-Hindus throughout the world.  One of the largest  is the Holi Hai Festival of Colors in Busan, South Korea.  Contributor Aerial Aspects worked with the event's organizers to film the 2017 festival with a drone, providing us with an amazing aerial view of this sea of colors in the second-largest city of South Korea after the capital, Seoul.

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Baltimore City Light Festival 2017

Jeff Walrich - TK-421

Cargo ships no longer ply the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland.  Nowadays this storied port is  all about entertainment, dining and festivals.  The biggest thing to hit the Inner Harbor is the Light City Festival, which is a smorgasbord of music, visual arts, and lights.  Contributor Jeff Walrich worked with the promoters to create this amazing aerial and ground look at a major gathering in this Mid-Atlantic USA city.  

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Caye Caulker Lobster Fest 2017

J'aerial Photography

Caye Caulker is a small coral island off the coast of the Central American nation of Belize, in the Caribbean Sea.  While the island has only 2,000 permanent residents, it's become one of the top destinations driving adventure-seeking tourists to this small country just south of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.  In this video, you'll get a taste of the tropical paradise through the drone camera of contributor and pilot J'aerial Photography, who filmed the cay during its annual Lobsterfest.  

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A Night in Coney Island


New York City's Brooklyn borough, which sits across the East River from Lower Manhattan, is the city's largest by population.  It is perhaps best known for  the Coney Island Amusement Park, which lies in the southern part of the borough, near the Verrazano Bridge which crosses the Narrows to Staten Island.  Contributor Remorales treats us to an aerial view of this park, which was the shooting location for the climactic final scene of the 1979 feature film The Warriors, a movie about gang warfare in New York City.

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Sirsi Marikamba Fest

Ninad Maneghatta

Contributor and drone pilot Ninad Maneghatta created this beautiful drone video of one of the largest fairs in southern India.  It's held at the Marikamba Temple in Sirsi, a town in the south Indian state of Karnataka.  Located a bit inland from the Malabar Coast, the town of Sirsi is surrounded by forests and waterfalls.  The festival here is held every two years, and is believed to be the largest such gathering in the state.  Karnataka was once known as Mysore and its largest city is Bangalore.  


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Cardboard Boat Races

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Hyperlapse Fair

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Holi Festival of Colors

Arthur Eby
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Ventura Fair

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