Innovative Proposal by Remote Control Helicopter
San Francisco, April 7th 2013
We recently stumbled upon this interesting story. A proposal by remote control helicopter from the skies, using a remote Hex-Copter to fly in the engagement ring. Jason Muscat, a Director of Technology at Odopod, San Francisco devised the unique proposal idea to propose to his girlfriend, with the help of photographer Chris Geiger to expertly pilot the RC Hex-copter to deliver the ring.
Jason photographed the entire proposal at Alamo Square Park, San Francisco, capturing the moment on a Canon IID camera with Hex-Copter mounted GoPro Hero 3 / 808 Key-chain Cameras to film from the air.
Camera mounted ‘drones’ and remote-controlled devices have recently been the focus of debate, owing to questions of privacy and security. This is the first time we have seen such a device used for a proposal of marriage.
Caught on (flying) camera
During Jason’s proposal the cameras caught Christina’s reaction from all angles. There had also been a rehearsal (without Christina of course) days before to test the plan. There is a great deal of skill involved in piloting this sort of device as anyone who has tried will appreciate. I am sure this was a nervous experience for the pilot in charge of the expensive engagement ring. The proposal went smoothly and the answer was yes! With romance in the air, some cunning and some innovative technology and imagination, this is certainly up there with some of the more unusual engagement proposals. Complex proposals like this demand a great deal of time, planning and sometimes expert help.
Perhaps you have your own interesting proposal story you’d like to share. We’d certainly love to hear about it, so feel free to comment below.
Photo credit – Chris Geiger