Mon May 12, 2014
Colorado Wonders

Get A Drone's-Eye View Of Colorado's Front Range

Ever wanted to soar over Denver’s Coors Field, or buzz the iconic Red Rocks? This video produced for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation does just that.

It seems we can't get enough of looking at Colorado from the air. Produced to give prospective employers a bird’s-eye view of the best the metro area has to offer, this three minute video shows off the state in hopes of enticing future economic development.

How many Front Range landmarks can you pick out? We caught the Union Station redevelopment in Denver, the Daniels and Fisher downtown (0:38), Sports Authority Field (1:02), and Old Town Fort Collins (2:30).

Several prominent businesses and major universities get the fly-over treatment as well.

Janet Fritz, director of marketing and technology for the Metro Denver EDC said the corporation sometimes gives prospective businesses a helicopter tour of the region.

“The 'oohs' and 'ahhs' we get with those, we thought wouldn’t it be great to give this experience to all of the people looking at region,” Fritz said.

The video was produced with a UAV camera by a company based in Dallas. You can catch the shadow of the quad-copter in the video at the 0:43 mark.

“We hope it entices companies and provides relocating employees a unique perspective on the region,” she said. "It’s almost like you pinned a camera to a bird, it’s such a unique perspective.”