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French Grand Prix 2019 Security – 4 days, 2 tethered drones, 84 hours of flight

Marie Fayot | 4 Jul 2019 | 2 min

Marie Fayot

4 Jul 2019

2 minutes

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This year, the Formula 1 Grand Prix gathered 135 000 spectators and more than 28 000 vehicles in Le Castellet, France. Facing two major problematics of security and traffic jam, the organizers have mobilized 400 gendarmes, 70 firemen, and also CRS, EMS and Elistair Orion Tethered drone, deployed by a French drone security service company, Delta Drone.

Two Elistair Orion Tethered Drones for 84 Hours of Live Video Surveillance.

Elistair tethered drones provided 360° live aerial video support of the entire event, and cumulated 84 hours of flight over the 4 days of the Grand prix. The videos where live transmitted to the offshore departmental Operation center and enabled the security mangers to coordinate the teams on the ground.

One drone concentrated on the stands and the circuit accesses to ensure the spectators security. The other one provided real time road situation to help anticipate critical points, regulate traffic and identify dangerous drivers’ behaviors.

Unlimited flight capacity and minimal logistical footprint

Elistair Orion 1 tethered drone flying in a clear blue sky

Elistair Orion tethered system keeps demonstrating its reliability and efficiency for large events surveillance and telecommunications operations. Tethered to its Safe-T ground station the drone receives continuous power and is maintained in a safe flight zone.

Automated and built to endure persistent flights in complex environments it is easily deployable and can fly more than 10 consecutive hours. It was selected as part of the security dispositive for the Ryder cup, Ferté Alais, Bol d’Or and F1 Grand prix over the past few months.

Find out more about tethered drone applications here

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