Get vertigo watching awesome mountain landscapes from the pilot seat of an RC airplane.

Buzzing the tower. Photo by Jason Means

I’m glad to see that it’s not just the US Air Force that has the wisdom to attach cameras to radio-controlled aircraft. What I didn’t realize, however, is how surreal the footage from an RC plane would be. The remastered, 3-D version of Top Gun will still suck compared to this.

This video isn’t about the acrobatics an RC plane is capable of. While that would be interesting, too, this video is all about the landscape. This is a whole new perspective of a mountainous landscape I am either hiking through or looking down from 30,000 feet.

Buzzing down a mountain face at grass-top level reminded me of mountain biking, then the nose pulls up at the edge of a cliff and I’m suddenly reverse-BASE-jumping.

This may be the best use of a GoPro I’ve seen yet.

Video created by Tom Mottner.

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