What’s Up, Drone?

Billy Bass- Horizon News Editor | @HCH_Billy

As students emerged from their last classes of the week, the buzz of propellers could be heard overhead.

Who was this visitor? A drone owned and deployed by a local company, Blue Chip UAS, captured footage to be used in Hesston College’s new video tour to be launched next summer.

Rachel Swartzendruber Miller, Vice President of Admissions said this video will replace the older YouVisit virtual campus tour currently on our website. She says his footage will improve upon that experience– especially for prospective students. The hope is that the new tour will not only be updated, but that it will be exciting, stimulating, and user friendly.

An unmanned aircraft filmed the Hesston College campus Friday. The footage will be used for future promotions from the admissions office; targeting prospective students. Photo by Billy Bass.
An unmanned aircraft filmed the Hesston College campus Friday. The footage will be used for future promotions from the admissions office; targeting prospective students. Photo by Billy Bass.

“We are making this new video so students with interest in Hesston College have a way to dig deeper into what our campus is like,” said Swartzendruber Miller. “This video will also enable viewers to have a more personal connection to the campus since video allows people to feel as though they are literally on the campus in real time.”

This project has been supported by Flint Hills Design, the firm responsible for some of Hesston’s branding and marketing materials, including our website.

The email sent earlier in the day notified campus of the drone. According to James Burns, co-founder of Blue Chip UAS, this is protocol. “We would hope not to cause worry here, but in other places people shoot drones down. They get scared that people are spying on them, so that’s why we prompted the message sent out to everyone.”

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