Inspire 2 drone NIGHT FLYING (In a Big City)

The Inspire 2 with Zenmuse X5S camera films over Lexington, Kentucky at night.

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(One of my Top Ten favorite flights!)


  1. Mark Tierney on January 12, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Very cool! Where is the reflection on the lens coming from starting at 1:34?

  2. Richard Finck on January 12, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Great footage. However are you two clowns or drone pilots? Don’t quit your day jobs. Love that Inspire and night video.

  3. tonebonetones on January 12, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Marvelous stuff. Thumbs up from the Orwellian UK….where the CAA/govt. are salivating at the prospect of introducing even more laws in July to plunder the pockets of mavic miniI owners, like myself, who bought their 249g drone to avoid paying another stealth tax and striving to be free of bureaucracy.

  4. Daniel Glover on January 12, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    9:33. Guess an plane as airport mentioned at the start, in the 2 mile radius. Very colourful for a plane. Some other drone?. See it in background. Nice shots. found the places you where at. got on google maps, sad but always do as a challenge if enough info, google things for a location. downtown, easy enough.

  5. John Scott on January 12, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Great footage of a beautiful city. That camera did a great job. Now Ken, go back and put the bulb back you pulled out.

  6. ToDasBest RcGarageofDreams on January 12, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Beautiful Man I tell ya…

  7. tommy turner on January 12, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Look forward to your video on night waiver

  8. Graeme Wilson on January 12, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Very good Ken Las Vegas next time. 👌

  9. Mike Clarke on January 12, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Wife family from Kentucky, have their family reunions their. For anyone like golf the Houston Oaks is a great place, course was originally an old ranch/farm there, great course, nice town.

  10. super Dave on January 12, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Great Video you 2, just wondering if you’re now wanted to turning off the lighted tree!
    I think nothing is more Beautiful than a city at night. Loved the rolling credits but you need to work on that slow motion walk you did 😉

  11. Ron Brown on January 12, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    The camera on that drone did very well in lowlight You really able to capture some very nice video. Interesting location as well.

  12. mapperstwo on January 12, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Great video as always, love the credits and special effects, It was nice that you got Henry involved

  13. Waterland Films on January 12, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    I enjoyed watching! Fun and great production!

  14. Skip on January 12, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Cool video, however, not a big city. Not by a longshot.

  15. Cory Armitage on January 12, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    I cant believe the city used the light bulbs that if you take one out they all go out! Hahaha so funny. Love how you left it out too! I laughed so hard

  16. Hold Short Runway 27 on January 12, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Hi Ken,
    The Inspire 2 footage was beeeauuutiful ! I was literally lol when u turned off the lights on that tree, you mischevious kid you ! That’s actually something I would have thought of too. Another awesome video with credits from Heron Aerial Photography.

  17. Brian on January 12, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    A lovely video of Lexington, it looks a beautiful amazing city, everyone must be so proud of it. You have inspired me to get out at dusk and do dome filming here in the U.K. Brad is a true sport for accompanying you, I really enjoy hearing him talk with such pride about the history of the buildings, it adds another dimension of interest to the videos. As always, my very best regards from myself and family to you, Brad and family. Regards. Brian

  18. Kevin Henderson on January 12, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    214ft. 😉

  19. Tim lane on January 12, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    What were the ‘Close encounter’ type lights in the first couple of clips Ken?

  20. Vinh Ha on January 12, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Ken , you had a really amazing drones and a lots of $$ , and time for us to view… thanks you for real… I really like watching your vid…

  21. HawkEyePerspective on January 12, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Does that lens bend the horizon that much? Looks like the curvature of the earth, at 200ft. Lol

  22. AddFilmmedia on January 12, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Ken, what ISO did you set?

  23. Noel Hogan on January 12, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Ken – top tip: use the red lense cover (normally used for the port side) for the belly lumecube.

    For all military aviation it’s white strobe on spine – red strobe on belly. (And obviously green for right intake and red for left intake).
    Great vids 👌✊

  24. Tentoes on January 12, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Inspiring! hehe Ken, you’re evil!

  25. Chris Hope on January 12, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    The night flights are great, Lexington was a treat. That was COOL. Thanks for the flight.

  26. Gary Hedges on January 12, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Great video Ken, thanks for sharing

  27. Steve Stanger on January 12, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    The Ending!!!! 🤣

  28. Tim Hutchinson on January 12, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Doesn’t it make you wonder how may UFO reports were phoned in? 🙂

  29. David D on January 12, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    just a thought: I just started watching your videos the last few weeks on/ off. You know how you mention why there are strobes on the drone, it’s because other air craft can see it, yah dah, yah dah, doo. What if you did something like that each episode, but geared toward part 107 for folks like me serious about getting the 107 license… Again, just a thought… Thanks, Ken

  30. SkyFox FPVulpine on January 12, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    The colors are very vibrant, especially for a night flight! I’m very impressed!

  31. SupraManG on January 12, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    What a breath-taking view of Lexington! Such an awe-inspiring moment—I meant the jokes :o)

  32. 2222ut on January 12, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Wow. Another great video. May I ask you a question? Did you do anything special to get AirMap approval near Class C airspace? I live "within" a Class C area, and AirMap never gives me permission at night. I can get permission to 400ft during the day, but nothing at night. I noticed you were technically outside the area. You or anyone else get permission at night from AirMap "within" Class C? Thanks for your great posts!

  33. Lel Serfözö on January 12, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Nice video

  34. Gman75 on January 12, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Nice footage Ken! Keep up the good work

  35. Howard Prince on January 12, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Um … the tree is still dark did you forget to put the bulb back. ??? Lol

  36. Out of Town with Robin Bell on January 12, 2021 at 11:39 pm


  37. JoeWebb51 on January 12, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Ken, I sure hope you repaired the lights on that tree. I understand the need to test it, but as adults, we have to follow through and fix what we break. Love your videos and information!

  38. KwadKen on January 12, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    how much is that camera go for? 6000?

  39. livemusic on January 12, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Nice flat earth horizon

  40. Mark Decamps on January 12, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    How did you get LAANC approval at night? I have a waiver but it still rejects it after sunset.

  41. Boat Lover2 on January 12, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    So you spent all that money to go up and back down?? Lol

  42. David D on January 12, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    You’re a NUT!!! I LOVE IT!!! Great pics, Ken ~ Dave!

  43. Machine Gun Droner on January 12, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Amazing video. I wish mine were this good. I’m putting out a new one today on my channel.

  44. Josh Breha on January 12, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Beautiful footage do you use the ssd card or the micro sd ?card

  45. J & C Milleker on January 12, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    That building didn’t put up much of a Chase.

    Great night footage!

  46. MrPlaneTalk on January 12, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Hi Ken. At 3:55 you mentioned about doing this video “legally” under your “daytime waiver.” My understanding is one doesn’t need a daytime waiver to fly at night unless you’re doing “commercial part 107 operations.” Was this video for hire? Or is it just because it’s a monetized YouTube channel therefore all of your flights are 107? Thanks for listening; thanks for answering…buh…and bye.

  47. The DJI Man Tony on January 12, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    how many ufo reports lol

  48. TRIBE FPV on January 12, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Bro thats beautiful footage amazing 👊

  49. Jose Cabrera on January 12, 2021 at 11:54 pm


  50. D Hansel on January 12, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Look! Up In The Sky…. It’s a bird…. It’s a plane….. No! It Ken flying his flashy drone !

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