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Flyover of Abandoned Power Plant

I piloted a drone over the abandoned Genesee Power Station in the Southern Tier of New York on a recent evening. It was my third flight of the GoPro Karma drone which presented some teachable lessons in flying around obstacles, especially live high-voltage power lines.

Built in 1948, the coal-fired power plant was placed on cold standby in 2000 and abandoned by 2012.

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