A drone pilot taking a look at a giant wind turbine was startled to find a man sunbathing on the top of it. Kevin Miller flew the drone all the way up the 200ft turbine to find the mystery man flat on his back catching some rays. Woken from his nap by the noise of the drone, he sits up, gives a wave, and looks rather nonplussed as the drone moves in further for a good look. The bearded adventurer seemed entirely unconcerned about being unbelievably high in the sky without any safety equipment. Kevin, from San Diego, California, took the images when he was on holiday in Rhode Island on the other side of the country. He assumes the man, possibly an engineer, climbed the rung ladder inside the support column to nab the best sunbathing spot in town. Kevin, 49, said: “I thought this was my chance to get up close to capture what is usually tough to access. So I decided to drive up to get a super close video while [the turbine] was not in operation. “When I reached the bottom, I noticed that the maintenance door was open and thought someone was up inside doing repairs. “The guy must have been napping because he did not notice the drone for 5-10 seconds, but once he heard it he sat up to take a look. “At that point I decided to take a closer look by moving closer to say hi. Once I got closer I moved the drone side to side to say hello and he motioned back to the drone. It was a cool interaction between us. “Upon landing he saw me bring the drone down and was leaning over the edge. I looked up and wave to him and he waved back.”
I might’ve said this before on this site but i hate a lot of drone people. People with drones just like to show off drones and the whizzing noise freaks my dog out sometimes when too close. I get they get nice scenery and ill give it that but once you use it to annoy people thats when im off it. This drone just blew up this mans secret hiding spot and its a fucking sweet one too. I mean look at that view. You got the Rhode Island ocean behind you nice views below you. wind breezing, and nice weather. Thats one of those spots where you take a chick to get horny. Now I’ll readily admit I’m afraid of heights so this would terrify me a little bit and I’m sure it would freak girls out too. But you know when its a nice day in the summer and you dont want to be bothered by any one or anything you just want to get a little tan on maybe listen to some tunes, you want to go to your spot where you cant be bothered and for this man its 200ft above on a very dangerous wind turbine. Now that the whole worlds scene his hiding spot he’s probably gonna get in trouble with his boss, other people want to use that spot, etc. All because drone guy just HAD to explore that the top of a wind turbine looks like.