Despite an injury to a triathlon runner in Western Australia in 2014, and reported claims of spying on the training sessions of the French national football team as well as the Minnesota Vikings NFL team, drones may still hold strong in the future of sports coverage. Dr Christopher Moore discusses some of the possibilities that drones have to replace traditional methods being used today to record and capture sporting events.
Drones are also carving a position in the sporting industry on their own, with many countries creating rally-style races and obstacle courses. Regulations and laws for the ownership and use of drones in Australia are currently fairly restricted, and must be adhered to. Further information is available through the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. But as time goes on and the technology becomes safer and easier to use, you may find them buzzing around overhead (although with current rules, 30m away from people) recording your favourite sporting heroes.