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French Flyers


On a recent trip to Casa Barardi – Hecla Mining Company’s gold property in western Quebec, we enlisted the help of Montreal-based aerial copter company VuDuCiel. We had them flying a six-blade drone copter with a DSLR camera mount outdoors; they used a smaller copter for indoor shooting. Standing in front of Casa’s headframe is operator Jean-Francois Vermette (left) and his camera operator and sidekick Julien Gramigna. They spoke pretty good English and were a pleasure to work with. When asked to perform some death-defying maneuvers, they always responded with an enthusiastic “Oui oui!” Merci, gentlemen.



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