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British team makes first quadcopter drone flight across English Channel

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   March 3, 2016 at 9:53 AM

DOVER, England, March 3 (UPI) -- A team of British drone experts announced they have become the first to fly a quadcopter drone 22 miles across the English Channel.

Richard Gill and Team Ocuair posted a video to YouTube showing time-lapse footage of their 72-minute feat on the morning of Feb. 16.

The video shows the drone flying ahead while the pilot and support team followed in a small boat.

The trap traversed about 22 miles from a French Beach near Wissant to Shakespeare Beach in Dover, England.

The team said they were the first to fly a quadcopter drone across the English channel. They said their trip is also believed to be the longest single trip ever made by a quadcopter.

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