Don't do this at home: Mexican drone multimedia firm PostAndFly flew a drone around Mexico City's International Airport, capturing some astounding footage sure to please any aviation technology enthusiast.
The drone flight was approved and coordinated with the airport itself, and thus the prominent warning marking the video's start urging viewers "never fly close to airports," and explaining that the video was captured with permission and complete coordination with the airport authorities.
Following the all-important-yet-obvious warning, the footage unfolds to reveal the soothing repetition of the airport's runway patterns. Planes are also given the elegant jib treatment, with the drone's gentle rise mimicking footage from traditionally more difficult camera capture methods.
Especially cool is the overhead tracking shot of a United Dreamliner 787, distinguished by its swooped curves and pointed winglets, as is the gratuitous use of tugs to pull planes across the airport's taxiways.
What's clear after watching this video is that its stunning production values mark a new era for airline and aircraft multimedia, as drones offer a flexible style with enormous freedom to film airplanes in all their glory.