This past weekend, my son and I took a quick trip to Anderson Island to fly the Phantom 3 drone and get some awesome raw footage. We did three flights and the video below is a short video of those flights.
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Anderson Island is located in the south Puget Sound area of Washington State and is accessible by ferry boat, boat, or helicopter. You could also land a seaplane or parachute in if you like. I’ll stick to the ferry boat ride (I don’t jump out of perfectly good aircraft) and using the drone (or an airplane) for bird’s eye views of Anderson Island.
During the drone video, you’ll see one of the two ferries that Pierce County operates between Steilacoom (mainland) and Anderson Island. My son Hayden ran the drone from the parking lot near the ferry landing on Anderson Island. He doesn’t seem to trust me with flying it at this point.
The lake portion of the video is Lake Josephine with views east towards Mt. Rainier. You can also see Oro Bay during this section of the video and we launched from Ray Park.
The third and final part of the video shows McNeil Island to the north, Eagle Island (a Washington State Park – day use only), some more of the ferry, and a gorgeous sunset with the Olympic Mountains in the distance. We launched from Olso Point for this flight.
Below are some helpful links if you are interested in a visit to Anderson Island:
Ferry Schedule for Anderson Island Ferry
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