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Just wondering how many of you guys have actually been to Chernobyl? I went a year ago and it was amazing, recorded a short video too!

My question - does anyone know (if I was to go again) how I would go about getting permission to fly a drone (mini 2) in the area?

Thanks!

 

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I've been in 2018 and hopefully going again in Sept inshalaha.

Last time I heard of anyone enquiring about it they got a resounding No.
 

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I've been in 2018 and hopefully going again in Sept inshalaha.

Last time I heard of anyone enquiring about it they got a resounding No.
Sweet, defo make sure you get a tour of Duga 2 and lunch at the canteen opposite the reactor buildings as well!

I see a lot of footage on YouTube from drones. The guides that took us did a lot of things that they are not supposed to do. So maybe one tour guide just said “f-it, do it quickly”.

I love flying my drone (see on my channel), flying at some of the sites I recorded on that video I shared would be like a dream. Defo got the vibe that I couldn’t when I was there and didn’t take the drone I had at the time with me for that reason.

Would defo take the drone and make a trip especially if I was allowed to fly!
 

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Not been to Chernobyl, but I worked for a week at Zlobin, 100 miles to the north, in 1987. We were importing all our food and drink, including water, from Austria. Uncomfortably close, considering the lack of information at the time.
 

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I was working in a hospital in Sydney, Australia when this happened. All the staff in A&E were thinking of what sort of impact it had on everyone involved, especially the kids.
A couple of months later children from Chernobyl were brought to Australia I think to maybe give them a change, but I also suspect because they had been affected and quite possibly would die.
Beautiful children, so fair. I often wonder about them and did they survive?
 

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I've been two times; November and August! The first time there was a snowstorm and my DSLR lens kept misting up. So I went back in the summer! Lots of great pics then!
 

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Just wondering how many of you guys have actually been to Chernobyl? I went a year ago and it was amazing, recorded a short video too!

My question - does anyone know (if I was to go again) how I would go about getting permission to fly a drone (mini 2) in the area?

Thanks!

Yeah i’ve been to Chernobyl. I snuck in (stalker tour) in April 2019 and loved every second of it. We flew drone from 16 story rooftop and slept 4 nights in the zone. @urbex_lez
 

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Yeah i’ve been to Chernobyl. I snuck in (stalker tour) in April 2019 and loved every second of it. We flew drone from 16 story rooftop and slept 4 nights in the zone. @urbex_lez
No way, that’s amazing! How did you manage to get in on a stalker tour?
 

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I've been two times; November and August! The first time there was a snowstorm and my DSLR lens kept misting up. So I went back in the summer! Lots of great pics then!
Ooohhhh summer, not loads of mozzies was there?
 

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Didn’t think it was a competition! We all have the same interest here!
I never said there was, just though you might be interested in what Urban X did, I'm sure the place has change since he was there ie deteriorated more. Nature shows that it has taken over more. Good video Did you take any stills?
 

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I never said there was, just though you might be interested in what Urban X did, I'm sure the place has change since he was there ie deteriorated more. Nature shows that it has taken over more. Good video Did you take any stills?
Oh right, apologies for not misunderstanding! Urban X’s post was excellent, thanks for the link. I managed to get some (click here), with the best being those that I uploaded. I try and pay more attention to the place than my phone or camera first time I visit a place (that and I was super hungover - thanks Kiev) so I didn’t get masses of them to be honest.
 

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Oh right, apologies for not misunderstanding! Urban X’s post was excellent, thanks for the link. I managed to get some (click here), with the best being those that I uploaded. I try and pay more attention to the place than my phone or camera first time I visit a place (that and I was super hungover - thanks Kiev) so I didn’t get masses of them to be honest.
Sadly I can't see em as I don't do insta.
I took literally thousands 😂
I was deleting the cack ones every night and still came back with nearly 2k over 4 days.

Ooooohhhhh the Kyiv hangover 🤦🏻‍♂️ I know about that
 

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I'm not ashamed to admit its been a bucket list trip for a while but I've just not gotten round to it. I'd happily jump on a group trip if there's anyone else planning to go this year. Or next. Depending on the global fuck up.
 

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I was working in a hospital in Sydney, Australia when this happened. All the staff in A&E were thinking of what sort of impact it had on everyone involved, especially the kids.
A couple of months later children from Chernobyl were brought to Australia I think to maybe give them a change, but I also suspect because they had been affected and quite possibly would die.
Beautiful children, so fair. I often wonder about them and did they survive?
We had a charity for years here run by Adi Roache (who later ran for president) and her charity still takes children affected to stay in homes for a month or more and get good freah air and whatever medical treatment is organised/needed. She did a book - Children of Chernobyl- a while back to help promote the charity & cause and the photos and stories would make a blind man weep. Would also make you hesitate a bit before taking any plunge - I think a some of the organisers who went over there in the first few years have all had obscure rare cancers and unexplained debilitating illnesses. Frightening stuff.
 
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