The company brought six drones with them to the 74-acre paradise in the British Virgin Islands, capturing amazing views that surprised even Branson.
"It’s amazing to see what a little flying object with a GoPro attached can do; before they came along the alternative was an expensive helicopter and crew," he wrote in a blog post. "I’m really excited about the potential for drones, and I hope this affordable technology will give many more people the chance to see our beautiful planet from such a powerful perspective."
Inspired by his experience with aerial drones, Branson and Virgin's philanthropic arm Virgin Unite have created a new series called "Drones for Good." In the video below, which features a conversation with Chris Anderson, co-founder of 3D Robotics, Branson talks about how he believes drones could play a major role in helping to curb animal poaching in Africa.
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