What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you while flying?
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What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you while flying?

In Chicago, I was flying at a park and I remember drones weren't really common yet. You didn't really see them often. Someone approached me while I was flying and started asking me questions. I'm answering them and in the meantime, they also have a dog that's running circles around us. I completely lost track of the time and realized that while I'm talking to this guy, my drone's in the air and about to land any minute.

I start looking for it because it drifted away during the flight. I located it as it's losing power and going straight into these trees. It gets stuck in one about 30 feet up. I could see it but couldn't climb the tree to get it. What made the situation even more difficult is that my flight to California was leaving in 4 hours. I'm was quickly running out of time.

I found these guys playing football. I approached them and said 'guys, I will give you $100 if you can help me get my drone down. Maybe we could throw the football at it and knock it out of the tree.' They looked at me as though I was crazy and one of the guys threw his football at it and misses. They tried for 30 minutes and finally knocked it down. It smashed to the ground but everything ended up still working.