GE is giving an inside look at five of its facilities and most powerful machines this week — all shot entirely with drones.
GE’s #DroneWeek will post the action every day on Periscope starting today through Friday. Viewers will be able to watch drone footage of flights over five of GE’s test and building facilities throughout the country for “views into the locations where today’s most badass jet engines, locomotives, wind turbines and industrial machinery are made and tested to extremes,” according to a GE statement.
GE scientists will also be offering commentary and answering questions live via @GEDronePilot, and you can also get updates via Twitter.
— General Electric (@generalelectric) July 16, 2015
Here’s the itinerary, per GE:
● Day 1, Houston: A live look at the oil and gas industry, and GE’s Blow-Out-Preventer manufacturing facility, which produces subsea machines that are the last line of defense in controlling pressure in deep-sea drilling environments.
● Day 2, Peebles, Ohio: See where nearly 1,500 jet engines are manufactured each year, and get a peek at the tests that jet engines undergo before OK’ed for commercial flights.
● Day 3, Tehachapi, Calif.: Explore wind farms and fly over some of the tallest turbines, which stand at 450 feet.
● Day 4, Fort Worth, Texas: Visit GE’s locomotive manufacturing plant and see the most powerful, heavy-haul locomotive in North America.
● Day 5, Greenville, S.C.: Visit GE’s Power and Watertesting facility where the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbines are tested.