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Freezing our drones off at minus 40C for K+S Potash

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015. Somewhere near Bethune, Saskatchewan, Canada. The ambient temperature is minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 Fahrenheit), with an added wind-chill factor that makes it feel like a whopping minus 40 degrees Celsius (which conveniently translates to minus 40 Fahrenheit, for our US friends). In conditions like this, any exposed skin can freeze in as little as 10 minutes.…
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Regina Leader-Post: "Java Post rules Saskatchewan's skies."

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In today's edition of the Regina Leader-Post newspaper, reporter/videographer Mark Melnychuk and stills photographer Don Healy did a feature print story and a video on Java Post Production and Aerial Photography, interviewing our company owner/UAV pilot "Java Jack" Tunnicliffe. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LEADER-POST VIDEO and read the story in the Leader-Post online edition. Below is a…
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Java Post Aerial Photography interviewed by the Regina Leader-Post.

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Last Friday, Mark Melnychuk of the Regina Leader-Post visited the Java Post offices to interview our boss, "Java Jack" Tunnicliffe, on the subject of drones - or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles, as we like to call them). Mark's timing was perfect, as we had just received the newest addition to the Java Post Aerial Photography drone squadron - a DJI Inspire 1 model. So we were able to…
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Moose Jaw Mosaic Place TSN Aerials

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A collection of aerial images of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.These are some of the images that were captured by Java Post Aerial Photography for the TSN broadcast of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian Women's Curling Championships, held February 2015 at Mosaic Place arena in Moose Jaw. To see some behind-the-scenes photos of the aerial shoot, CLICK HERE.    
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Flying our newest drone, the DJI Inspire 1.

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On a cold and snowy day in February, the Java Post Aerial Photography crew test flies our DJI Inspire 1 UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) drone at the Java Post Aerial Testing Farm (also known as "Trevor's parent's farm") near Richardson, Saskatchewan, Canada.The DJI Inspire 1 is the latest member of the Java Post Aerial Photography squadron. For more information about Java Post…
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Some Java Post Aerial Images of Moose Jaw on TSN Curling Broadcast.

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Recorded directly off a television screen by a friend, this introduction to TSN's coverage of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian Women's Curling Championship shows off one of the aerial images that Java Post Production shot of the city of Moose Jaw, the host city for the tournament. To learn a little more about this project, CLICK HERE. 
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Flying over Moose Jaw for TSN and the Scotties Tournament of Hearts

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On Wednesday this week, the Java Post Aerial Photography crew headed out to Moose Jaw to capture some scenic shots of Moose Jaw for The Sports Network (TSN). Moose Jaw is hosting the Scotties "Tournament of Hearts" Canadian Women's Curling Championships and TSN wanted some aerial shots of the arena and some local landmarks. The footage will be used throughout the broadcast - in the…
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Our Boss is Making a Racquet.

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Anyone who knows our boss, "Java Jack" Tunnicliffe, knows that he's an athletic supporter. Wait. That line didn't come out right. What we mean to say is that Jack enjoys keeping fit, particularly with a good game of squash. He's never happier than when he has a squash racquet in his hand. And don't let his knee-brace fool you. Jack has been known to wipe the court with…
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Birthday Boy Jack says: "Let them eat strudel!"

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Happy Birthday to our boss, "Java Jack" Tunnicliffe, who turns mumblemumble years of age tomorrow! The Java staff gathered in the boardroom to scarf down delicious apple strudel and listen to Jack tell stories of the good old days, when his staff still feared him and didn't dare eat all his strudel. Above, from left, facing camera: Trevor Bennett, Jack, and Joan Speirs. Above, from…
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Saskatchewan Roughrider Radio Sitcom Kickstarter Program - Deadline Feb. 20th.

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Our pal Jarrett Rusnak at Dacian Productions, in conjunction with Harvard Broadcasting, is launching a new radio comedy series about the fans of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, called The Riderville Radio Sitcom. Each half-hour episode takes place during a famous game in Roughrider history from 1928 to 2013. Stories will centre around a group of fans at each game, being forced to deal with any…
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There is No Motion in Motion Pictures.

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It's true. There is no actual motion in "motion pictures." But wait! Before you stomp off to the nearest multiplex to yell at the teenage concession worker that you've been ripped off all these years, watch this video first. Unless you're yelling about being ripped off over the price of popcorn, in which case, rage away. You see, what our brains perceive as moving images are…
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Brace yourself! Randy's trying a new camera rig.

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No, Java Post Production staffer Randy Shumay wasn't involved in some horrific, back-breaking extreme sports accident, he's just strapped into a EasyRig Cinema 3 (courtesy of our pal, George Hupka at Downstream Pictures) for a shooting gig this weekend. With a RED Epic camera mounted on our DJI Ronin handheld stabilizing gimbal, Randy will be doing some camerawork for a Saskatchewan Union…
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Who's the new guy? He looks a little young.

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Due to the kind of scheduling challenge that all parents face from time to time, the Java Post staff temporarily increased yesterday as Randy Shumay's son Cohen joined us for the afternoon. To paraphrase what Randy said on his Facebook page: "Unexpected take-your-kid-to-work day. Productivity is through the roof." Cohen (he's the good-looking one on the left) and Randy buckle…
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We're celebrating our new 3-Province Transport Canada SFOC by adding a new logo on our website!

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Java Post Aerial Photography is very pleased to announce that our open Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) from Transport Canada has now been expanded to include all three Prairie provinces - Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba. Additionally, because of Java Post's flight experience and professional reputation, our expanded open permit from Transport Canada continues to provide us…
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Throwback Thursday...and it's a "Great" one!

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Today's Throwback Thursday photo takes us back to the year 1983, when the song "Down Under" by Men At Work was a big pop music hit, the Dow Jones Industrial Index closed above the 1,100 mark for the very first time (it's currently at 17,276), and our company owner "Java Jack" Tunnicliffe was filming on the Great Wall of China. In fact, this photo is so old, Jack is…
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