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The helicopter team that films the Tour de France is one of a kind | Ars Technica

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Broadcasting the Tour de France as it travels throughout the country is a complicated job!

Circling at 2,000 feet (600m), the relay helo takes camera feeds and sends them to a fixed-wing aircraft flying higher at 10,000 to 25,000 feet (3,000-7,600m), depending on weather. The airplane sends the combined feeds back down to two receive trucks located along the race course.

The work they put into it shows. The views from the helicopters are often stunning while watching the Tour.

Posted on July 30, 2019

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