Concordia University Irvine Utilizes New Drone Technolgy

Concordia University Irvine embraces new drone technology to provide close up tour from ground level and aerial views of campus.

Concordia University Irvine has utilized revolutionary drone video technology to produce a new view of their Irvine campus titled: “Like You’ve Never Seen Before”. The administration decided that they needed to find a way to feature their hilltop setting fifty miles South of Los Angeles, located on a breathtaking 70-acre plateau overlooking Orange County. The video soars over 1000 feet in the air while displaying the arches and walkways through the campus from an eye level perspective view.

Their goal was to be able to share the look and feel of the campus with as much authenticity so that a future student may experience the campus without having to visit it. They were also investigating other ways to use this drone technology to further share elements of the campus with prospective students. The new technology allows the operator to control the camera remotely while also flying the drone at the same time. During the videotaping of the footage, Concordia University complied with the rules of advanced and efficient UAS; Drone operations into the national airspace.


Concordia University Irvine (CUI) is a private non-profit Lutheran Christian four-year liberal arts university that prepares students for their vocations—their calling in life. Concordia offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in education, nursing, theology, business, and coaching/athletics administration. CUI’s undergraduate program is distinctive because of its nationally recognized core curriculum, Enduring Questions & Ideas, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of “Grace Alone. Faith Alone.” Concordia is a U.S. News Top Tier Regional University and has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest growing private nonprofit master’s institutions. Marking its 40th anniversary this year, the university enrolls over 4,000 students annually and is in its final year of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Membership Process.

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