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Posted on: March 17, 2017

First-Time Aerial Videography of Edison & Ford Winter Estates to air live on Facebook

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 17, 2017) –  As part of a video showcasing a bird’s eye view of the City of Fort Myers, drone technology and social media will come alive at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers on March 21 at 2 p.m. (weather permitting). Narrated by Chris Tenne Pendleton, president and CEO of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, the live shots will give viewers a never before seen, up close, soaring view of this historic landmark.

“In the spirit of Thomas Edison and innovation, we are proud to be part of this great new technology as we connect the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, the City of Fort Myers and the rest of the world through Facebook.” said Ms. Pendleton.

To view the live shots, one must “LIKE” and follow the City of Fort Myers Facebook page (specifically the City Government page with the colorful sailboat icon) at Once the page is “liked,” the viewer will be notified when the live action shots are ready to be broadcast worldwide.

The Facebook live video will reveal the three historic homes, exotic foliage, and the incredible beauty of the waterfront estates. The shoot is reliant on optimal conditions for flying the drone.

Main Sail Video Productions, working with FAA-certified Aerialperspectives, will be using the newest, safest methods of drone technology for this project. When completed, the video will show the scope and beauty of the entire City of Fort Myers.

 “We’re excited about this unique project and look forward to sharing these images,” said the City’s Mayor Randall P. Henderson, Jr. “Our citizens will appreciate seeing amazing views of their hometown, and those up north will definitely wish they were here.”

Facebook visitors are encouraged to view, like and share the video clips. Viewers who “like” or comment will be eligible for a prize giveaway once the video is completed.

For more information about Main Sail Video Productions and the drone technology being used, contact Ilene Safron at, (239) 337-5888 or Terry Clunk, Aerialperspectives,

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