Via livestreaming, GE allowed drones into five of the company's least accessible sites, including a testing sites for jet engines and one for locomotives. Though the livestreams are over, you can still see the footage from the facilities, along with some facts about how they operate.
2. Oil And Gas Facility "” Houston, Texas
The first stop was the oil and gas facility in Houston, where they develop machinery that can operate up to 12,500 feet below sea level.
See if you can spot the American flag and the Texas flag. When the drone gets high enough to reach the Texas flag, you start to get a sense of just how tall the facility really is.
3. Jet Engine Testing Facility "” Peebles, Ohio
If you want to see a jet engine up close and personal, here's your chance!
4. Wind Farm "” Tehachapi, California
Standing at an impressive 450 feet, wind turbines are dauntingly tall. Though you may never get a chance to climb one (and it would take 30 minutes of climbing stairs, which sounds exhausting), this video lets you see a great view from the top.
5. Locomotive Testing Facility "” Fort Worth, Texas
There's a reason so many action movies have scenes that take place on the outside of trains. Trains, objectively, look cool. This drone's-eye view lets you watch a Series Tier 4 locomotive as it slides sideways across rails outside of the testing facility.
6. Gas Turbine Testing Facility "” Greenville, South Carolina
The turbines in this video produce winds that move at speeds up to 1,100 mph, which is 10 times the speed of a Category 3 hurricane. Which means, naturally, you wouldn't normally be able to view it at this distance.