USA Today's story on the hover camera.......
Watch the Golf Channel on Wednesday and you may think you see space aliens hovering over players. Or maybe drones.
But it's just the latest gadgetry in TV sports: It's a sort of tiny unmanned helicopter equipped with a camera.
The Golf Channel says it won't use the remote-controlled whirly bird to swoop over regular play -- at least not yet.
But it will test the so-called Hoverfly, from the company by the same name based in Winter Springs, Fla., on its On the Range show on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET).
The idea of that show will be to take viewers to the practice range to see how players are preparing for this week's PGA Tour Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Neither GC's nor NBC's coverage of the tournament will include use of the flying gadget, which previously has been used on TV fishing including the NBC Sports Network cable channel's Ultimate Fishing Experience and Animal Planet's Hillbilly Handfishin'.