CBS 2’s state-of-the-art drone provides a totally new video storytelling experience.


Drone 2, which weighs about seven pounds, can fly at speeds of up to 58 miles per hour and is equipped with a 360-degree, rotating 4K camera. It can fly for about 30 minutes on a single charge.

CBS 2 has three FAA certified drone pilots—Paul Wheeler, Scott Placko and Carmaine Means.


In the photo below, Placko launches Drone 2 to cover the tornado damage in Naplate, IL.



Drone 2 Over Worth, Illinois, Waterfalls

Drone 2 At Aeration Station

Drone 2 Captures Marengo Blast Damage

Drone 2 Visits Lake Zurich, May 10

Drone 2 Above Evanston After Lake Effect Snow, March 14

Drone 2 Checks Out March 13 Snowfall In Chicago

Drone 2 Hovers Above Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon

Drone 2 captured this view of Chicago from above the Columbia Yacht Club.

CBS Chicago flew its drone over the tornado damage in the town of Naplate, Ill. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

CBS Chicago flew its drone over Big Marsh Park on Jan 24, 2017.

CBS Chicago flew its drone over holiday lights. You can view some spectactular displays below.