I must give credit where credit is due because my wife taught me the fun of scouting photo shoot locations. Sure, it was for her growing photography business, but I just enjoyed having an excuse to get outside and explore new places. Sometimes it involved hiking in the woods, sometimes it involved discovering new cities and towns, sometimes it involved going to familiar locations and … Continue reading Drone flying as a COVID-19 family fun activity
So the process was a little bit complicated due to 1) the whole living near an airport thing, 2) the fact that there wasn’t much time after work and before dark and, 3) it was a windy 37 degrees out. However, we officially were airborne today! For the record, I was not at all disappointed and would have happily gone through all three batteries if … Continue reading Novice impressions of the DJI Mavic Air 2
So, I’ve been driving my family nuts with hourly updates on the current location of my drone as it shipped. For the record, it took about 10 days to make it here from China. Not bad, but a long time if you are a kid waiting for the toy that you have been dying to get. I was also on the verge of sitting down … Continue reading DJI Mavic Air 2 First Impressions
So, DJI released their Black Friday Sale information today! I was super excited when I saw that because I’ve been waiting to see what goes on sale so that I could place my order for the DJI Mavic Air 2 that I have been drooling over since I got my pilot’s license. If you want the details of the sale, just head over here. My … Continue reading DJI Black Friday Sale 2020
So, I have a confession to make. I passed my FAA Part 107 license exam and have occasionally bragged about this, but I don’t actually have a drone yet. That’s right, I’m a pilot without a drone to fly. The truth is I am waiting to get my 10% educational discount that DJI provides. If it takes long enough I might hold out a little … Continue reading How to pick a drone
So, I didn’t necessarily need to get a pilot’s license to fly a UAV in the United States. You do need to register any drone that weights over 0.55 lbs (this is very much what drove the design of the DJI Mavic Mini). And, of course, you have to follow all FAA regulations. However, you don’t need to be a registered pilot, unless you are … Continue reading Do you really need a license to fly a drone?