Tuesday, 2 June 2020

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Flying Drones

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Ever wondered what it was like to fly a drone?   Have you seen other people doing it down at the beach or in the local park and thought, I'd like a go at that?

Well, if you have,  then you, like me will have loads of questions, for which you'll find many of the answers on a handy and informative drone beginner’s guide, written by Jenny over at Hobby Help.  This guide covers the fundamentals, from choosing which drone to buy, to figuring out relevant laws and regulations as well as other things like travelling with your drone and how to keep it in the best possible condition.

Jenny says, "I bought my first drone several years ago with the goal of trying out aerial photography and videography. I’m lucky to live in an area with striking natural landscapes and many areas that permit drone flights, so I was curious to see how everything would look from above. Over time, I’ve also come to love the challenge of learning new skills and increasing my control as I manoeuvre my drone with pinpoint precision."

In the guide, Jenny talks us through what sort of drones to buy, how high-end to go with some key recommendations that will help take the headache out of choosing from such a large array of drones that are now widely available.

Of course, it is not just the drone that you'll need,  almost certainly you'll want to enhance the experience with some other bits and bobs. But, what accessories and extras should you plan to buy? Jenny has the answers and on the guide is a good list of handy things you might need or want - such as propeller guards, lens filters, memory cards and so on.

There are also sections on drone laws, flying responsibly as well as advice on overcoming some of the more common pitfalls and challenges of buying, flying and owning a drone. Visit The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Flying Drones on the link below.

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Flying Drones

Another source of information and advice is the CAA's Drone Safe site which has details of airfield restrictions, rules, regulations as well as being the place where anyone responsible for a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg in the UK will need to register as an operator.  It also has links to drone safety apps like Drone Assist which is the new drone safety app from NATS, the UK’s main air traffic control provider, powered by Altitude Angel. It presents users with an interactive map of airspace used by commercial air traffic so that you can see areas to avoid or in which extreme caution should be exercised, as well as ground hazards that may pose safety, security or privacy risks when you’re out flying your drone.  Dronesafe.uk

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