Author: DanaAdmin

  • Flying a Drone in the US: What you need to know.

    Flying a Drone in the US: What you need to know.

    All drone pilots must have a license and must have permission to fly in the US Airspace! These are federal rules so let me explain. There are two types of licenses you can get from the FAA in order to fly your drone legally anywhere in the US. They are called, “Recreational” and “Part 107”…

  • Do I Need to Register My Drone?

    Do I Need to Register My Drone?

    Do I Need to Register My Drone? Here’s what the FAA says, “Federal law requires all drones operated under 14 CFR Part 107 to be registered. The limited statutory exception for recreation requires registration of all aircraft weighing more than .55 pound (250 grams). All registered aircraft must have their registration number displayed on the…

  • The Purpose Driven Flight

    Why you flying’? Each and every time you put your drone in the air, there is a reason you are doing it. For me, I am in a honeymoon phase and I am getting to know my equipment in terms of behavior and idiosyncrasies. Let’s call this the training phase and the purpose of these…

  • What is a Drone?

    What is a Drone? What is a drone? I guess that depends on who you ask. For the average person who sees the image above, we say… “Oh, that’s a drone.” And that would be correct. That’s the common everyday use of the term. If we were to ask the FAA, we get a more…

  • Ten Challenges Getting Your Part 107 Drone License

    Getting your FAA Part 107 Drone license can be easy if you don’t mind reading and studying. The problem is with the massive array of websites, jargon and material that must be found, organized and processed. When I prepared for my test, I searched the internet for information about the Part 107. I easily found…

  • Building Flight Confidence

    Building Flight Confidence

    First Flights Review As a new drone pilot, I am slowly building confidence in flying my DJI Mini 3. After my initial surprises at how quiet the drone is and how amazingly stable it is right after launch, I am still experiencing new wonders. Inverted Controls Flying a drone and seeing everything unfolding in real…

  • Cool Drone, but it’s still a camera!

    Cool Drone, but it’s still a camera!

    Flying a drone is super fun but at the end of the day, if I can’t get decent photography and videos the excitement of owning a drone ends with the landing. Photography is King It’s important to remember, we are in the photography business, not the drone business. The drone gets the camera into the…

  • My First Drone!

    My First Drone!

    I was not prepared for this experience. As a tech guru supporting Apple products (MacHelpGlobal.com), I knew Apple was pretty keen on DJI Drones. As I recall, they actually offered them in their stores. Skipping the long story, I broke down a purchased a DJI Mini 3 and began reading and watching everything I could…