Seven Invaluable Tips For New Drone Operators
” The FAA predicts that hobbyist drone sales will increase from 1.9 million in 2016 to 4.3 million in 2020. With that many novice pilots flying around, it’s imperative they learn how to fly safely.
Here are the 7 steps new pilots should follow in order to become a proficient drone flyer:
1) Buy The Right Drone
The right drone for you may not be the right drone for someone else! Consider:
- Skill level
- Use case
Beginner drones are usually smaller in size, making them better for indoor flight and flying outdoors in moderate conditions. They are cheaper and tend to be used for recreational purposes only, although newer models may come with low-power cameras for taking aerial photos and videos.
Before investing in an $1000+ drone, new pilots should start with a cheap, small drone they can afford to lose or break.
For your first drone purchase, find one that’s cheap, smaller in size, and durable enough to handle a good amount of inevitable crashes.”