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Feel Like You Are Getting Rusty? Try These Drone Challenges to Improve Your Skills

UAV Practive and Training - Filming a rally

Feature image: A DJI drone filming a car rally. Courtesy of World Rally Championship and DJI. UAV training does not end when you finally ditch your cheap beginner drone for a more expensive one. You need to keep practicing and challenging yourself in new ways to constantly improve your skills. Whether you are still an […]

How to Do a Drone Pre-Flight Safety Check Like a Pro (Tips for Beginners)

Drone school pre-flight safety check

If you’ve gone to drone school, you probably already know how to perform an in-depth pre-flight safety check before operating your drone. If you’ve not, here is a quick explainer on how to do it like a pro. The two most important aspects of a pre-flight drone check are the flying environment and your equipment. […]

Plane Near-Miss Drone Incidents are On the Rise But There’s Little Cause for Panic (Or Tougher Regulations)

Camera drone

You read about a new near-miss incident every month or so. Yet another camera drone nearly collided with a military jet or passenger plane. A major catastrophe has been avoided, the reports say, but just barely. In the UK, The Telegraph reports that drone near-misses have tripled to 92 in 2017 compared to just 15 […]

The 10 Best Drone Accessories to Help You Fly Better and Keep Your Drone Safe

Best photography, fieldwork, hobby and agriculture drone accessories

Whether it is a photography drone, an agriculture drone or just a personal drone, having the right tools makes all the difference. Here are the best drone accessories to help you fly better and have more fun. Note: I’m going to focus on those accessories that don’t usually come with your drone. Things like extra […]

Behind the Dazzling Light Shows: How Intel Flies Hundreds Drones in Perfect Synchrony

Syncronized Drones at the 2018 Winter Olympics - no drone pilot required

At the 2018 winter Olympics opening ceremony, Intel set a Guinness World Record when it flew 1,218 shooting star drones for an amazing synchronized light show. They also held a smaller display at the closing ceremony. Synchronized drone light shows have become kind of a thing for Intel. They did similar shows at CES 2018, […]