Category Archives for drones

Practicing With The Mavic Air

​I have flown a couple more practice sessions with the Mavic Air and am getting comfortable with the controls. I now trust it enough to put the remote down and take pictures of it in ​flight with my Nikon P1000. It’s cool to just leave it hanging in the air while I walk around it […]

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First Drone Flight

​I managed to combine 3D printing with drone flying today. The highlight was doing my first flights with my new DJI Mavic Air! I will get into that more it a little bit but just let me say it was super easy to fly – at least in beginner mode. First, let me talk about […]

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Winging It Again – Sort Of

​This blog started out as a way to document my experience learning to fly and getting my private pilot license. Once that goal was complete, Winging It became much more general. Now, it will be, in a way, getting back to it’s roots – but not exactly. I have been interested in flying drones for years […]

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AirVenture 2015 – Part 3

Friday – Seaplane Base I hopped a shuttle bus out to the seaplane base Friday morning. It is always much more peaceful out there, away from the crowd at the main show grounds. Still, there were more people there than I have seen on any previous visit. Maybe the word is getting out.   There […]

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AirVenture 2015 – Part 2

Tuesday-  Shopping Day I attended two forums on Tuesday. The first was FAA Section 333 Exemptions presented by Drone Media Group. This FAA exemption deals with using drones commercially in the United States. During the talk I learned that every commercial drone flight requires the UAV to be operated by a licensed pilot. That means […]

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