Practice Drills & Exercises
We are often asked about some of the things Paul has done to help him improve his flying skills, especially when he was first getting started. This is a set of videos we've put together to help you improve your flying by doing a set routine of drills...
Beginner Practice & Tips
Here are some great tips & tricks for the drone newbie. One of the biggest issues with drones is folks flying without knowing anything. Don’t make the same mistake, learn the very basics first.
I've been practicing with a Syma and am ready to move up, so what drone should I start with?
How Do I Fly My Drone in an Area with Heavy Interference?
In the event of a crash, other than the obvious, what electrical related items (like the GPS and compass) are most prone to damage, even though they may look fine?
If I have a personal, non-commercial related crash do I need to report it to the FAA since I have a 333 Exemption?
What Is the Importance of an IMU Calibration?
The DJI Phantom 4 is a slick, feature-packed drone. People say it’s the drone that anybody can fly, the quadcopter that you just can’t crash. Let me be painfully clear about two things: Not everyone can fly the Phantom 4 It’s pretty dang...
The Millennium Tower in San Francisco was in the news for the wrong reasons…yet again. Poor design and faulty construction has rendered this 58 story structure unstable. Since 2009, this building has sunk by 16 inches. And tilted by 2 inches in the...
It’s hard to believe it’s been over two years since Part 107 regulations came into existence. Thousands of pilots have entered the airspace since then. Having taken the exam within the first week of it being available in 2016, I’ve had many ups and...
Tools, Programs & Equipment We Use Everyday
Want to know what we like and use almost every day at Drone U? This is a comprehensive list with descriptions and links so you can get what you need, when you need it.
Drone Pilot Field Kit
This "kit" is an important & helpful "tool" for any serious drone pilot as it contains documents best suited for handling questions & concerns raised by others not familiar with drone legalities. You should keep a copy of this on you at all times when flying your drone in public.
US Drone Laws by State
If you are in the United States and are unsure of the laws for each State then this is where you need to look. Know the variance in laws from State to State before you assume they are similar. You know what assuming does...don't be that person.
Drone Advocacy Kit
This kit is here to help ensure you are flying your drone legally. It will deepen your understanding of what rules belong to the FAA and what belongs to the federal government, as well as what political subdivisions can (and can't ) do when it comes to drone regulation.