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...
First Time Flying
If you are brand new to drones, this is a section to watch right away. It’s sort of the “crash course” of the “Don’t Crash Course.” Watch this and you’ll know the important basics of flying a drone for the first time.
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?
How do I practice precision flying without crashing my drone?
What do you think about getting a small drone like a Syma or Hubsan to practice? What about simulators?
What are the most important shots/movements for a pilot to practice and learn in order to get started/advance in drone videography?
What are the biggest mistakes you see beginners make when they fly their drone?
Now that I've passed the Part 107 Drone Certification test, what are my options? What should I do next?
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...
FAA Memo to Law Enforcement Agencies for Suspected Unauthorized UAS Operations
FAA regulations are only as good as those out enforcing them. This is the actual memo sent by the FAA to law enforcement agencies across the country.
Top 10 Cinematic Movements to Increase the Value of Your Videos
Getting smooth cinematic movements is THE biggest differentiating factor between a decent pilot and an exceptional one. See some of the best movements to master to increase the value of what you do for clients.
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.