First drone flight

Welcome to The Drone Girl!

BNp_h8NCIAAIwdG.jpg_largeFor my first blog post, I thought it would be appropriate to share with you my first drone flight!

My first flight was Tuesday, June 25. I have experience flying drones through a project I worked on with The University of Missouri, as well as I had a mini drone I practiced on earlier this year, so my first flight went really well.

Tuesday evening, I flew over a secluded baseball field at Colonel Bill Barber Memorial Park, which is right near where I live in Irvine, Ca. That’s a fantastic spot to practice, because there are tons of baseball diamonds to fly over, and the odds of you flying remotely close to people were low (which I definitely want to stay away from people just for extra safety precautions). However, joggers and walkers saw my drone in the sky, were intrigued, and I was delighted to chat with them and show what I was doing! I got really great feedback — one group of young women were med students visiting family in Irvine, and they had tons of questions, which was awesome!

I spent about a half hour out there, practicing safe landings and takeoffs. But c’est la vie, my battery died, so it was time to go home. Where should I practice flying next?

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