Four years ago today, I wrote my first ever blog post for TheDroneGirl.com, which — I think — makes today the 4th birthday of The Drone Girl.
What started out as a simple blog to post my videos from my DJI Phantom 1 and writ about my experiences has grown into an awesome community of people who can share opinions, ask questions and generate ideas.
In these past four years, I’ve talked to scientists who have used drones to gather whale DNA, celebrity drone racers, and brilliant drone makers. I’ve traveled around the world, including to Oman, Harvard Stadium, EAA Airventure and Abu Dhabi, and Austin, Texas for South by Southwest. I’ve operated underwater drones, Lego drones and Star Wars drones.
In 4 years, we’ve seen regulations change. Drone registration became a thing, and then un-became a thing. Section 333 was announced, and then Part 107 was announced. Drone operators got certified by the FAA.
It’s been a whirlwind. But most importantly, I’ve made amazing friends both in person and online — and I’m talking about you! Thank you so much for giving me these 4 years — they wouldn’t have been possible without you. Here’s to 4 more!
And what the heck, here is that first ever blog post. It’s not much of a read, but maybe you’ll get a kick out of it. 😉