If you’ve ever been to Tesoro High School, you’ve probably always heard rumors of the cow-tipping that renegade students did in the wee hours of the morning. Behind the cement school, there is open space — and a lot of it. In my four years though, I, like most students, never made it back there, because that land was inaccessible.
But now, the drone cam can show off what is hidden by trees or not possible to see otherwise. By standing in the public Tesoro field, you can see the great beyond!
And for those of you who just care to see the high school and want another shot similar to what I showed yesterday, here’s YET ANOTHER drone shot, this time of the Tesoro baseball fields! Pretty, right?
Today I flew my drone for the first time — with a camera! I flew over a park near my house in Irvine, which was a good choice for a first flight because it was easy to find a clear space where I wouldn’t have to worry about my drone hitting something or someone. Here are photos of the park, the baseball diamonds and some office buildings on the horizon in Irvine.
Welcome to The Drone Girl!
For 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?