Flying a Drone Through a Fireworks Show

It has been a year since Jos Stiglingh captured stunning video with his Phantom 2 drone while flying through a fireworks display. Since posting the video, it has racked up over 11 million views on YouTube, which more than likely makes it the most watched drone video of all time, and for good reason, it’s simply incredible! Happy Fourth of July!

If you’re looking for more firework drone footage check out this short video or this video filmed over a Nashville firework show.

Drone Buyers Guide: The Best Drones for Any Budget

I am asked on a weekly basis which drone I have and which drone I recommend for taking aerial photos & videos. As a teacher, I love to help and share the things I myself have learned so I decided to put together a simple buyer’s guide that I hope is helpful to you, no matter the budget!

drone-Buyers-guide-quadcopterPhoto by Tyson Wheatley

This drone buyers guide is aimed at the user who wants a ready to fly drone

First, a little background: I have been flying radio-controlled airplanes and helicopters for over 10 years. I originally started with electric helicopters and airplanes. Then I started flying one of the first consumer drones with a camera that could only be controlled with an iPad back in 2012. Today, I own numerous toy drones and serious drones. The advice you’ll read below is based on me conducting hours and hours of research and flying/testing. While changes happen pretty quickly in this new emerging field I try my best to stay on top of the newest and best drones that come out on the market so you can hopefully get a better idea of what might be best for you.

Therefore, this drone buyers guide is aimed at the user who wants a drone without having to do any of the DIY stuff like programming and soldering circuits. Below is my guide for the user that is looking for a simple, turnkey solution no matter the budget. As always, let me know if you have any questions or want any clarification on any of these recommendations and I will try my best to help you out! Read More

5 Awesome Dronie Videos

If 2014 was the year of the selfie then 2015 will be the year of the dronie video. What is a “dronie”? The basic definition of a dronie is a selfie taken from a flying camera. Typically the pilot will have the camera start up close on their subject or subjects and then slowly begin to fly it away revealing the entire scene from a unique angle in the sky. Here are 5 awesome dronies. Enjoy!

You can check out some more dronie videos by viewing some of the 2015 New York City Drone Film Festival Official Selection winners winners here.

Be sure to me know which dronie was your favorite and if you know of any other good dronie videos please leave a link in a comment below!

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