How to fly drones for beginners

How to fly drones for beginners

If you just purchased you first drone there are a few things you want to know to have a good safe first flight.

I will show you how to fly drones for the first time so if you are a beginner then you want to start here! Learning how to fly drones is a fun and rewarding activity and if you follow this tutorial you will be well on your way to flying and filming wit your new drone in no time!

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  1. Post. Color. Gear. on October 4, 2021 at 7:49 am

    Do you personally have a preferred app for seeing where you can fly? I’ve seen the one in the DJI app but I was just curious if you use another, reliable, one.

  2. Cryptoman 5000 on October 4, 2021 at 7:53 am

    I have a beginners how to video on how to properly install your phone, you should go watch it. :). I noticed your phone installed with the cord in the wrong spot. Having the cord out like that causes interference and it can get hung up.

    I’m jealous of your area for filming. Beautiful area.

    Thanks for the video.

  3. Agent J Travel_Walkthru on October 4, 2021 at 7:56 am

    Think I need to update my Drone, still rocking the Mavic pro… thanks for the great video!!!

  4. Hobby Drone on October 4, 2021 at 7:57 am

    Good review, Like your video a lot and please Subscribe 🙂

  5. Chris Wicklas on October 4, 2021 at 7:57 am

    Thanks, Jake! I finally got my first drone. It’s so much fun!

  6. M. Zahedi on October 4, 2021 at 7:58 am

    Thank you 😊

  7. Brett H on October 4, 2021 at 7:59 am

    Thanks, great video! Stunningly beautiful location too!

  8. Mighty Murph on October 4, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Got my DJI Tello. Using my Xbox controller makes flight a bit easier. But it’s practice practice practice

  9. Randy Smith on October 4, 2021 at 8:02 am

    Since this is 8 hours old, one thing you could have mention is Yesterday June 23, FAA made it law that if you are a recreational flyer you must be certified for that and have your certificate on you when you fly, no one is allowed to fly in US without at least the Recreational Cert. or the 107. Good luck. I don’t that rock, Hatcher’s Pass?

  10. L Martin on October 4, 2021 at 8:10 am

    Excellent instruction. Thank you.

  11. Sound Speeds on October 4, 2021 at 8:11 am

    I’ve never crashed a drone. Perhaps that’s luck, perhaps that’s talent or perhaps it’s that I’ve never flown a drone. I’m working on my part 107 right now and once I get it, I’ll be revisiting your channel and determining if my instinct to buy a Skydio 2 for the feature set (tracking) is best for a first drone. After watching your other videos I’m tempted to get a 2S just learn so it’s less hurt if I crash it bad.

  12. Lordvader330 on October 4, 2021 at 8:19 am

    These are worth watching just for the scenery. Excellent for new pilots

  13. FLYZONE DRONES on October 4, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Great video brother👍. Wonderful beginners guide . I think your one of the best on these tuturiols on YT. Keep rockin brother.

  14. kz0927 on October 4, 2021 at 8:23 am

    This is a great video for beginners. Thanks Jake.

  15. Rick Pallisso on October 4, 2021 at 8:27 am

    What would you recommend as a good first drone for someone to purchase? Obviously something that if wrecked won’t hurt too much. I’m thinking about learning to fly and want to get started with a beginner drone before upgrading. Thanks! Great video….where in Alaska? Going May 2022 and that’s the reason for learning about drones. Thanks again!

  16. Pierre Sakr on October 4, 2021 at 8:29 am

    Great explanation , Thank You

  17. Numinous20111 on October 4, 2021 at 8:29 am

    I took your beginners course, Jake. Just wanted to thank you. It really helps to have someone walk step by step through the initial learning curve. And it never hurts to hear the core cautions again. It can make a big difference just to know that everyone (even experienced drone operators) needed lots of practice on the basics and to have a roadmap for what I should be concentrating on and gradually progressing through. I’ve usually had to improvise, or compensate, for something unexpected at least once during my early flights and it is due to YT creators like yourself that I’ve been able to adjust and safely deal with the situation (except for one failed hand landing). But as well as building up muscle memory and neural connections, I’m re-watching any YT video with useful info on the Air 2S. I find it important to refer to my drone as an ‘aircraft’, because it reminds me of the potential hazard and safety issues that I am responsible for avoiding.

  18. DepthPerception on October 4, 2021 at 8:34 am

    So where did Hideo Kojima film his last game…?

  19. Sunrise Water Media on October 4, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Great guide, Jake.
    Do you know anyone who doesn’t use "mode 2" on the controller? Having the throttle on the other side would mess me up!

  20. Helen Cogan on October 4, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Thank you!!!! AWESOME content that will greatly help me!

  21. mark vangorp on October 4, 2021 at 8:44 am

    I love that location.

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