How to improve your drone flying

I’ve not been flying a drone for long and with the flight test being the next stage of getting my PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation), I’m keen to improve my drone flying skills. With this in mind on a recent trip with SanDisk and DJI, I spoke to a few expert drone pilots about some exercises that can help.

Forget the Photography

It’s only natural that photographers want to start shooting aerial stills and video with their newly acquired drone. However, thinking about exposure and composition can be a distraction. Consequently, landscape photographer, Elia Locardi recommends focusing on the flying and forgetting about the photography at first.

He tells new pilots to only start using the camera once controlling the drone is second nature.

A key benefit is that you’ll spend less time trying to position your camera and more time getting the shots and footage you

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