The El Paso Mountains are one of my favorite places; the vast expanses, the rock formations that resemble the grand canyon…
At any rate, this video, which I shot during my visit to the El Paso Mountains a few days ago, captures some of the “expanse.”
My DJI Phantom 4 may have been in “Sport” mode at the time, which enables it to fly faster. The truth is that I don’t remember. I rarely fly in “Sport” mode, because Sport mode disables the obstacle avoidance function.
A frequent question asked by many, who post on social media such as Facebook, is whether flying a drone in support of a volunteer activity, such as a church function, or in support of a non-profit organization’s activities is considered to be commercial flight, even if the drone operator is not being compensated for the flight. The answer is yes- this is still commercial flight, because the drone operator is not flying strictly for his or her own pleasure.
As I stated in my last post, any drone flying that is not strictly for personal pleasure is considered to be “commercial” in nature.
This was taken during one of my trips to the El Paso Mountains, which are in California’s Mojave Desert. This view is looking south, from the El Paso Mountains, toward the Rand Mountains in the distance.
Both mountain ranges are rich in mining history; mining ruins dot the landscapes in both ranges.