Drone Video: Mojave Desert…

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.

 

 

Recreational v. commercial drone flying…

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.