Spectacular Drone Sunset…

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DJI Phantom 4 image by Scott Schwartz.  April, 2018.

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My Phantom 4: another piece of camera equipment…

Although flying my DJI Phantom 4 ( https://www.dji.com/phantom-4) is fun, it is not a “thrilling” machine to fly.  The Phantom 4 is first and foremost, a flying camera platform.  For thrills, I have a small Hubsan H107C, which flies fast, and, being inexpensive, is expendable.  And, of course, I am a licensed private pilot, so I have had a lot of fun operating manned aircraft, as well.

As a photographer, though, I consider my Phantom 4 to be, primarily, another piece of camera equipment.

So, with that said; here is more video footage that I shot in the El Paso Mountains:

 

 

 

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.