I’ve used a huge range of cameras over the years, including a collection of action cams, but I’ve never actually shot anything with a drone. I’ve been tempted several times to invest in one, but I’ve resisted because much of what I might use it for could be construed as commercial and I would need to hold a PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations) or be at risk of incurring a substantial fine.
However, when the DJI Mavic Air was announced I decided it was time to make a move and I placed an order with RC Geeks.
In the video below, I unbox the DJi Mavic Air Fly More COmbo and take a look at the component parts.
The Mavic Air appeals to me for a number reasons, but primarily because it’s very compact yet has a stabilising gimbal, so it should be suitable for taking on adventures and capable of producing smooth footage.
I decided to go for the Mavic Air Fly More Combo as this comes with two extra batteries (taking the total to three), spare propellers and a battery charging hub, giving longer flight time and a back-up in case of propeller damage.
I’ve also booked a drone training course with Aerial Motion Pictures Ltd to put me on the path to obtaining a PfCO.