DJI Phantom Deals up to $200 Off End Today

DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus

B&H has several deals on the DJI Phantom quadcopter kits with up to $200 off regular prices. Check them out below.

These deals all are set to expire today, February 25, 2015.

Watch This 91-Year-Old Grandma Fly a Drone

Grandma Flies a Drone Screen Shot

Last week, we saw the terrible drone crash on Fox News that really got the hobby community stirred up with all the bad press it created. This news is much better.

In this fun video, 91-year-old Els Van Boldrik is flying a DJI Phantom drone in her garden with her dog Bill by her side. A GoPro HERO4 attached to the Phantom’s gimbal captures some cool footage of her (drone-selfie?) as it flies by.

If a grandma in her 90’s can get it right, why can’t Fox News and their Popular Science guest? Check it out below. [Read more…]

Super Bowl XLIX is a #NoDroneZone

The FAA has a new hashtag: #NoDroneZone

It released this awkward YouTube video a couple days ago to help designate the Super Bowl XLIX as a No Drone Zone, encouraging fans to leave their drones behind. I actually had to triple check that this came from an official FAA account, but it appears to be legit.

No Drone Zone

Specifically, the FAA has issued a Temporary Flight Restriction for the area surrounding the University of Phoenix Stadium from 3:25p to 11:59p MST.

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