So for a while now I've fancied purchasing a DJI drone, originally I had my eyes on the DJI Spark until I saw that the DJI Mavic Air was being released. After watching a few videos on youtube I was sold but the problem was I just had to wait for the DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo - Flame Red stock to arrive. I had our next World War adventure to France and Belgium coming up and I was desperate to take it with me, with only 2 days to go it arrived and all I had time to do was charge it up and complete the firmware updates.
The shipwrecks of Dunkirk were one of the locations we were visiting this time around and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take it out for my first flight as the beaches in Dunkirk are vast and pretty much empty at the time we were there to witness the wrecks magically appear from the sea. I'D RECOMMEND TO ANYONE WITH AN INTEREST IN THE WAR YOU MUST VISIT THESE WRECKS.
My maiden flight was scary I'll be honest, especially as I was learning whilst flying, but after some initial problems not being able to see the screen due to the sunlight and the drone flying out to sea a couple of times I was loving every second of it.
I produced a video of the footage I shot below which you can watch. Since the first flight I've got to understand the Mavic Air a lot more and I'm just looking forward to many more flying hours with this awesome piece of kit.
I'll be posting photographs of all my World War 1 and World War 2 adventures to this blog over the coming months so keep an eye out for them as I've been to some amazing places....
If you'd like to purchase one I have a link for you right here: DJI Mavic Air