Course Level: Beginners, Intermediate with Drones. Intermediate in Photography
Dates and Time: See below ⇊
Max Participants: 5
Lecture Language: English
Conversational Language: English, Swiss German, Italian
Eligible for discount: Yes (see our Community Membership Scheme).
Flying your drone for the first time can be intimidating for beginners. Am I going to crash? How does the remote control work? How high and how far can I fly? Can I fly at the City Centre of Zurich? Am I allowed to fly over people? How do I take cool pictures or cool videos?
If you've ever asked any of these questions, this course is perfect for you. We will take you through all the necessary steps to complete your first flight successfully.
This course covers the following topics:
Your drone - including the different components, accessories, and best practices.
Basic Regulation - we cover everything you need to know about regulation in Switzerland and other countries on request. I’ll explain you where and how to find this information.
Airspace - probably the most important and yet most misunderstood area in aviation. We show you how to find airspace information and how to identify the airspace in which you are about to fly, as well as how to request approval if it's necessary.
Weather Information - knowing about the weather can be the difference between a successful flight and a crash. We teach you the basics of meteorology and how to find aviation weather information.
Practice to fly - I show you how to safely complete your first flight, including how to pick a safe area, how to complete a preflight inspection, how to take off, maneuver, and land.
Photography and Videography - we will cover the intermediate principles of photography and basic to intermediate principles of videography. This section will help you take your story telling skills to the next level.
We do not expect you to have any experience in Drone Photography and/or Videography, however, we expect you to be familiar with basics of photography. If you feel that you might need more knowledge we highly advice you to take our Beginners Photography course first.
Your Camera: your Drone.
Different filters if you have.
Passion, creativity and love for Photography!