A Drone Operators Guide To Handling Spectators

A Drone Operators Guide To Handling Spectators

Flying your drone can garner the attention of spectators quickly. For most of us, this isn’t our goal. So how do you deal with your spectators? What is the best way to manage the situation? Ty Poland from FStoppers thinks he has the answer:

I’m sure a lot of us drone people have been here before, where in the middle of a flight when we are deep in focus or trying to pay attention to our drones as they hover in the sky, someone walks up to you and begins playing 20 questions. I can’t tell you how many times this has happened to me, but I can say that it has been one of the most distracting things when I’m flying. I am working on the best way to avoid this sort of problem and would love to share a few quick tips for anyone else who has a similar problem when they fly.

When I was flying in Wildwood on the Fourth of July with my buddy Tom for a commercial gig (with a permit to be there and all the permission we needed), tons of people came up to us asking questions that blew our minds. At the end of it all, I realized that not everybody knows what I know about drones and people are always going to ask questions. So if you can’t avoid being around any people at all, just assume that someone will probably ask you something.

How to Deal with People Asking Questions While You Fly Your Drone