Welcome Mavic Pilot!
Jump in and join our free DJI Mavic community today!
Sign up

Bay Area Pilots Sound Off

APEX^ZERO

Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2016
Messages
14
Reaction score
14
Age
38
Loc
San Francisco
Hey, I'm in the Bay Area. I've been flying my two Inspires for the last 1.5 years or so. Waiting on my Mavic.
Right on! I'm based out of Oakland and fly with a couple other guys from the South Bay. I have 2 inspired as well. My Mavic should be here Wednesday!!! Let me know when you get yours and let's try and link up.
 

Attachments

  • Like
Reactions: kevinelliott

Sutliff707

Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2016
Messages
13
Reaction score
5
Loc
North Carolina
Originally from the North Bay but currently live in North Carolina for work. Next time I'm in the Bay Area we should link up!
 

kevinelliott

Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2016
Messages
24
Reaction score
6
Loc
Mountain View, California, USA
Right on! I'm based out of Oakland and fly with a couple other guys from the South Bay. I have 2 inspired as well. My Mavic should be here Wednesday!!! Let me know when you get yours and let's try and link up.
Sounds great man, let's link up...

There is a channel in the DroneHome community on Slack for the Bay Area to chat in realtime with others. Slack requires an invite (it's here DroneHome on Slack) and the channel is #region-sf-bay-area (what's cool is Slack has web and apps for iPhone and Android)

There is also a Facebook group for us locals so we can easily stay in touch.
www.facebook.com/groups/1142884559112311

You should join both!
 
Last edited:

APEX^ZERO

Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2016
Messages
14
Reaction score
14
Age
38
Loc
San Francisco
Sounds great man, let's link up...

There is a channel in the DroneHome community on Slack for the Bay Area to chat in realtime with others. Slack requires an invite (it's here DroneHome on Slack) and the channel is #region-sf-bay-area (what's cool is Slack has web and apps for iPhone and Android)

There is also a Facebook group for us locals so we can easily stay in touch.
www.facebook.com/groups/1142884559112311

You should join both!
I'll be sure to check that SLACK group!
 
  • Like
Reactions: kevinelliott

Achilles

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2016
Messages
141
Reaction score
66
Santa Rosa here - Hi All.


Mavic - North Bay, CA
 

Vin829

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 27, 2016
Messages
107
Reaction score
65
Age
46
I'm in San Jose. Any ideas where I can go to fly in an open area? I wanna see what kind of distance I can get before I get uncomfortable
 

kendegg

Active Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2016
Messages
25
Reaction score
4
Age
29
Yo! San Jose / milpitas area. Flying mavic and phantom 3 4K (trying to sell this one though)


Sent from my iPhone using MavicPilots
 

kevinelliott

Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2016
Messages
24
Reaction score
6
Loc
Mountain View, California, USA
Went to Baylands Park Yesterday. Nice open space to practice
Baylands is nice to kind of learn how to fly. But after a few times you'll hate flying there. You have to worry about others flying, plus there's a lot of areas you shouldn't be flying (too high and you're in the way of aircraft, also freeway, ballparks, etc). But mostly, it's kind of boring footage.

I go there when I'm craving to get the birds in the air, but can't find anywhere else to fly.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Retoxx

Vin829

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 27, 2016
Messages
107
Reaction score
65
Age
46
Baylands is nice to kind of learn how to fly. But after a few times you'll hate flying there. You have to worry about others flying, plus there's a lot of areas you shouldn't be flying (too high and you're in the way of aircraft, also freeway, ballparks, etc). But mostly, it's kind of boring footage.

I go there when I'm craving to get the birds in the air, but can't find anywhere else to fly.
Where are some places you suggest Kevin?


Sent from my iPhone using MavicPilots
 

kevinelliott

Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2016
Messages
24
Reaction score
6
Loc
Mountain View, California, USA
Where are some places you suggest Kevin?
I really like flying up off Skyline Blvd. There are areas that are heavily patrolled by Rangers, which is super annoying because those open spaces are great for flying, but the State Parks have banned drone flying. Some of the Regional Parks allow it, but the Rangers still like to say no. I could probably challenge them about the legalities of it, but usually I don't have the energy to argue with them. And I appreciate nature and the parks a lot, so I respect them anyway.

But there's a lot of good spots up there. And the further deep you go into nature, the higher chance to will see great stuff without people.

Flying off the coast is nice, but again, some areas are illegal. Lots of NFZ in this state. Super disappointing.

There use to be a park in Menlo Park that was nice to fly at, but all the locals decided to complain about it, and then the city banned drone flying in all of their parks. It's legal to fly over their homes at 400feet, but illegal to fly in empty parks. Go figure. People have their priorities wrong.

A friend of mine flies over the sloughs and water channels in Foster City almost daily. I've been meaning to get over there on a sunny day because it's pretty, and he's had no problems flying there (even with the proximity to San Carlos Airport).
 

Vin829

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 27, 2016
Messages
107
Reaction score
65
Age
46
Yea I do a lot of mountain bike riding in the state parks. I'm sure I can find spots away from rangers. Good to know though. It's so nice this little thing fits into my backpack.
 

ecoyne

Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2017
Messages
8
Reaction score
4
Age
45
Reporting in from San Jose... I'll check out that Slack group as well, appreciate that connection!

New Mavic pilot, still in baby steps, but super excited to get involved and improve. I'm a 20,000 mile/Year motorcyclist, and will use the Mavic to enhance my Trip reports.
 
  • Like
Reactions: kendegg

New Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
65,483
Messages
761,612
Members
92,600
Latest member
neomaverick