This all started with a challenge over a few glasses of wine and what to do in retirement. Next day it sounded like a good idea to try and found MavicPilot a good resource to understand "what's it all about?". Started with a DJI Tello & smart phone to test interest & flying skills. Answered my question during the 1st flight. A few months later earned a Remote Pilot Part 107 Certification. 2nd drone, a Flamewheel F-450, a gift from XYL to slow me down. Added a FRSky controller and learned about the basics of programming flight controls. After flying for about 4 years and a few hundred flights, with no camera, Yes! NO camera; the 3rd drone, a Mavic 3 & RC Pro, satisfied the camera thing. Some serious amateur photography is now in my future. Arizona lends itself to some fantastic scenery, historical sites, and stories to record and share. I still have a lot to learn and adventures to take. Now, I'm a new Mavic Pilot.