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Hello! I’m a new pilot from florida, and I fly the Dji mini 2. I have the TRUST test certificate and I’m thinking of getting the part 107 certificate in the future. I also have a few questions. I’m going to Spain in a few days, and I’m thinking of bringing my mini 2. Are there any specific regulations I should be aware of? Will my drone be allowed on the plane? (Again, I’m a new pilot and have a lot of questions)
 
Greetings from Birmingham Alabama USA, welcome to the forum! We look forward to hearing from you!
@Yaros is from Spain, he may be able to assist you.


Check with your airlines about carrying drones on board
 
Welcome to the forum. We look forward to your participation and your view of the world.
 
Greetings from Birmingham Alabama USA, welcome to the forum! We look forward to hearing from you!
@Yaros is from Spain, he may be able to assist you.


Check with your airlines about carrying drones on board
I’m flying on British airways, I checked and it said a few restrictions but no major things
 
I’m flying on British airways, I checked and it said a few restrictions but no major things
Most, if not all, airlines require you to store all batteries in a carry-on, not checked luggage.
 
Hello! I’m a new pilot from florida, and I fly the Dji mini 2. I have the TRUST test certificate and I’m thinking of getting the part 107 certificate in the future. I also have a few questions. I’m going to Spain in a few days, and I’m thinking of bringing my mini 2. Are there any specific regulations I should be aware of? Will my drone be allowed on the plane? (Again, I’m a new pilot and have a lot of questions)
Greetings, Hand Sanitizer, and welcome to our forum from the friendly skies of North Texas!

We have over 150,000 members worldwide (including many in Florida) who enjoy helping each other learn and grow as pilots and photographers. Anytime you have a question, just ask!

By all means, take your Mini 2 to Spain. I've taken mine on many air trip son various airlines. Never a problem. Never was asked to open the case, even when flying without TSA Pre. The most ANY airline might do is to ask that your batteries be transported in Li-Po safe bags. I carry one for each battery just in case. Never was asked to use them.

Have a great trip to Spain! Share your results!

Rich R (alias Hauptmann)
 
Greetings, Hand Sanitizer, and welcome to our forum from the friendly skies of North Texas!

We have over 150,000 members worldwide (including many in Florida) who enjoy helping each other learn and grow as pilots and photographers. Anytime you have a question, just ask!

By all means, take your Mini 2 to Spain. I've taken mine on many air trip son various airlines. Never a problem. Never was asked to open the case, even when flying without TSA Pre. The most ANY airline might do is to ask that your batteries be transported in Li-Po safe bags. I carry one for each battery just in case. Never was asked to use them.

Have a great trip to Spain! Share your results!

Rich R (alias Hauptmann)
Alright thanks! I’ll be sure to share my photos and videos! (this is my first time flying at a beach since I’m going to the Canary Islands too!)
 
Hello! I’m a new pilot from florida, and I fly the Dji mini 2. I have the TRUST test certificate and I’m thinking of getting the part 107 certificate in the future.

Welcome from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, USA. We have a Member's Map in the Upper Right of the Title Bar. Click on "Members" and then Click on "Member's Map…" Check it out and you might find some new flying friends.


Since your Drone weighs less than 250-grams (0.55 pounds) and you are flying under The Exception for Recreational Flyers, you are not required to register your Drone.

When I first started flying I registered my Mini 2 because the TRUST Certificate and FAA Registration established me as a "certified" Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot.

Link to the FAADroneZone (Optional Registration for Drones under 250-Grams…)


If you are considering acquiring your Part 107 License, here is a link to get you going…


Since you live in Florida, there are specific laws and rules for you to follow, please check the link below for all the Rules and Laws that are in effect in your neck of the woods and it also links you to some of the Best Places to Fly in your area… Also, if you travel on vacation, visit friends, and relatives in other parts of the country, check back here so you do not run afoul of the law.


Even if you have flown Drones before, here is some Good Old Fashion Advice…

You paid a lot of money for that Drone, put your phone number on it. If your drone gets lost or stuck in a tree and it finally comes down when you are not around, give the finders an opportunity to contact you so it can be returned.

Now, for the Fun Part, But do not let the excitement of the moment get the best of you. When you are going out to fly, do it slowly and deliberately. Get used to a set procedure and even practice it.

There are so many things I could write but these are the highlights that I feel need mentioning.

Plug in your phone/tablet into your controller; turn on the Controller and DJI Fly App (if it does not start on its own…). On the Drone, open the front legs, then open the back legs, then remove the Gimbal Cover.

The Gimbal is the most delicate item on the Drone and banging or bumping can damage it. I also fastened a short "Remove Before Flight" ribbon to the cover so it's more noticeable and I do not forget to remove it…

Turn on the drone and watch it come to "life." Watching the Gimbal go through its self-check is almost like watching a kitten or puppy opening its eyes for the first time…

Place the drone down (preferably on a Landing Pad) while it finishes its self-test (collecting satellites, etc…).

Check your battery status (Phone, Drone, and Controller), check the Signal Strength, by now the Controller should have reported it updated the Home Point.

Lift off, 4-5 feet (1-1/2 meters) or so, hover a bit, check the controls (move the drone a bit forward, back, left, right, yaw left and right). By now, your Controller will probably report again, Home point Updated.

If you go out in a rush and race thru your start up and take off before the drone has finished it prep, it may update its Home Point over that pond or that old tree you are flying over and in your excitement, you'll fly the drone long past it Low Battery point and when it engages Return to Home and lands in the pond or in a tree; it will be all on you…

Now go have fun, learn to fly the drone by sight before you try to fly it out a distance depending on the video feed, FPV.

I would also advise you to use YouTube and watch a lot of the Videos on flying and setting up the Drone. When it is too dark, too cold, or too wet, you can "fly it vicariously" through YouTube. Also watch some of the Blooper Drone Videos and learn how not to fly your "New Baby."

Below is the link to all of the downloads offered by DJI for the Mini 2, including the User Manual.

After you read the Manual, read it again, you will be surprised what you missed the first time and you will be better prepared for that first "scary moment…"


Fly On and Fly Safe…
 
Welcome from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, USA. We have a Member's Map in the Upper Right of the Title Bar. Click on "Members" and then Click on "Member's Map…" Check it out and you might find some new flying friends.


Since your Drone weighs less than 250-grams (0.55 pounds) and you are flying under The Exception for Recreational Flyers, you are not required to register your Drone.

When I first started flying I registered my Mini 2 because the TRUST Certificate and FAA Registration established me as a "certified" Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot.

Link to the FAADroneZone (Optional Registration for Drones under 250-Grams…)


If you are considering acquiring your Part 107 License, here is a link to get you going…


Since you live in Florida, there are specific laws and rules for you to follow, please check the link below for all the Rules and Laws that are in effect in your neck of the woods and it also links you to some of the Best Places to Fly in your area… Also, if you travel on vacation, visit friends, and relatives in other parts of the country, check back here so you do not run afoul of the law.


Even if you have flown Drones before, here is some Good Old Fashion Advice…

You paid a lot of money for that Drone, put your phone number on it. If your drone gets lost or stuck in a tree and it finally comes down when you are not around, give the finders an opportunity to contact you so it can be returned.

Now, for the Fun Part, But do not let the excitement of the moment get the best of you. When you are going out to fly, do it slowly and deliberately. Get used to a set procedure and even practice it.

There are so many things I could write but these are the highlights that I feel need mentioning.

Plug in your phone/tablet into your controller; turn on the Controller and DJI Fly App (if it does not start on its own…). On the Drone, open the front legs, then open the back legs, then remove the Gimbal Cover.

The Gimbal is the most delicate item on the Drone and banging or bumping can damage it. I also fastened a short "Remove Before Flight" ribbon to the cover so it's more noticeable and I do not forget to remove it…

Turn on the drone and watch it come to "life." Watching the Gimbal go through its self-check is almost like watching a kitten or puppy opening its eyes for the first time…

Place the drone down (preferably on a Landing Pad) while it finishes its self-test (collecting satellites, etc…).

Check your battery status (Phone, Drone, and Controller), check the Signal Strength, by now the Controller should have reported it updated the Home Point.

Lift off, 4-5 feet (1-1/2 meters) or so, hover a bit, check the controls (move the drone a bit forward, back, left, right, yaw left and right). By now, your Controller will probably report again, Home point Updated.

If you go out in a rush and race thru your start up and take off before the drone has finished it prep, it may update its Home Point over that pond or that old tree you are flying over and in your excitement, you'll fly the drone long past it Low Battery point and when it engages Return to Home and lands in the pond or in a tree; it will be all on you…

Now go have fun, learn to fly the drone by sight before you try to fly it out a distance depending on the video feed, FPV.

I would also advise you to use YouTube and watch a lot of the Videos on flying and setting up the Drone. When it is too dark, too cold, or too wet, you can "fly it vicariously" through YouTube. Also watch some of the Blooper Drone Videos and learn how not to fly your "New Baby."

Below is the link to all of the downloads offered by DJI for the Mini 2, including the User Manual.

After you read the Manual, read it again, you will be surprised what you missed the first time and you will be better prepared for that first "scary moment…"


Fly On and Fly Safe…
Yea I was thinking about adding my phone number. Also I already did all these things. I’ve flown it a few times and done a million range tests 😆
 
Yea I was thinking about adding my phone number. Also I already did all these things. I’ve flown it a few times and done a million range tests 😆

Put your information on the SD Card as a word document.

If you lose your aircraft and somebody found it years down the road, the information may still be intact on the card long after the stickers have worn out due to the elements of Mother Nature.

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True but who’s gonna grab a drone and pop out the Sd card to see what it has? Plus I can always replace the stickers or engrave it on the drone
 
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