When I purchased my DJI Spark, I never imagined that I would be flying a drone in Barcelona. However, on a recent trip to Europe, I managed to get some aerial footage in Barcelona, the capital of the Catalonia region in Spain. We walked down to the harbor and launched our DJI Spark drone to capture footage of the city and sunset.

If you fly in the cold weather, make sure to either warm your batteries or hover your drone for a few minutes before going full blast with the controls. Also, be very careful of trees and water. Both have the potential to disrupt your GPS and controller signal/connection. I recommend looking for open spaces where you have a clear signal. This also helps to maintain a direct visual line of sight (VLOS) of your drone.

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If you want to get even more serious about drones, consider getting an FAA 107 certification. While you can study for the test without a prep course, we recommend the Drone Pilot Ground School course taught by UAV Coach. We completed the course in January 2018 and passed the certification test with a 95%. Getting your FAA 107 certificate is not required for hobbyist pilots. However, you’ll learn a lot of fundamental aviation concepts that will make you a better drone operator and pilot.

If you’re interested, UAV Coach is offering our audience $50 off their Drone Pilot Ground School course. Just use TRIPASTUTE50 when signing up!

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