I sold my drone, here’s why…

A couple of years ago, I was really excited to fly my drone for the very first time.

Since then I took her up on a lot of flights around Nashville and north Florida, and even a time or two in the Bahamas.

When it was fun, it was really fun. But as time went by, I found myself flying it less and less because of a few reasons:

  1. I live near an airport so flight at my house is restricted.
  2. There are barely any areas in and around Nashville that are officially approved for drone flying.
  3. More restrictions seem to be going into effect weekly (registration, legal times to fly, locations to fly, prohibitions, rules, etc).
  4. I won’t let the man tell me what to do!
  5. It felt like one of those situations where it’s good to quit while I’m ahead.

By “quit while I’m ahead,” I mean the drone was in good shape, no major crashes, and I still had the drone… meaning I didn’t lose it in the ocean, a lake or river, or had it just fly off never to be seen again. So the other day I let her fly off with someone else.

It seemed like the right time and so far I don’t regret it. I bought a nice Pelican-style case from Sam’s Club and customized the interior to fit the drone and it’s accessories, so at this time I miss the case more than the drone 🙂

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Do you have a drone? If so, how are you feeling about the rules in place that restrict flight in so many scenarios? What do you enjoy most about your drone?

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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