The Drone Pilot’s Handbook Review

Drone Pilots HandbookIt’s not often that I get to do reviews of books on this blog, because it often takes me several nights to get through a book, and, like many, I don’t read much. The Drone Pilot’s Handbook by Adam Juniper is a fun read that is really for all ages, and it is about an interesting habit that a lot of people are getting into with drones.

Yes, the drones of quadcopters, hexacopters, and other models are starting to become very commonplace, and it is good to have a book about how to use them. Not only that, it shows some information about how drones actually work, but some methods about how to manipulate the controls.

It will also show the user how to create a better flying drone, and it is quite interesting. Another part of the book is devoted to missions that drones can handle, along with some photography. There is also a section on drone safety as well.

The best part about the book is the illustrations. They are very minimalist, and yet they really capture the fun that is droning, and now I wish I could afford at least several of them to try out.

The Drone Pilot’s Handbook will appear on Amazon on May 3, 2016, so you should check it out when it gets there, or get is somewhere else.

The Navy launches its first Drone from an Aircraft Carrier

drone-aircraft-carrier-640x423Have you ever noticed that when some new technology comes up, it doesn’t seem to be a big surprise. The US Navy has just announced that a Northrop Grumman X-47B, a drone, has just launched from the George H.W. Bush, an aircraft carrier.

What this means is that a drone has been launched from an aircraft carrier. Apparently, this is a first. I don’t know why I thought this was done already. I guess I am not certain how advanced we are as far as drones are concerned.

I guess we are getting to the point where we can have a remote-control war. I suppose all we need is a drone aircraft carrier. Geez, this would have been science-fiction just a few years ago.