New pilot in Romsey

Hello everyone. I’m a 66yr retired Police Officer with huge experience in film and digital photography. I wanted a new challenge, so after much thought purchased my first drone, a DJI Mini Pro 4. I found the basics very easy to learn and I am now looking to expand my knowledge. Look forward to chatting in the future.


Good morning @Jon57 welcome :+1:

Hi @Jon57 and welcome to Grey Arrows :wave:t2:

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Welcome once again!

Welcome to the group @Jon57

Hi Jon @Jon57 and welcome to GADC :+1: :+1:

Welcome, I’m in Ringwood also with a Mini Pro 4. always happy to meet up :+1:

Hello, hello, hello Jon, welcome from the Black Country

Hi Kon @Jon57 and a Walsall welcome to the GADC group

Welcome, I’m new too and live just down the road from you in Bournemouth.

Welcome to the group :+1:

@Jon57 welcome

Welcome @Jon57 to the club. Great choice on first drone.

Hey Jonathan @Jon57 Welcome to GADC :saluting_face:

I’m jealous, you can attach blue strobes to your drone :nerd_face:


Forgot to say, I’m along the road from you in Pompey :sunglasses:

Welcome @Jon57 :wave:

Welcome to GADC From Fareham

Great to see you on here, I must have missed your post when it was first posted. I am also 66, spent most of my working life in photography and I live just down the road from you on the edge of the New Forest, less than 30 mins away. My drone is a Mini 3 Pro.

Thanks for the welcome guys. I’m looking to create a story of the churches of the lower Test Valley. Originally it was going to be a stills photography project but now i’m hoping to get some decent aerial footage to include. I’m not, in any way religious but I love the history, architecture and light in and around th3 buildings.