Newbie from Darlington

Hi Guys, Just wanted to pop in and say hello and thanks for letting me join you all. Im a retired widower and just bought a DJI mini 2 a couple of weeks ago but havent flown it much yet as Im still ‘swatting up’ on all the do’s and dont’s before venturing out and have some fun both flying and learning to get some videos. Been messing around with it in my garden but only around 10ft heigh so cant wait to get out somewhere quiet to give it a try out properly and learn all about its features.

I have got got both Operator ID and Flyer ID and also joined BMFA/BDFA for insurance etc so hope I have all the stuff needed to appear to be responsible :slight_smile:

Im off now to start reading through all the amazing content on here…

Take care all


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

Have you seen our members map? (Click the burger-menu in the top right) You may find some pilots living near you. Feel free to add yourself to the members map too :+1:t2:

We’re a well established club with many knowledgeable members so it’s very likely that any issues you come across will have been discussed here before. Our discussion forum has very powerful search features which should help you find what you need but if you get stuck you can post a new question in the #questions-and-answers category.

Looking for recommendations of places to fly? Check out our interactive map on Drone Scene - be sure to log in to gain access to the full suite of features and map layers:

And please feel free to add locations of your own too.

Please also take a moment to look at the Membership Levels section on our FAQ as we’re quite different to other clubs and you’ll be eligible for some rather exclusive club discounts as your membership level increases :blush:

Welcome once again!

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Hi Dave - welcome to GADC :+1: :+1: :+1:

Welcome! I’m a complete Newbie in Scarborough. I have the Mini SE and love it! I was super cautious but in the 5 days I’ve had the drone I’ve loved every minute of it.

Here is a super short clip of Yorkshire Sea at sunrise from about 40m above ground and 80m above sea level.

I found UAV Forecast very helpful to overcome my worry the SE would blow away.

Happy Flying

Welcome @Washbrook
I’m in Middlesbrough

I’m new here too and moving to Staindrop soon.
I love tech and have only just found a reason to get a drone. Id not realised what they can do and do so well!
I’m possibly a couple of weeks ahead so happy to help if I can.

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Thanks for the nice warm welcome guy’s, really appreciate it. Im trying to read through some of the info on your website there is just so much on this site its amazing.

What you guys have going and the services you are providing… lol so much to try and take in and so many topics, I have so much to learn with this new hobby and this club will be so much help so pleased I’ve found it.

Take care all, im off to do some more reading :wink:

Welcome Dave to GADC :grinning:

Welcome from the Black Country mate.

Welcome from Middlesbrough, I have a big old Phantom 3 Advanced.