When it comes to the cool aerial maneuvers your drone can do all by itself, there is a bit of a debate: are those autonomous flights, or just self-flying / self-piloting actions? We’re going to be exploring this as an opinion piece today, hopefully we get all the technical details accurate.

The idea today is simple, the terms “autonomous” and “self-flying” (or “self-piloting”) have been interchangeable terms in the past, we think the industry is advancing. In short, we think autonomy is a bigger deal than we give it credit for, and self-piloting is almost a base-line feature.

Jonathan Feist, Drone PilotJonathan Feist

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I’ve been a fan of flight since a young age; while I’ve had few opportunities at the helm of manned aircraft, the hours on my fleet of drones continue to grow. I enjoy putting cameras into the sky, silky smooth aerial imagery makes me happy. My goal is to help all pilots enjoy flight legally and safely.

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