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Why I Always Fly with TerraStrider and FireFly!

Why I Always Fly with TerraStrider and FireFly!


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As a relatively new Part 107 certified pilot, one of the most nerve racking parts of the flight is the landing. Is the ground level? Is there anything sticking up that will hit the camera? Where did that rock come from??? The list goes on. And because of where I fly, my options for take off and landing are usually grass, gravel, or mud. Not ideal.

Clearly I work for DroneRafts, the company who makes TerraStrider, but that doesn't mean I don't love the product. Honestly, the original WaterStrider is more than I need. I'm mostly flying in and around corn fields, and water isn't a big obstacle for me. Like Goldilocks, WaterStrider was too big and straight out of the box was too small, but TerraStrider was just right. I'm more confident in my landings which means I'm a more confident pilot and more confident when interacting with customers and potential customers.

Adding the FireFly was an easy decision. Even during daytime it adds a layer of security when flying VLOS. Anytime I work with a spotter they appreciate the ease with which they can track our Phantom because of FireFly. As business expands, I know I will be able to apply for a night flight waiver using FireFly with no trouble.

The TerraStrider really does provide safe and secure landings and the FireFly really is the perfect solution to Part 107 Daytime flight restrictions. The real question is, "Why wouldn't I fly with them?"