For a few years now, people and photo enthusiasts, in general, have been fascinated by these flying toys, the infamous drones, uavs or quadcopters, closely followed by the inevitable succession of more or less serious incidents which, like everything new, gave rise to a small psychosis surrounding drones.

Let’s all take a deep breath and get back together: What’s the point of a drone?

What is a drone?

mavic pro djiA drone is an aircraft of variable size and utility, mostly remote-controlled, even if some of them are autonomous. Purists make the difference between Unmanned Aircraft (UAVs) and commercially available remote-controlled helicopters (Quadricopters or multi-rotor) but these are details. Remember, a drone is a flying thing. If you are after the best seller in 2017, you should commander le dji mavic pro.

Any questions regarding these unmanned aircrafts? Regarding the legislation? How about professional use?

Everything is described in details in these books. Whether you are after general tips to pick the best quadcopter in 2017, after photo and video tips or want to know more about local regulations in your area, these books are the right fit for you!

Drones for Dummies, Mark LaFay

Drones for Dummies, Mark LaFayA lot of drone pilots might have started with this guide for “dummies.” This book is apparently for total newbies and is a good pick if you are just beginning and want to grasp some of the basic concepts. You will know a lot more about Ready To Fly drones and how to pick the best for your use. A few technical mistakes in this book but overall a good catch!

Drone University, John Glover

If you want to learn what a quadcopter is made off, this book is for you! It is a great piece of reading if you are looking to perfect your knowledge in the field. A great book, written my one of the most respected person in this field!

Build Your Own Drone Manual, Alex Elliott

This excellent book will teach you how to build a custom DIY drone in 2017! They cover a wide range of drones, not only video drones but also racers if you are into drone racing. Building your quadcopter will save you a great deal of money and will allow you to customize your drone better.

Drone Operator’s Logbook, Jonathan Rupprecht

Drone Operator’s Logbook, Jonathan RupprechtIf you’re interested in aerial photography or aerial video, you’ve probably already asked yourself the question of the basic safety rules to be respected during aerial filming with these funny drones.

First of all, you should know that the authorities remarkably control aerial photography with unmanned vehicles and that not everyone can do it.

Of course, this regulation is there to protect citizens. You can’t imagine these types of vehicles flying anywhere, in any way, controlled by anyone over your garden or in public places.

However, the fact remains that the constraints to work are real and that many precautions bind us. All our interventions must be prepared, considered and recorded in flight logbooks.


I hope that this quick presentation of some of the finest drone books to read in 2017 helped you.

Remember to always follow your local regulations and make sure you put safety first when up in the sky.