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  • Writer's pictureTyesha Ferron

How to Catch a Drone Safely

There are a few reasons why a pilot may want to catch their drone rather than land it, but catching a drone can be tricky and could pose a danger to the pilot attempting the catch. In this video, our founder Elena Buenrostro explains and demonstrates how to safely catch a drone. Catching a drone is a process that's best suited for more advanced pilots who may need to catch their drone in case of an emergency or if they are on a boat or ship. Elena breaks down this process into a couple of simple instructions.

  1. Lower your drone; Bring it as low as possible

  2. Firmly grab the drone from the bottom middle portion of the body; Go underneath and grab it very firmly from the middle so you don't get nipped by the propellers

  3. The third step is a recommendation; Elena recommends that you wear fireproof gloves to protect your hands from the propellers

Elena concludes her demonstration by advising that you should only catch your drone if it's necessary and you should hold the left joystick down so that you can turn off the drone simultaneously.


I am a writer and an artist based in Georgia. Specializing in illustration, graphic design, and video art, I love to explore the new ways technology intersects with art. I think drones have done amazing things for photography and video art, making what would previously be costly and difficult more accessible. As a complete novice, it was only recently that I saw what independent artists could do with their drones, and I continue to be impressed by the sights that drones are able to explore and the images they can capture. Instagram: @tyesha.ferron


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