Such a good experience!
Gosh, this was such a good experience! Karl, our instructor for the six of us, certainly knows the material, knows the equipment that we used and beyond, has numerous experiences which he shared both good and bad, and is certainly a resource all of us will utilize. With some weather in the area we were out of the classroom in the first hour and spent nearly two hours flying a Phantom4. Even though it was basics, Karl challenged each of us by switching modes for each of us to experience differences in flight characteristics. Controls and the on-screen instrumentation were reviewed prior to and during flight via the large screen setup Karl had adjacent to his drone van. Way cool! We flew two other drones later in the day, an Inspire about three times the size of the Phantom4 and then a MavicPro2 to experience flight differences and were able to 'play' a little with the Mavic! Karl had us each complete a 'find-the-drone' exercise where he 'hid' the flying drone and via the control screen we had to 'find' it and successfully bring it back home. A full day of learning and practical application we each had and learned from each other. Great experience! A great first day towards becoming a professional drone pilot!