As we have all seen over the last couple years drones have become a hot commodity and after the recent holidays there are a surge of new pilots flying the expensive toys. One new pilot, Zwier Spanjer, posted a video on YouTube of his first day using his drone and according to the post on Reddit the flight couldn't have gone any better. Wait till you see this.
After the video was shared on Reddit it quickly made it's way to the front page. Comments ranged from congratulatory remarks on the amazing catch to others cautioning users to learn how to use their devices correctly before putting themselves in harms way and ruining their expensive drones. One Reddit user even posted a link to a gallery of injuries caused by quadcoptors with a warning that propellers are like spinning razor blades. Here's the link to the gallery of quadcopter injuries. (Warning: Lots of blood and quite gory.)
While the video is quite fun to watch it makes you wonder if drone users should be required to attend a safety class before being permitted to fly one of these. In this particular situation it appears that the operator had it up in the air too long and it just simply ran out of battery. I'm sure he won't let that happen again after this close call.
If you don't have time to watch the whole drama unfold click to about 0:45 into the video.