Screen Shot 2014-12-21 at 19.27.47Drone Buddy was originally brought to my attention in a Facebook group for DJI Phantom users. We have a couple of Phantoms and it’s always good to chew the fat with fellow drone geeks. Drone Buddy was created by a friend of mine from the group Paul Ashford. A software developer with 25 years coding experience and obviously a huge multicopter fan.

Although the site is still in Beta, Paul aims for it to be the go to resource for all drone pilots in the UK. It’s free to use so I encourage you to sign up and check it out. You can enter your details, including your website which is always a good thing to do from a Google ranking point of view. Then go and have a look around.
The site allows you to enter details of a recent flight including visibility, GPS information and even the quality of the scenery. With new users signing up every day this will quickly become the website to visit when you are looking for new flight locations.

Eventually Drone Buddy will incorporate a social media element with users being able to post articles for other uses to see and comment on. This will be an invaluable resource for pilots that are looking for advice on anything Drone related. From my personal experience the existing community in incredibly friendly and helpful and Drone Buddy should be the perfect vehicle for them to collaborate.


I’ve spoken to Paul about the future plans for the website and there are exciting things ahead. There will be iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile apps and a host of new features to add to the usefulness of the site. If you do have any suggestions on new features or if you would like to comment on any of the existing ones, Paul is encouraging you to get in touch via the website.

Here is a link to the website. Drone Buddy.

Get signed up. The more users that register, the better the site will ultimately become.

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