Drones are everywhere. And while the term ‘drone’ may have picked up negative connotations due to its use by the media when reporting on the role they play in the military, nowadays drones have become part of everyday life for many people. As prices have dropped and availability has increased, the range of affordable drones on offer to people has skyrocketed, meaning anyone can get involved and start flying today. In this book we’ll take you through all the basics, and examine some of the best drones and accessories on the market. You’ll then find inspirational guides to show you what you can do with your drone, and even build your own. On top of that, discover the amazing ways drones are being used today and how they are changing the world, from protecting wildlife to mapping the world. You will find that throughout this book we’ve also referred to quadcopters and UAVs, but in general we’ve included everything under the umbrella term of a drone. And one final thing to bear in mind: it’s important to always stay safe and know the laws related to flying drones, so we have included a feature on that very subject inside. So let’s get started and uncover what the wonderful world of drones has to offer so you can start flying today.