The winds had died down a bit today so I decided to take Phantom out in order to get to know her better. I got to Black Star Canyon and the winds were about 5-10 mph, and only 2 cars in the parking area in case I make a fool of myself panicking, there would be no witnesses. While i was setting up, a California Highway Patrol drove up, parked for five minutes looking at me and talking on the radio, then left. But just before he left, he stopped again for another good 5 minutes. I presumed he was on the radio calling in whether or not I was allowed to fly there>? He never said anything so whatever. It went pretty well, but my video is choppy and there was jello effect when I take off. I didnt really fiddle with the video settings, but not sure why it was choppy. I need to master flying it before I can worry about the video, but if anyone has any suggestions on video settings, im all ears! I learned quite a few things (other than its flight characteristics): keep an eye on your satellites. On my second launch, I didnt realize that I didnt have enough sats locked in, I took off and kinda freaked out when it started drifting pretty fast. Know the GO App, and when you think you know it, learn it again! I took way too much time trying to figure where things were before launching. Also, know how to initiate RTH both from the app and on the RC. I LOVE the telemetry. It really takes away alot of anxiety. lol I also practiced catching it when landing. And the last thing I learned was.. I need more batteries! lol (just ordered a spare). Anyway, just thought Id share my experience for others that will soon take their first flight!