Personal Drones

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.

By Samantha Coles and Thea Halstead


This self-flying action sports drone has different settings for each sport, so it customizes itself to give you the optimum performance for any activity. Perfect for cycling, snowboarding, surfing or just jumping off cliffs, the AirDog also folds down to an easy-to-carry backpack size.

Airdog, $1,599,

DJI Phantom 4

Able to avoid obstacles thanks to its built-in sensors, the piloted DJI Phantom 4 is sleek and professional-looking, with a camera that is as powerful as a normal ground camera. Even selfies can be captured without the remote control, since the aircraft can take instruction through gestures.

DJI Phantom 4, $1,025,