Let’s forget about FPV for a second and see how regular RC flying is done. In the regular RC world where you fly the remote controlled aircrafts from a fixed ground position the airplane/helicopter/multi-rotor will fly usually in front of you. Usually you will not allow your aircraft to fly behind you, because that would be quite confusing to control. Now, knowing from the previous article how to operate the remote control, just in your mind position yourself behind your aircraft. On the pictures below we tried to illustrate the most common positions you can find yourself in while flying normal RC.
As you can see in the above image, flying an aircraft from the ground can be quite confusing, but very rewarding. The people around you clapping when you pull a nice loop or wowing when you come close to the ground and pull up to safety – makes it all rewarding.
Now, let’s put on the FPV gear. Once you installed your FPV gear (FPV camera, FPV transmitter) and wearing your FPV goggles or watching your FPV monitor, your RC world changes. At this point you can forget all about orientation, none of that matters any more because you entered a world of wonderland – the world of piloting. The funny thing is that you do not need a pilots license, you do not need ground school because you are flying a remote controller aircraft which assumingly is safe enough so you cannot harm anybody.
Well, that sounds wonderful, but to make that happen as described, we need to put you, the very responsible and safety oriented pilot in charge.