Modern drones and their use

Modern drones and their use

Man wanted to see the world from a bird's eye view since ancient times, but only with the development of hot air balloons and airplanes did he succeed.

Nowadays, we don't need to be physically up there to see the world from great heights, we can use a drone instead.

However, it is not just for flying around aimlessly. With this kind of flyer, it is possible to do a really large number of things.

Author: Tomáš Bajgar

Definition of drone

Before we talk about the possibilities of using drones, it's good to talk about what a drone actually is. Basically, it is an unmanned aircraft that can be controlled safely from the ground. Some versions are even automatic, however, most of the time an operator is needed to control it.

There are a plethora of types that differ from each other not only in size, but also in propulsion, and, of course, purpose. The possibilities of how to use such a device are truly endless.

War purposes

Given the war currently raging in Ukraine, probably everyone who at least occasionally glances at the news would think of combat activity in conjunction with drones. Yes, drones have been used for killing for many decades, and their importance will increase in the future thanks to modern technology.

Combat drones may well be small, inconspicuous fliers, but they often carry charges that they drop through their operator on suitable targets. The better-equipped models are close in appearance to aircraft and are armed accordingly. They are often capable of launching high-explosive missiles.

Mail delivery

Drones, of course, do not only kill, but can instead give people pleasure. Indeed, many types are used as flying postmen. This service is mainly used in some countries in the West, and even there it is still in its infancy. Nevertheless, the idea is certainly not a bad one.

In this way it is possible to quickly, but more importantly, safely deliver a parcel even to places where it would be very difficult and slow to get to. Since the drone does not have to overcome any terrain obstacles, it has a big advantage over other methods of transport.


Perhaps in every film there are several high-altitude shots of the city or nature. Previously, a helicopter had to be ordered for this, which was obviously quite expensive. Today, however, it is possible to use a far less expensive drone.

Moreover, you don't need to have something extra special for this purpose. It is enought just to get a model with a sufficiently high-quality camera. Such can already be found for quite decent money.

It definitely costs less than an hour-long helicopter ride. Charging speed is also an advantage. If the shots don't work the first time, just leave the machine in the charger for a while, then send it back into action.


Useful assistants

Drones have no relevant alternative in many fields today. They are used as standard not only in the military, but also during filming. They can also serve in delivery services.


In short, they are very useful helpers that will play an increasing role in our lives.