Today is the day — perhaps the happiest shopping day on earth. You don’t even head to the mall to make it happen. While we’ve seen early deals announced — some even weeks ago — there are fresh deals that we only just fond out about today. So if you’re on the hunt for a 2022 Black Friday drone deal, here’s a roundup of the best:
Here’s a breakdown of the best Black Friday 2022 drone deals I’ve seen so far:
The best 2022 Black Friday drone deals
Black Friday is one of the best times to buy a drone. Whether you’re seeking out a camera drone, a follow-me drone, a racing drone or something else entirely, most of the big drone companies including DJI, Skydio and Autel are running 2022 Black Friday drone deals:
Deals on other DJI drones and other gear (including free gifts with purchase)
Amazon offers the lowest prices found on DJI drones. Amazon sells pretty much every DJI consumer product, but its top deals today are:
- 31% off DJI FPV (now $899, formerly $1,299)
- 31% off DJI Action 2 Dual-Screen Combo (as low as $359, depending on configuration)
The 2022 Black Friday deal at B&H Photo is pretty fun because it promises not just dollar discounts, but also some free gifts with purchase on certain items.
You can browse all the DJI B&H deals here, but among the highlights are $100 off the DJI FPV Combo (was $999, not $899). I’m also eyeing the $230 off the DJI RS 2 Gimbal Stabilizer Pro Combo. But perhaps more fun are the deals where you get something free for making a purchase (and sometimes the initial purchase items are on sale too).
Here’s a smattering of the top gift with purchase offers from B&H:
- Purchase the DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo for $599, and receive a free Freewell All-Day Lens Filter Bundle ($100 value)
- Purchase the DJI Action 2 Dual-Screen Combo for $359 (yes, that’s $170 off the usual price of $529) and you’ll also receive a free DJI Magnetic Protective Case ($18 value)
- Purchase the DJI Action 2 Power Combo for $279 (yes, that’s $120 off the usual price of $399) and you’ll also receive a free DJI Magnetic Protective Case ($18 value)
$200 off Skydio 2 drone kits and BOGO Skydio batteries
Every single Skydio 2+ Kit is $200 off during the Skydio Black Friday 2022 sale. Drone kits vary in price, but you’ll see the deepest discount when you purchase the normally-$1,099 Skydio 2+ Starter Kit, which is now down to just $899 for an 18% discount.
Then, there’s also a deal on spare batteries! Between now and the end of the day on Cyber Monday, 11/28, all Skydio batteries are buy one get one free.
35% off Autel EVO drones
The Autel Black Friday 2022 sale has a bunch of deals, but among the best are savings of 35% off the Autel EVO Nano+ drone and Autel EVO Lite+ drone. Pricing marginally varies based on what kit you get, but most are 35% off. This is higher than the last time Autel offered a similar sale earlier this summer (when the same two drones were just 20% off), so now is a far better time to pick up an Autel drone if you’ve been waiting.
The sale prices are valid both on Autel’s website and on Amazon.
- Purchase the Autel EVO Lite+ drone now from Amazon.
- Purchase the Autel EVO Lite+ drone now directly from Autel.
Up to 90% off clearance from GetFPV
For the drone pilot who either builds their own gear, is passionate about drone racing, or wants to get into one (or both) of those things, head over to the online shop at GetFPV.
I broke down my top GetFPV deal finds in a full blog post over here, but I’ll also save you a click and highlight some of my favorites right here: just $3 for Think Tank Photo’s LiPo battery holder, 50% off the 12-piece TS100 Soldering Iron Kit and 20% off the Flywoo HEXplorer 4S 4″ LR Hexa-copter.
10% off brands including Lumenier and XILO on GetFPV
Between now and the end of the day on Cyber Monday, that’s 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, a bunch of brands (primarily drone racing brands) are offering 10% off all their products purchased through hobby site GetGPV.
Eligible drone brands in on the 10% off deal include:
- HD Zero
- Brother Hobby
- Video Aerial Systems
Discounts will automatically be applied once eligible items are added to your cart. Check out GetFPV’s deals here.
The best 2022 Black Friday Part 107 course discounts
Here’s a gift that won’t require wrapping, nor will it take up any physical space: the gift of knowledge. Even better? The knowledge to pass the FAA’s Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test, which grants you a drone pilot’s license.
My top recommended Part 107 online test prep course, Drone Pilot Ground School, is offering up its best deal of the year this Black Friday.
For its Black Friday 2022 Part 107 sale, Drone Pilot Ground School is offering all customers $107 off its online course. The course is normally $299, so the Black Friday 2022 Part 107 sale discount brings the price down to just $192. Use this link for the promotion price to automatically apply.
50% off Drone Launch Academy’s entire line of Pat 107 courses and study resources
Even cheaper than DPGS’s course is Drone Launch Academy’s FAA Remote Pilot Part 107 Exam Prep Course. While it’s normally $199, it’s 50% off between now and Cyber Monday, bringing it down to just $100. Plus, Drone Launch will throw in its flashcards, ebook, and audiobook for free which is an incredible steal, or deal (or both).
If you don’t want the full course, you can also purchase the company’s other Part 107 study resources for 50% off a la carte, including:
- Part 107 Flashcards (normally $39)
- FAA Part 107 Exam Study Guide Ebook (normally $39)
- FAA Part 107 Exam Study Guide Audiobook (normally $49)
2022 Black Friday deals on other online drone courses
If you already have a Part 107 license, or you’re just not interested in getting one, but you still like the idea of the gift of knowledge, other types of online drone courses are offering deals — with discounts to boot. Here are the highlights:
$1 each: mini courses from Drone Launch Academy
This deal is incredible — and you effectively have nothing to lose (well, just one dollar). Drone Launch Academy’s three mini courses, which serve as quick gateways into drones, are on sale for just $1. This deal is pretty incredible, considering the courses are normally $49 each.
Drone Launch Academy’s $1 courses are:
20% off Peltier Photo courses
If you’re interested in photography, consider one of the Peltier Photo Courses, which will be 20% off the normal price when you use promo code CW2022 (separately, Peltier Photo also offers a Remote Pilot training course). The deal runs a bit past Cyber Monday even, valid until Friday, Dec 2, 2022.
The deal applies to all of the photo courses offered, whether you opt for a drone course or a camera-on-the-ground course. There are even film courses, which might be an excellent way for people already passionate about drone photography to expand into other areas. For the Fujifilm Photographer Membership, the coupon will apply 20% off the subscription for the first three months.
Make sure you use this link and enter promo code CW2022 at checkout to get in on the 20% off deal.
Other 2022 Black Friday deals for stuff that drone pilots will love (that aren’t purely related to drones)
Drone pilots need more than just drones! There are computers, charges, carrying cases, snacks and more that every drone pilot needs to have as well! I scoured the Internet for stuff that doesn’t necessarily have “drone” in the name, but is a great gift for a drone pilot who has all the drones already:
AeroPress Original Coffee and Espresso Maker with Tote Bag: This coffee kit is is lightweight, compact, portable, and durable, sold with a zippered nylon tote bag that makes it easy to pack. It’s designed for scenarios such as traveling, camping and backpacking — and I say that includes early morning drone flights.
For Black Friday, Amazon is offering a Prime Exclusive price of 33% off, making it $29.95.
Logitech MX Keys Mini Minimalist Wireless Illuminated Keyboard: This keyboard features backlit keys, which are particularly comfortable to type on. Plus, it can pair with and switch between three devices via Bluetooth. There’s a compact and a full size version. I love the transportable nature of the compact one, but either way, both are 15% off.
$43 off the Furman Power Station 8 Surge Protector: If you’re charging tons of gear, whether it’s Lipo batteries, your laptop, other camera stuff, your RC transmitter, etc, you need to make sure you have a surge protector. This one has a sturdy aluminum body and an 8-foot cord. It’s normally $150, but it’s on sale now, priced at just $85.
$100 off the Apple iPad Pro: This iPad has a large, vivid display, and is worth upgrading if you’re someone who uses an iPad to operate your drone. While it’s probably not a meaningful upgrade if you already have the M1 iPad Pro or an iPad Air from the last two years, it does offer a faster processor than a previous models — which is imperative for drone piloting.
36% off the GoPro HERO10 Action Camera + Accessory Bundle: I know this one feels like it’s cheating on the DJI Osmo Action 3, but it’s a swell deal if you’re not satisfied with the DJI version. And if you are in the market for an action camera, in many ways this one is far better than DJI’s offering, even for DJI devotees. It offers incredible stabilization and a smooth interface, able to record at a high frame rate of 5.3K 60 Hz. Skip it if you already own a HERO9 as it’s probably not that much better, but anyone else ready to upgrade their Action Camera should jump on this deal.
This deal is especially good right now because, while the camera alone sometimes goes for $349 (normally $449) on other sales, the Black Friday 2022throws in a whole bunch of freebies. Right now, the entire camera + Accessory Bundle (worth $549) is just $349, for a whopping 36% off. Consider it $100 savings off the camera, plus a whole bunch of freebies — including the magnetic swivel clip, two rechargeable batteries and camera case — thrown in.
If you’ve found a great 2022 Black Friday drone deal not mentioned here, snag it up for yourself and then leave a comment below to share your find with the rest of the Drone Girl community!
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