Happy 2023 President’s Day! With the long weekend comes another delight — some drone sales! There are discounts on Skydio drones, Part 107 training courses and more.
And yes, I know that the stereotype for President’s Day is that it’s all about mattress sales. But that’s not all. Whether you’re looking to build up your fleet of drones, replace or add new accessories, or improve your knowledge through a drone training course, you can do it while saving money this weekend, thanks to the slew of 2023 President’s Day drone sales. These are discounts you won’t want to sleep on.
So with that, here are the best drone deals I’ve found around the internet for 2023 President’s Day:
Under the FAA’s Part 107, all people flying drones commercially must have a license, which can be obtained by passing an Aeronautical Knowledge Test. You might have heard this being referred to as a Part 107 test. To pass the test, you’ll likely need to self-study or enroll in a training course. Drone Pilot Ground School happens to be my favorite Part 107 drone test prep course.
For 2023 President’s Day Drone Pilot Ground School is offering a $75 discount, bringing the usual $299 price tag down to just $224. That’s a 25% discount! Simply use this link and the $75 discount will automatically apply.
The deal is available now, and it’s good through and Tuesday, February 21 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
That’s even better than the usual $50 I can otherwise get you when you enter my coupon code, DroneGirl50. (Though, if you miss the boat on the $75 sale, the DroneGirl50 coupon code will work after February 21).
Here’s what you need to know about the Drone Pilot Ground School 2023 President’s Day sale:
- Start — Friday, February 17 at 12:00 AM CT
- End — Tuesday, February 21 at 11:59 PM CT
- Price is being discounted from $299 to $224 (25% off!).
- Use this link and the promo code “President75” will automatically apply.
$50 off the Skydio 2+ drone
This deal isn’t actually specific to President’s Day 2023, but rather is a limited time offer for Drone Girl readers, so I figured I might as well include it on this list!
My friends Skydio, which is the company behind the famous follow-me drones, have offered me an exclusive Skydio discount code to share with Drone Girl readers. Between now and March 1, 2023, use coupon code DRONEGIRL at checkout on the Skydio website to receive $50 off any Skydio 2+ Kit.
15% off the DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo
When the DJI Mini 2 launched in November 2020, it marked the first DJI drone of that size and price point to offer 4K video. On its own, the DJI Mini 2 is my top-recommend drone under $500 for videographers (most others in the under-$500 category only offer 2.7K video, which is fine for social media but likely not good enough quality for filmmaking or even airing on large screens through a site like YouTube.
Of course, paying under $500 is for the bare bones model — few extra accessories. You’ll have to find your own microSD card, which is imperative, plus you’ll be stuck with just one battery unless you buy more a la carte.
But for President’s Day 2023, you can get a discount on the ultimate DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo. This kit contains everything you need — offering you a discounting price while reducing the headache of having to track down compatible accessories on your own.
The discounted DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo is now just $729 versus the usual $850. That’s a 14% discount, and it’s the lowest price I’ve seen on this all year.
25% off Zeee 11.1V 80C 5200mAh 3S Lipo Batteries
Great for those old-school drone pilots who still fly older drones or DIY and home-built models! These 5200mAh 3S Lipo Batteries are 25% off this weekend, now just $60 versus $81.
These batteries are from Zeee, which is generally considered the leading manufacturer of high rate discharging lipo battery around the world.
While these batteries can certainly be recharged, Lipo batteries won’t last forever. The maximum charge cycles for most LiPo batteries tends to be around 300. Once Lipo batteries exceed that, they can start to get puffy, which can lead to fire hazards, or they simply won’t hold their charge as well. It’s important to replace Lipo batteries regularly (and properly care for and store the Lipo batteries you do have).
40% off the Holy Stone HS440 Foldable FPV Drone (now under $100)
For folks seeking a cheap, practice drone under $100 — this one from Holy Stone only just now fits the bill. For President’s Day 2023, the Holy Stone HS440 Foldable FPV Drone costs just $85. That’s a 40% discount from the usual $139 price point.
While I wouldn’t recommend this if you’re actually seeking a camera drone, it’s a good ‘toy’ type drone to practice your flying skills and get a very rudimentary introduction to the power that drones can have.
I know, this is absolutely not a drone. But given the high reader interest in DIY electronics and STEM educational kits for kids, this is the perfect fit. If you’re interested in the engineering side of drones, you’ll likely get a kick out of this UNO Project Super Starter Kit. With it, you’ll get a power supply module, 9V battery with dc and UNO board, which is compatible with Arduino UNO R3, MEGA 2560 R3, NANO.
It’s the most economical kit based on Arduino platform I’ve found out there, making it a great gateway for beginners starting to learn about electronics. I also like that it includes the Lcd1602 module with pin header, so you won’t have to solder it by yourself.
Normally $45, it’s 20% off, bringing the price down to $36.
20% off Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)
While not a drone, I had to include this one, as I feel like every drone business owner needs a great pair of headphones, whether it’s for editing footage or for taking business calls on the road.
This 20% discount on the Apple AirPods Pro stands out because — as Apple fans likely know — AirPods rarely go on sale. For President’s Day, they’re down to $199 versus the usual $249.
Oh, and if AirPods are a bit too pricey for you, then Apple EarPods Headphones (the ones with Lightning Connector) are on sale too for an even-greater 40% off. They’re now just $18, versus $29.
What other 2023 President’s Day drone deals have you spotted? Share the savings by leaving a comment below with your best discounted finds!