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3 Best Drone Launch Pads in 2022

A drone launchpad can really improve your flight sessions out in the wilderness They're big and colorful with high-contrasting colors (and sometimes even glow in the dark), which makes it easier to find your launch point when flying manually. Pinning down a launch mat in a grassy field can help clear away any tall grass which might affect your takeoff or landing, and also prevents your drone from kicking up dust which can dirty up your camera lens or gunk up your motors. Not sure where to start? Here are some of our favorites.

Take off and fly safely

Buying a launch pad for your drone might feel like an afterthought, but it's a really smart accessory if you want to fly your drone safely out in remote areas. It lets you pin down an area free from debris and dust so that it doesn't interfere with the blades or blow dust up into the motors. Whether you're flying a cheap beginner drone or flying a high-end camera drone such as the DJI Mavic Air or Phantom 4, it's a really great accessory to add to your drone kit.

When you consider all the features offered by the three launching pads we've rounded up here, the InnoGiz Luminous Landing Pad (opens in new tab) offers the best features including a glow-in-the-dark pattern that lets you take off and land a bit safer at night. Of course, you really need to be extra careful flying at night and only fly in areas where you can maintain visual contact with your drone at all times.

Marc Lagace was an Apps and Games Editor at Android Central between 2016 and 2020. You can reach out to him on Twitter [@spacelagace.