I am about to read the writeups under the headings of this document, but unless I am mistaken there is thus far no mention of the enormous benefits new drone fliers can reap from starting out with a simulator such as Real Flight 7.5 that can be picked up for a few dollars used now. Were I to find myself in charge of a drone pilot academy, only those students who passed a proficiency test on the simulator would be allowed to start operating a real drone.
Before I ever owned a DJI drone, I spent many hours mastering the skill of hand-flying quadcopters and even fixed-wing aircraft in the virtual world of Real Flight and the defunct Phoenix RC5.5. The payoff for all that simulator practice has been that I have never once crashed a drone due to pilot error, on account of having honed the muscle memory that enables me to instinctively orient a drone that is facing any direction within visual range. Even with the drone as a distant speck in the sky, I can discern the direction it is facing simply by making a left or right turn input and noting which direction the speck veered in response to my control input.
If simulator practice has already been mentioned in this guide, I apologize for not having read the entire document before making this mention of the importance simulator training should have for all drone pilots. I am now going back for a deeper delve into the tutorial.