Learning to fly - Bebop 2

Mastering your BEBOP 2 is surprisingly easy: Just follow our instructions to learn how to fly your drone. You'll see, it's a breeze once you get the hang of it!




To begin, always position BEBOP 2 so that it is facing away from you and standing on a flat horizontal surface to ensure a clean vertical take-off. What's more, choose a take-off area with plenty of clearance to avoid collisions.


Practicing to improve your BEBOP 2 piloting skills


Your first goal? Learn to take off and land on a fixed point while changing the orientation of the drone relative to your position. We therefore recommend that you start with this exercise to acquire the correct piloting skills and improve your spatial awareness.


To ensure you have total control of your drone, start by flying between a height of 0 and 15 meters and practice taking off smoothly. Then, stabilize your BEBOP 2 in the air before landing it.

Before each take-off, make sure Bebop 2 is standing on a flat surface and press the "Flat trim" button. Then, press "Take-off" to get your drone in the air. The drone takes off automatically and hovers at a height of about 1m without moving.

Controlling your drone

The controls of BEBOP 2 are easy to use and intuitive. To make the drone rise, push the left stick forward. To come back down, pull it backward. To make it turn (yaw), move your left thumb to the right or to the left.

Moving about in mid-air

The pitch of the drone is controlled either with the accelerometer of your smartphone or tablet or with the right stick in Joystick mode.

In Normal mode, to get the Bebop drone to move forward, simply keep your right thumb on the right stick and tilt the tablet forward.

To reverse, tilt the tablet backward.

Do the same to roll your drone to the left or to the right.

To return to the stationary position, let go of the right stick.

In Joystick mode, push the right stick forward to pitch the drone forward, or backward to pitch it backward. To roll left or right, move the right stick to the left or right with your thumb.


Checking the direction

Depending on the direction in which the drone is pointing, the controls will be different. For example, if the drone is facing you, the controls are inverted (e.g. if you want it to reverse, you need to tilt your smartphone/tablet forward).

Note: We strongly recommend that you keep the back of Bebop Drone facing you with its camera pointing forward during your initial flights.



The Bebop drone has a built-in GNSS-type GPS chip with Glonass satellite tracking.

When the drone is switched on, the GPS icon will change from orange to green to indicate that Bebop 2 is properly linked to the satellites.

The GPS gives you access to the Flight Plan flight planning tool (in-app purchase) and improves the stability of Bebop 2, especially at high altitude. The GPS also allows you to locate the drone at any time on the map.

Before flying outside, it is advisable to wait until you have a valid GPS signal (green GPS icon) before taking off. This will allow you to use the Return to Home function if needed.


Return to home

This function allows you to automatically bring your drone back to its take-off point. To activate this in flight, click the homeicon

The house turns green: the drone switches to automatic return mode. It is still possible to control the drone as it returns. If necessary, press the Return Home icon again to switch off the autopilot.



Just like Bebop 1, Bebop 2 can perform loops, which are also called Flips. To do this, select the type of flip you want to perform by clicking the "flip" pictogram and then quickly press the control screen twice to start the maneuver.

Note: it is also possible to do a flip when the drone is moving.


Recovering content

You can retrieve the videos and photos directly from your smartphone/tablet via Wi-Fi. To do this, go to the pop-up menu of the Freeflight application and press Internal memory. Select the videos you want to keep and press "Transfer" to add them to the gallery. The internal memory is limited to 8GB, so remember to regularly delete the elements after they have been downloaded. To do this, select the items to be deleted and click "delete".

You can also recover or delete them by connecting the Parrot Bebop drone to your computer using the USB/micro-USB cable provided. To do this, the battery of the Parrot Bebop drone must be installed and the drone must be switched on.

Read the page on recovering content in our Instructions.


My Parrot

Enhance your flying experience with My Parrot. Find all your flights, watch your videos enhanced with interesting new statistics and share them with other pilots around the world!

When you connect to your drone for the first time, you will be asked to sign up to My Parrot. You can also do this by going to the pop-up menu and choosing the My Parrot tab.


Enjoy your flight!


Do not hesitate to read the regulations on flying drones before starting your flight.

Update : 22/05/2019