This weekend I tried flying off and filming (a boat) at a distance where frankly I couldn't really judge orientation, speed or relative position. On my map, I had a view of the lake, and I'd scribbled lines to show me the direction of where the boat would be travelling back and forth (it's a waterski club). This must have only been about 200m away probably. I flew out there and thought I was close, but to my surprise the boat was still tiny in the image, and according to my GPS I wasn't even halfway there. I didn't feel at all confident in going much further as I simply could not see what I was doing. Does anyone have tips for how I can learn confidence flying at these kinds of distances? I had to stave off a few panics yesterday when I suddenly couldn't see the inspire at all (it was low-ish - about 10m perhaps, and against a backdrop of trees so hard to make out). Panic is a weird and dangerous experience, and can quickly make you do things that are really really stupid. I know experience is all that counts here, but am after some tips as to what to do. Am I right in thinking there is literally no point in looking at where the inspire is to judge this kind of situation? It's time to fly with the instruments right? Obviously i have a video feed that ought to be reliable, and I have a map and position indicator which ought to be reliable? Do you guys who fly longer distances (and we're not talking even half a km here) just look at the screen? Do you trust it implicitly? I clearly need to grow a pair, but it's hard knowing that it's just a big black hole of misery if it were to land in the water.