Before your spend $1,000 or more on a drone.
Before you go and shell out serious bucks for a drone, you might want to get some "hands-on" experience with something cheaper.
See this: 16 Cheap Drones for Beginners all under $180.
Earlier this summer I purchased the U49C Red Heron Quadcopter Drone which is No. 4 on the list above. I have crashed it more times than I can count — still flying. With much of a wind, it can be challenging to fly I've tried!