I'm on a county emergency team of drone pilots. Right now I'm just a Visual Observer, because I don't yet have my 107 certification. I would love to have a mini to practice with (personal equipment).
A mini also might be just the thing for quick and dirty preliminary flights, while waiting for the official equipment to arrive. Is it more nimble? Could I use it in tight quarters where a full-size drone might not have clearance (even indoors)? Or perhaps, in conditions where there is a chance that the drone might be lost and we don't want to send up one of the very expensive drones?
Being smaller and lighter than a standard Mavic, it would be that much easier to simply carry in when a Search and Rescue effort is in an isolated area - or to just have in my pack when hiking for pleasure.
Basically, it would be fun.