As more and more people and enterprises adopt drone technology for leisure and work, the prospects for drone accidents will increase. To ensure you have a better and safer flying experience, here are the essential tips to follow.
Fly in the Right Environment
As beginners, it is best to fly in a wide, open field where there is plenty of room free from obstructions. Always do a risk assessment of the area such as watching out for interference. Physical and electromagnetic sources of interference could affect your ability to control your drone.
Do a Pre-flight Check Every Time Before a Drone Operation
A Pre-flight checklist will help ensure that you are well organised and prepared. This includes checking if your batteries are fully charged and inserted securely as well as making sure that your propellers are fastened tightly.
Hover The Drone Once It’s Off the Ground Once you have the multi-rotor in the air, let it hover a few seconds. This allows the drone to stabilise and most importantly provides the systems and yourself some time to get used to the environment.
Keep Track of Your Flight Time
Make sure you are aware of your drone’s flight time and keep track of it to ensure you know when to land the drone. Always factor in weather conditions as strong winds would reduce your drone’s flight time.
Knowing the Emergency Procedures
As different drones have different emergency land demand, you have to study and know them before taking your first flight. However, this function should only be used in real emergencies as a drone dropping drone from the air might result in injuries or accidents.
Practice Makes Perfect
Reaching a level of competency in drone operation is not always an overnight process. That is the reason why most drone operators practice in a safe, low-altitude environment at the beginning; keeping it low and slow. Once you are familiar with the controls and have the confidence, you will be able to advance your skillsets and continue mastering flying your drone.
Prepare Spare Parts and Accessories
To reduce interruption in your drone operations, especially if you are traveling far to your operation location, remember to pack all your extra accessories in your drone kit or backpack.
As there are many important tips to ensure a safe and smooth drone flight, we cover all the bases with Standard Operating Procedures Training in our Courses. If you're thinking about drones and want to know how to start, come talk to us today