The discovery of drones created a huge wave of innovations in the technology industry. It made a huge impact in the industry of photography, scientific discoveries, security and even agriculture. Drones even became a trend over the past few years and it keeps on improving.
In fact, researchers revealed that 8% of the Americans own a drone, which translates to almost 800,000 drone owners. Meanwhile, 45% are interested in using or owning a drone. This is just a proof of the widespread demand for this amazing product of technology and innovation.
So, if you are thinking about owning a drone or is a beginner in using a drone, here are some of the safety tips that may help you:
- Fly in good weather. When flying a drone, weather conditions should be one of the factors to be considered. This will help you in avoiding problems in terms of control and damages. It is best to fly a drone in a clear sky without rains and strong winds. Also, if you are a newbie who still copes up with controlling your drone, you can avoid accidents and damages.
- Observe line of sight. It is best to maintain your drone in your level of sight. Through this, you will be aware of where your drone is and will help you avoid obstacles.
- Stay away from airports. Although there are some places where you can fly a drone within 5 miles from an airport by giving a notice, it is still best to avoid flying your drone near the airport. This will also help the drones avoid crashing the airplanes.
- Look into regulations. To avoid getting a lawsuit or being put in jail, it is best to communicate with the community where you are planning to fly your drone to be informed about their rules and regulations about flying drones. Through this, you will also be knowledgeable about the places where you can fly a drone and where it is prohibited.
- Seek training from an experienced pilot. If you know a little or almost nothing about flying a drone, it is best to seek professional assistance. Experience pilots will guide you and give you tips about flying a drone. This will also help you avoid drone crashes and damages to properties.
- Don’t fly over people. Unless you want to look like a peeping tom or a stalker, you shouldn’t fly your drone over people. In fact, there are some cases where drone crashes almost hit people which either nearly injured them or nearly killed them.
- Don’t fly over someone else’s house. You don’t want anybody spying over your house, do you? Unless you have permission from the house owner, you really shouldn’t fly your drone over someone else’s houses. There are some drone owners who experienced having damaged drones from people throwing stones to their drones for flying over their houses.
- Don’t fly above the maximum allowable altitude. Usually, the flying limit is not above 400 feet, depending on certain countries’ regulations. This is to avoid accidents and conflicts with airplanes and helicopters.
- Don’t fly after dark. Even if your drone has night lights, it is still best to avoid flying your drone 30 minutes after sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise. Also, this is to avoid colliding with obstacles.
More than being an excellent drone operator, it is still better to be a responsible owner. The skill in flying drones is not measured by how good your shots are or how smooth you operate your drone. It is measured by how good you are in complying with the policy set by the community.