What you need to know before flying a drone
It’s really fun to fly a drone regardless of your age are also very useful tools for both recreational activities and tools of work. But before you launch your drone, you should be aware of some restrictions, regulations, and requirements that you should follow. What many people don’t realize is that if you are not fully aware of UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) regulations you could face serious charges. For example, as of 2015, you are required by law to register your drone before you fly it. Also, if your flying in the wrong place at the wrong time you could face felony charges or if you hit or endanger pedestrians you could face large fines.
So, if you are just starting to learn how to fly your drone, here are somethings you should avoid:
- Flying in poor weather conditions. You shouldn’t be flying your drone in windy or raining conditions.
- Be aware of how long your drone can fly. It’s better to purchase a longest lasting drone for more safety.
- Following rules and regulations. Though you may think you can get away with breaking drone rules, law enforcement is alert to remind you of the laws. If you fail to follow these rules you could end up causing damages to a property, getting in trouble, and even hurting someone in the course.
- How high can you fly? This is a great way to lose your drone fast. The further your drone is away from you, the harder it is to remain in control. SO, until you have enough practice flying it, it would be best to keep it close.
With millions of drones entering the no-fly-zone globally each month, the hope of securing drones becomes more frightening. While most people don’t see how drones can pose a threat, there are have been many incidents that have been related to drones which include airspace threat, corporate espionage, collisions, drone hacking, and even using vehicles for weapons as well as using drones to smuggle illegal substances. So, if you are thinking of getting a drone, ensure you are aware of the risks and rules you need to abide by.