- 1 Drone Restrictions and Rules
- 1.1 1. Do not fly your drone exceeding the expected set altitudes.
- 1.2 2.Ensure that the drone is within your vicinity.
- 1.3 3. Don’t fly your drone in densely populated places.
- 1.4 4. Adhere to the local community rules and regulations for flying the drone.
- 1.5 5. Keep some distance away from the airport when flying your drone.
- 1.6 6. Avoid flying your drone at night.
- 1.7 7. Keep away flying near emergency response authorities.
- 1.8 8. Always be in sober mind when flying drone.
- 1.9 9. Refrain from flying at sport events or over a stadium.
- 1.10 10. Avoid flying near sensitive infrastructure.
- 1.11 11. Do not survey or take photographs in places of privacy.
- 1.12 12. Never fly drone near government facilities.
- 1.13 13. Avoid flying your drone on the busy roads.
- 1.14 14. Check the weather before flying your drone.
- 1.15 15. Learn first how to fly a drone.
- 1.16 16. Insurance cover.
- 1.17 17. Get registered to be certified to fly.
- 1.18 18. Avoid flights close to manufacturing factories.
- 1.19 19. Be more conscious when flying in rugged restricted landscape.
- 1.20 20. Ensure that your drone is in proper condition.
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Drone Restrictions and Rules
High percentage of people in the world love adventure. Thus people run for drones as it is more fun for both recreational activities and commercial photography. Photographers recently love using drones to produce quality aerial photographs and films. Using a drone to improve your photography business is quite fun and exiting.
But there are some regulations you need to consider before flying a drone in order to ensure that you do not break some rules, harm people around you and even harm yourself with your drone.
Most people find themselves in trouble due to careless drone flying.
Here are the 20 most important drone restrictions and rules that you need to know before flying a drone.
1. Do not fly your drone exceeding the expected set altitudes.
Your drone should not fly above 400 feet above the ground. This is recommended by the aviation authority to ensure that the aircraft line are not interfered with. When flying your drone make sure that it is below the restricted altitude. This also is good for production of quality aerial photograph. In other countries this set altitude for flying drones is even higher considering the set restriction in your country is also key factor. Flying your drone at even as low as 90 meters above the ground is cool.
2.Ensure that the drone is within your vicinity.
Ensure that you are able to monitor the movements of the drone flight. Having a perfect visual view of your drone would help you to control it easily. This would help you avoid unplanned damages or even the drone crushing. Some of the obstacles that can block your vicinity like trees, houses or mountains need to be avoided when flying the drone. You can also use telescope to monitor your drone if you move for a long distance.Bad weather conditions can affect flying of your drone. Don’t fly your drone in a misty surrounding or when there is fog because it can be hard for you to see it clearly.
3. Don’t fly your drone in densely populated places.
Drone may crash any time. If it crashes in a place where there are a lot of people it can cause accidents and damage. Many people normally get tempted to fly their drones in beaches, camp sites or in towns places with a lot of people. It is an offence if the drone crushes on a person. Fly your drone in surroundings of sparsely populated or no population at all. Avoid the anxiety of
show off to the people that you know how to fly a drones. It would be embarrassing to you if you cause some damages and you will no longer enjoy as before.
4. Adhere to the local community rules and regulations for flying the drone.
These are special rules and regulations within the place you are living or flying your drone like your city or town. This rules mostly covers the commercial photographers. Ensure that you follow these rules for you to maintain the order in your area of residence. You can take a licence to govern you in your working if you feel the regulations limits you so much. Your community rules is much different from the aviation rules thus don’t assume the rules first check with your state or city authority to understand the rules.
5. Keep some distance away from the airport when flying your drone.
You should ensure that you are far away as five miles from the airport. The functional activities in the airport may be interfered by. You may interfere with the checking the airplane lines for incoming planes or the plane taking off from the airport because the drone can be seen as a plane too. It is risky also because the drone can crush on the plane and cause a lot of damages and accidents. If you wish to fly a drone around the airport first inform the airport authority for permission in order to avoid interference.
6. Avoid flying your drone at night.
Day is the allowed time to fly drones. Flying drone at night is much risky and need be avoided. Even if your drone may be having installed lights or indicator twilight, it can not produce enough light for you to see well the movement of your drone. Massive damages can result from night flights. Also for security purposes, your drone may be damaged incidentally by the persons with ill motive or even stolen because people are indoors. Flying you drone at night also is not safe because you may be thought to be doing illegal business like transporting drugs.
Emergency team like the fire fighting team need a clear sight for them to operate in putting off the fire. Never be anxious to take a photographs or videos in a fire scene grounds because you will be interfering with the firefighters in their operation of saving the properties. Your drone may even crush in to the fire causing you a lot of lose. If your drone fall in the fire it may explode and cause more damage also. Your drone also will be posing threats on the safety of the individuals near the scene.
8. Always be in sober mind when flying drone.
Most a times recreational drones operators have habit of taking alcoholic drinks while flying a drone. Drone is an unmanned aircraft and needs to be controlled with a lot of care. Flying a drone under influence of any form of drug is illegal. The resultant outcome of alcoholic operation is damages and accidents. Never take drugs and fly a drone. You can either crush the drone or fly past the restricted limits or even fly to restricted area where drones are not allowed.
9. Refrain from flying at sport events or over a stadium.
Noise produced by the drone can interfere with the controls of the sporting activities. It also switches the attention of the individuals playing in the field. Likewise to the stadium, it can cause a lot of interference. Field or the play ground is a busy place. Never be tempted to take your drone and operate it near or inside the stadium. It can drop on the people in the stadium or in the play ground causing activities taking place to stop.
10. Avoid flying near sensitive infrastructure.
Flying your drone near infrastructure like power station, gas station and water plant is illegal and it is not permitted. When the drone is flying it generate heat from the first rotating propellers. If it can crush on the gas station it will cause massive collateral damages on exploding. It may start fire on power cables if it crushes on them a massive damage replication. Your drone can also land on water plants causing contamination to the clean water and can cause damages to the machines in the water plant infrastructure.
11. Do not survey or take photographs in places of privacy.
Make good use of your camera drone only on the places you are permitted to take photographs. Never trespass in to private places or unauthorized places like the military camps. Be more conscious when flying your drone. This normally happen to individuals who fly drones in places they have no clear knowledge about. You may be charged or arrested of trespass. If you are in a foreign country try to consult the local residents before conducting your survey. If you are a photographer and you are doing some research ask for permission to be allowed to survey or take photographs.
12. Never fly drone near government facilities.
Have a good knowledge of your boundaries when flying that drone. Avoid flying near government facilities like offices of government officials, companies. You may get in big trouble if found in this places. Imagine your drone landing in the state house. For security issues protection of delicate documents you may be assumed to be a terrorist trying to spy steal some information that are in government offices. Take caution and make sure you are away from this premises. Spare yourself the risk and be safe.
13. Avoid flying your drone on the busy roads.
Flying your drone on the road can cause confusion and accidents on the road. The drivers may take their attention from the road to watching the drone. Some drivers are notorious and can stop the car in the middle of the road to watch that drone. this may result in to jam in the road. The drone also may crush unexpectedly on the cars causing dangerous accident. Fly your drone in an open field where you can not interfere with anything and let the safety in road travellers.
14. Check the weather before flying your drone.
Harsh weather conditions like high wind, rain and fog may interfere with you vision ability. Do not fly the drone when there are high winds. High wind can interfere with your ability to control the drone properly and can result in the drone crushing or being damaged by the winds. Rains are not good when flying the drone. Rain water may percolate inside the body of the drone and cause the interference in the sensitivity of the drone sensors to control. This may damage the drone completely incurring you great a lose. Fog and misty weather may interfere with your vision to watch the navigation of the drone. It would be so hard for you to control the drone.
15. Learn first how to fly a drone.
In order to fly a drone you need to be skilled on the controls especially when flying big drones. Crashing them is expensive to repair. It is advisable to learn first with the small mini and nano drones how fly it. The controls in the drones drones vary from one drone to the other. If you know how fly a drone learn first the controls of a new drone before flying it for adventure
16. Insurance cover.
Ensure that your drone has an insurance. This will help you so that in case your drone causes some damages, your insurance will cover you during the payment of the damages done. It also insures you of the safety of your drone whether you are using your drone for recreation or commercial activities and business. Take the insurance as early as the time of purchasing your drone. The insurance also will help you understand the rule on drone flights.
17. Get registered to be certified to fly.
After buying the drone it is good to register it with the Free Flight Aircraft (FFA). This will help you and the FFA company to held you responsible for your drone. If it causes damages you as the owner will be easily identified. For the photographers get the certificate that would allow you to work professionally identified as you make the money out of it.
18. Avoid flights close to manufacturing factories.
It is dangerous to fly your drone near factories. The high temperatures may destroy your drone if it may crush on them. It may even cause explosion of the factory due to the chemical content of the drone battery and the factory chemicals. Always keep away from such environs to safe the damages that may result in arrest or penalty.
19. Be more conscious when flying in rugged restricted landscape.
You may love to exploit the restricted parts of the landscape and their beauty nature. If your drone crushes in such places or get held by the vegetation it would be hard to collect it back and you will lose your drone. Be extra conscious when navigating this sites to safe your drone.
20. Ensure that your drone is in proper condition.
Before flying your drone check to ensure that it is still intact and replace or repair the damaged part before flying. May be the propeller broke on the last flight, on checking you will get to know the problem and fix it.
Drones offer good services especially photography and fun at the same time. But doing all of this within the confines of these restriction and rules is a very good and convenient fun life experience. These are the most important drone restrictions that need be followed so that everyone can enjoy the space exploration.