Responsible Flying - Safety Tips
Do not fly so as to create a hazard to other (Manned & Unmanned) aircraft
Do not fly near or above clouds
Be vigilant of helicopters and crop dusters Descend or land when you encounter approaching manned aircraft. Maintain safe distance from persons, vehicles, structures, and buildings
Never fly directly overhead individual persons or open assembly of people without proper safety barrier and authorization Do not fly over public events or residential communities without proper credentials, preparations, and authorizations.
Do not fly with inoperable GPS or Autopilot System Get permission to fly over private property Ensure Takeoff & Landing area is free from obstacles, buildings, power lines and pilot is able to keep visual line of sight at all times Always anticipate power or control failure so as to ensure flight terminates into the safe zone
Know how to handle basic abnormal procedures such as;
Loss of TX/RX control link
Loss of GPS Navigation
Loss of Telemetry
When to activate fail safe RTL
Utilize Geo-fencing if available to prevent run away aircraft Notify Airport Manager or ATC facility (NOTAM) when flying within 5nm of public airport Avoid capturing images or sounds of personal or family activities on or near private property that would be considered offensive by any member of the community at large.
Verify local and state regulations related to privacy, trespass, civil & criminal penalties for such violations. Do not drop objects or projectiles from your UAS Do not fly at night without an FAA approved anti-collision light
Always use a qualified spotter to help you maintain orientation, avoid other aircraft and obstacles, and maintain line of sight