In 49 seconds this (super) quick video goes over the key points any novice pilot needs to know before flying their rotorcraft or fixed wing drone for the very first time. I like it because not only is it memorable, the length makes it easy to consume. No excuses for not watching this one.
So you want to start flying an unmanned aircraft? – Know Before You Fly
Know Before You Fly provides some basic instructions on how to fly your new drone responsibly.
Learn more at www.knowbeforeyoufly.org
Know Before You Fly is an awesome campaign and we are happy to share their message with our readers, but I feel it’s important to add that while this campaign can give you the quick and dirty overview, because of the inherent danger of rotorcraft, drone operators need real flight training, too. If you are a drone operator, then consider at least basic drone training at a drone college like Drone Universities.
About Know Before You Fly
Know Before You Fly is an education campaign founded by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), and the Small UAV Coalition in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to educate prospective users about the safe and responsible operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
As excitement and enthusiasm continues to grow around UAS, and the regulatory framework continues to take shape, more consumers are looking to buy UAS for personal use and more businesses are looking to use UAS too. These prospective operators want to fly, and fly safely, but many don’t realize that, just because you can buy a UAS, doesn’t mean you can fly it anywhere, or for any purpose. Know Before You Fly provides prospective users with the information and guidance they need to fly safely and responsibly.