Drone Preflight Checklist

Complete the Following Before Each Flight

  • Inspect drone for damage

  • Inspect propellors for damage, ensure they are tightened and locked

  • Drone battery fully charged and correctly installed in drone

  • Transmitter battery fully charged

  • Smartphone fully charged (when applicable)

  • Firmware up to date (when applicable)

  • SD card empty and secure in drone (photography)

  • Weather okay (no storms, rain, excessive wind, etc.)

  • Camera lens cap and gimbal guard removed (when camera used)

  • Airmap or B4UFLY app installed on phone, airspace checked, authorizations received

  • Transmitter and drone turned on and communicating (check user manual for your drone)

  • Area scanned for people and obstacles

This checklist was created by Kathleen Craig

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