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Drone pre-flight Checklist

Download this free PDF checklist to conduct a thorough drone inspection before taking flight.

A drone pre-flight checklist is a vital checklist used to ensure legal and safe drone operations before flight. This checklist enables drone operators to perform a range of physical and functional checks and inspections to ensure there is no potential issue with the drone.

This page will discuss:

  • Drone pre-flight checklist requirements
  • The purpose of the drone pre-flight checklist
  • Benefits of using the drone pre-flight checklist app

What are the requirements of a drone pre-flight checklist?

Depending on the type and function of the drone flight, the requirements of the checklist may vary. However, some general items are a part of every checklist and need to be covered under the Part 107 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations for small UAVs. According to these regulations, the drone pre-flight inspection checklist must ensure that the flying conditions and drone equipment are optimal for the flight.

Who uses a drone pre-flight checklist and why?

Drone flight operators, managers, and drone operators use this checklist to prepare everything from document validation to physical checks before flying a drone. This checklist helps reduce the likelihood of physical injury, damage to flyways, property, expensive penalties, and lawsuits.

Why use a drone pre-flight checklist app?

With drone pre-flight checklist app, you can conduct your inspections using your mobile device instead of paper. It can help you quickly determine whether you are within five miles of a major airport in the USA by automatically capturing the exact location of your drone flight area. If you are in the USA airport zone, a mobile app can automatically ask you about the approval you need from the appointed air traffic controller (ATC), keeping you in compliance with federal and state regulations.

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