In recent years “the drone phenomenon” has grown. The evolution in HD camera drones has made them increasingly accessible to the general public (for recreational use) and with this, it has become an almost indispensable item for travelers.
Surely if you have reached this post on how to travel with a drone, it is because you want to have one and perhaps a thousand questions come to mind.
But is it worth traveling with a drone? Can I fly it anywhere? In this post on a beginner’s guide to drone vacation, we are going to answer these and many more questions. Let’s Fly!
Without a doubt, drones are one of the best travel companions, as they give a different perspective to all those landscapes you want to capture; But do you know the basic recommendations to always travel safely? Reviews from Collected.Reviews suggest the following tips will help you solve the main doubts:
1. Know the flight policies of your destination:
It does not take a lawyer to know that each country has its own rules and laws and each applies them in a different way. Before traveling, it is necessary that you know the laws and regulations of the place where you are going, remember that each country has different rules regarding the flight of drones. For example, In Morocco and India, the use of drones is strictly prohibited and in the United Arab Emirates, they have recently lifted the restriction. In Peru, you will have to go through a series of bureaucratic procedures and pay some fees.
2. Check the airline’s rules:
Each airline has different regulations regarding the transportation of drones and their batteries, ask for the specifications and avoid delays in your trip. Buying the best gadgets online is very important. As in the previous point, each country has different rules regarding the customs declaration of drones, do not forget this!
3. Fly safe:
Once you know the local policies, make sure to take off and land on a flat surface with no movement, as well as keep a safe distance from crowds.
4. Check your surroundings:
You are already at your destination and about to start using your drone, make sure to have reviewed the country’s legislation that allows the use of drones. Before you start flying, check the usual: meteorology, wind speed, and KP index (geomagnetic storms), and of course find out if you are in a no fly-zone.
5. Choose an open space:
Avoid flying in environments with tall buildings, high tension cables, telecommunications base stations, or television towers; as these cause interference with the remote control of the drone.
6. Check the local weather:
Avoid flying in adverse weather conditions such as strong wind, rain, snowfall, or fog.
In conclusion, in order to avoid getting into problems when traveling with your drones, follow these guides listed above and take into cognizance the rules and the regulations of your destination beforehand because it is certain that there will be rules in place stating where, when and how you can fly there.