Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones have become extremely popular over the last few years and this trend only going to continue to grow. In fact, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts that by the year 2020, there will be at least 7 million drones flying across the United States.
As more drones hit the skies, more drone users will need to fully understand what it takes to own and operate these UAVs. Here are a few things you need to focus on when purchasing your very first drone:
You can’t just open up your new drone and start flying it around your town right away. You have to research your laws in your specific area and make sure you’re fully aware of all the legalities surrounding the drone industry. For instance, all drone users must contact airport and control towers nearby before flying a drone within five miles of an airport.
Where to fly
Obviously, you should avoid flying near airports, high traffic areas, and close to skyscrapers. But you should do some additional research to find out where the best places to fly your drone are in your area. It’s best to start out in open fields so you can be sure you won’t crash your drone into anything important.
It’s going to be difficult to protect your drone from harm especially when flying it for the very first time. Because of this, you must know how to properly administer minor drone repairs. You can find out more by doing some research online and reading your specific drone’s manual. If you’re in need of professional repairs, however, there are drone repair service professionals you can visit.
Whenever and wherever you're drone flying, you need to always be focusing on safety. Make sure you can see your drone at all times, don't fly anywhere near other people or vehicles, and make sure you're not tired or under the influence when operating any UAV machine.
Owning and operating a drone can be exciting but there are also plenty of responsibilities along with it. If you want to learn more about drones, gives Fortress UAV a call today.