A drone can be used for all kinds of purposes. Some people use them as a hobby. You can take some great aerial photos with them or simply view the landscape of an area. Other drones are used for business purposes like to survey land or monitor an area. Regardless of how a drone is being used, there are specific steps that should be taken if you will be traveling with a drone.
Insulate the Drone From Damage
When you are packing up your drone, you want to insulate it within its packaging. This will protect it from extreme temperature fluctuations. Insulating a drone will also ensure that the drone will be protected if it gets bumped around. Picking the right protective materials is a function of the size and shape of your drone.
In addition to insulating the drone within its case, you may want to invest in a separate case that is designed with travel in mind. These cases usually provide some additional insulation and padding to protect your drone during travel. A case with a hard exterior will typically be the best option.
Research Drone Laws
Depending on where you are traveling to, you may be under certain restrictions when it comes to using your drone. Some counties and states don’t allow you to use a drone in certain areas or only at certain elevations. Do plenty of research ahead of time so you can determine where your drone will be used safely and legally.
Allow for Extra Time at the Airport
If you’re traveling with a drone, you may be required to have your drone checked thoroughly before you can get on the plane. Because of this, allow for a few extra minutes. You don’t want to miss your flight or be rushing for your boarding time.
Find Out if There Are Restrictions
There may be restrictions placed on your traveling with a drone. This is dependent on the rules of the airline that you’re using. You may also need to adhere to state laws when it comes to the type of case you can carry or the batteries you can travel with. The airline may designate whether it must be checked baggage as well.
It’s always a good idea to do a bit of research ahead of time before you travel with your drone. If you aren’t even going to be able to use your drone when you get to your final destination, then it probably isn’t a good idea to take your drone with you at all. Other restrictions should be understood ahead of time.