The hobby of flying drones has become a popular pastime around the world. This can be due to the fact that the cost of obtaining a standard drone is relatively cheap and their availability is no longer restricted. Drones can now be found just about anywhere from your big department stores to the bookstore just around the corner.
With the ease of access to drones no longer something that is a thing of worry and the fact that their controls are easy to maneuver, people of diverse ages even children have gotten into the hobby. If you are going to entrust a drone into the hands of a child, then you must be prepared to acquaint yourself and your child with the necessary knowledge of how to stay safe. The hobby of flying drones can prove entertaining if you handle the, correctly so make sure the following tips are understood while teaching your child how to fly a drone all with safety in mind:
Safety Rules and Guidelines
Drone safety should always come first when flying a drone and the first thing you ought to acquaint your child with when teaching them how to fly is where they are permitted to fly a drone. Not only are FAA rules meant to play a part in this but also going by the age of your child, you should be able to judge the distances and locations they would be able to handle.
Generally, places that are crowded, have power lines, water plants or treatment facilities should be avoided by your child. Your child should be made aware of what counts as the approved feet the drone can hover above as anything over 400 is not allowed. You should also make sure that your child understands the fact that they should never lose sight of their drone as this would definitely lead to it crashing and possibly causing irreparable damage.
Have a Checklist at Hand Before Take Off
Your child might be interested in controlling a drone because they are interested in a future career in the airforce or as a pilot. One thing professionals involved in the aviation industry do is conduct a pre-flight check and if your child happens to be interested in a career in that part, then this is a good way to get them acquainted with the intricacies of such job. Regardless of whether or not that is the case, your child should have a list of what should be checked before attempting to fly the drone. This prepares them with knowledge of when things are not working properly.
We could say that safety first falls into the same category as avoid crashing but even with cases where the locations are clear and control is exercised on how the drone is maneuvered, crashes can still be inevitable due to forces of nature. A bird can come out of nowhere and tangle with the drone or a rogue tree branch can move with the wind and capture the drone in its flight. Repairs ought to be taught alongside ways to safeguard against crashes.