How to fly a drone or unmanned air vehicle safely

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Often marketed as toys or drones, unmanned aircraft must be used safely and legally.

Keep these basic safety guidelines in mind when flying your aircraft.

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First, use your aircraft during the day and in good weather.

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It’s important that you can see your aircraft at all times. If it’s dark or the weather is bad, you won’t be able to maintain visual line of sight. An onboard camera is not a substitute for keeping your aircraft in plain sight.

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Respect people’s privacy. Don’t fly over backyards without permission.

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Keep your aircraft at a low altitude—no more than 90 metres off the ground.

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Stay at least nine kilometres away from airports, aerodromes and heliports.

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Avoid flying over places with large groups of people, like sporting events and concerts…

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…as well as highways and busy streets.

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Make sure your aircraft is fit for flight and always check your battery to ensure your aircraft can get back to you safely.

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Finally, you may need permission to fly. Be aware of the conditions and apply in advance to avoid a fine.

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For more safety tips and details about when you need permission to fly, visit us today.

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