Bangladesh is gradually embracing the use of drones in many sectors, including construction, survey mapping and cinematography. Drones these days come at a cheaper price, within the reach of most people. This increasing affordability has also led to the use of drones in recreational purposes. The Bangladesh government has some laws to regulate the use of drones both for commercial and recreational purposes. However, flying a drone also requires practice and some cautionary measures. Keep reading to know how you can have a safe flight with drones.
- Get a Permit: Whether you are using your drone for your business or for fun, you need to get a permit from the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB). You also need an approval for every flight. The application procedure will require the following information:
- Pilot’s Personal Information
- Purpose of Flight (Research, Construction, Videography, etc.)
- Drone Description (Safety features, Weight, Departure Timings, etc.)
- Flight Timings (Date and Time) and Location (Co-ordinates)
- Drone Insurance Information
- Location of the nearest Fire Brigade or Medical Facility
During the flight, it is wise to keep these documents like the permit, insurance copy and the personal data of the pilot with you.
- Insurance: The Bangladesh government also requires you to get insurance for your drone. This will help you deal with crisis situations like loss or damage of your drones. The insurance will also protect you from any liability of accidents occurring from your drone.
- Drones aren’t Toys: People below the age of eighteen are not eligible to get a drone. So if you are a parent, please know that it is illegal for under aged kids to handle drones.
- Read the Manual: Each drone is made differently. To know how your drone works and to maintain safety, you should always read the instructions. This will give you a better idea about how to fly and take care of your drone.
- The Right Environment: If you want to fly a drone, choose a deserted place with minimal signal interference. This will reduce the chances of your done crashing. The Bangladesh government also restricts drone flight of over 60 meters and recommends 300 meters distance from people, buildings or vehicles. Avoid flying drones during bad weather and during the nighttime. The government also limits drone access in sensitive areas like military facilities.
- Keep the Battery Charged: This is a simple but very important factor. A dead battery amidst a flight is sure to cause accidents. So always remember to keep your battery charged. If your battery has been stored for a long time, the performance may deteriorate. Never charge the battery right after the flight as the battery is usually very hot at that time. Give it some rest before you charge it.
- Turn on the Remote First: When you are about to fly your drone switch on the remote first and then the drone. This will ensure a superior grip over the aircraft from the very beginning. After the flight, turn off the drone first and then the remote. This will allow better control from beginning to end.
- Store Properly: Storing the device is another important aspect people often overlook. After every use, you must store it in a cool, dry and non-magnetic place.