Flight Check

On this page you will find a flight check for the fawn rescue that we put together, which consists of a checklistflowchart, drone map and the DABS (Daily Airspace Bulletin Switzerland). You should keep the checklist in mind during all your flights. The flowchart, map, and DABS are aids to this checklist.

Checklist

Preparation

    • Prepare flight planning in UAV Editor and Litchi
    • Synchronize and review flight planning with your smartphone / tablet
    • Check local regulations, apply for permits (skyguide, tower, local authorities)
      flowchart drone guidedrone map and the DABS
    • Arrange a meeting place and location with companion and prepare transport
    • Check weather forecast and KP index (electromagnetic interference)
    • Check material for completeness and function
    • Charge batteries: drone, remote control, smartphone/tablet, additional monitor

Before the flight

    • Check weather conditions, terrain and obstacles at the launch site and on the flight route
    • Short briefing with accompanying person and handing over the additional monitor
    • Remove gimbal fixation (DJI Mavic)
    • Start up the drone: 1. Turn on the remote control, 2. Turn on the drone, 3. Start App
    • Activate flight mode on smartphone/tablet
    • Check battery level: drone, remote control, smartphone/tablet
    • Check drone, remote control, smartphone/tablet for function (radio link quality, GPS signal strength)
    • Check return-to-home point

The flight

    • Keep line of sight
    • Keep an eye on surroundings and other air travelers
    • Check the battery level of the drone constantly: Communicate ahead of time to accompanying person and fly back with a safety margin

After the flight

    • Battery management: separate and/or charge empty batteries
    • Decommission the drone: 1. Close the app, 2. Turn off the drone, 3. Turn off the remote control
    • Attach gimbal fixation (DJI Mavic)
    • Safely store the drone, remote control, smartphone/tablet, additional monitor, batteries and the rest of the material.
    • Short briefing with companion and discuss directions for the next field
    • Document flight
    • Complete statistics in UAV Editor

Flowchart drone guide

Image: Flowchart drone guide (Source: BAZL)


Map restrictions for drones

Map: Drone restrictions (Source: BAZL)


DABS (Daily Airspace Bulletin Switzerland)

The DABS graphically displays hazards, restrictions and changes in Swiss airspace on a map.

To the DABS of today

Link to the DABS of today

 

To the DABS of tomorrow (from 4pm)

Link to the DABS of tomorrow (from 4pm)


Weather forecast / KP index

Weather forecast

Link: Weather forecast meteoblue

KP index

Chart: Current data KP index (Source: NOAA)


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