Safety is crucial to flying UAVs. Here’s what you need to know to minimize risk and maximize success.
“Flying involves risk. To stay safe, you need to know how to judge the level of risk, how to minimize it, and when to accept it.”
FAASTeam Drone Pros Bryan Baker, Brian Stamper and Sarah Nilsson share tips for risk management, risk assessment, aeronautical decision-making and other crucial considerations for flying drones safely.
“Eighty percent of aviation incidents are caused or contributed by human factors. When it comes to drone accidents, that’s probably closer to 95 percent. But the good news is that most of these accidents can be prevented by developing a good safety risk management plan, using good aeronautical decision-making techniques and crew resource management, using checklists, knowing your aircraft really well, and being the best pilot of that aircraft you can possibly be.”
– Bryan Baker