Hints and Tips

Here we offer drone-related hints, tips and general advice.

Travelling with your drone

Are you going on vacation or on a business trip? Would you like to take your drone with you? Are you planning on travelling by air? Would you like to know what the rules are for taking your drone with you on the airplane? Download a handy Info-graphic to learn how you can plan for your trip.

For more information, download the IATA Lithium battery mitigation guide - and in particular refer to Chapter 4: Passenger/Crew Baggage.

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Evolution of Drone Regulations

This article, published in the September 2019 edition of World Airnews Magazine, provides an overview of the major changes that were being introduced worldwide regarding drone regulations.

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The Advent of Unmanned Commerce

This article, published in the October 2020 edition of World Airnews Magazine, provides a brief on the current airborne commerce (air freight) scene and provides insights on how unmanned aircraft could benefit and add value to this vital service.

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Recreational Drone Safety

This article, published in the May 2019 edition of World Airnews Magazine, provides some hints and tips regarding the safety of recreational drone flight.

Commercial Drone Safety Cases

This article, published in the June 2019 edition of World Airnews Magazine, provides some hints and tips regarding the development of Safety Cases for commercial drone operations.

Drone Test Sites

This article, published in the July 2019 edition of World Airnews Magazine, provides an overview of the importance, and the benefits, of national drone Test Sites ("test corridors").

Drones in the SA Marine Environment

This is a two-part article (part 1 here and part 2 here) published in the April and May 2020 editions of World Airnews Magazine. The article provides an overview of the South African marine environment with specific emphasis on how drones could be employed to benefit this environment.