Take this field guide with you when flying a drone or give it to someone you love.
Drones, quadcopters, hexacopters, octocopters are fun to play with like guns are fun to play with. They are fast, new to us, use strong electricity, fight winds and novice hands, an have sharp propellers going at 10,000 rpm.
So many mistakes can and will happen anyway, it is best to be prepared ahead of time, use the checklists contained in the book and let a safety mindset become second nature. Get to the point where it is automatic, like putting a baby in a secure carseat.
The book tries to not be patronizing or condescending as almost all rule-books tend to be. If it seems to overly shake its finger at you, it is to save yours.
Some safety guidelines come from sources such as the FAA, DOT, industry groups, manufacturers, other government bodies and flying club published materials.
Others are not to be found written anywhere else. These are perhaps the most valuable because they came from fatherly advice given to the author and from his own experience.
I hope all readers will gain more enjoyment and less problematic experiences, and share other ideas with the author via the website DroneSafetyFieldGuide.com or email to [email protected]
Sharply discounted copies are available for people teaching classes or instruction sessions regarding drones when ordered in lots of 20. Contact the author for further information.