Pre Flight Checklist

  • AIRFRAME - Place Airframe on Level Ground at TOLP

  • AIRFRAME - Check for damage, wear, tightness of fittings, condition, and secure. Check props and gimble are secure.

  • Record faults found

  • Faults repaired on-site

  • Add drawing

  • CAMERA - Remove lens cap and Gimbal Lock, ensure Memory Card installed & Power Up if applicable

  • Confirm memory card installed.

  • Which Item Failed?

  • Reason?

  • Repaired?

  • Details of repair

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  • To be repaired off site.

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  • BATTERIES - Note Battery Number in Battery Log, fit battery securely into airframe

  • Enter Battery details here for reference later.

  • Reason for fail?

  • Record Battery Details

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  • TRANSMITTERS - Turn on Appropriate Flight Control and Gimbal Control Tx

  • Reason for fail?

  • Update firmware/software before continuing.

  • Do not continue until updated - seek network connection.

  • Request Lock release from DJI - https://www.dji.com/uk/flysafe/self-unlock

  • Not reference here

  • Reason - Do not continue with flight.

  • Replace Battery/reset and try again

  • Has transmitter fault been resolved?

  • Investigate further - contact transmitter supplier for support.

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  • Provide details.

  • GROUNDSTATION - Turn on Groundstation Equipment if applicable

  • Reason?

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  • GIMBAL CHECK - Test gimbal functions as appropriate to platform. Ensure leveling operates as expected and full and free movement with no snagging of cables

  • Gimbal Type?

  • Lens attached?

  • Balance Rings attched?

  • Re-calibrate the Gimbal

  • Reason?

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  • VIDEO DOWNLINK - Ensure Groundstation is operating as expected and relevant image/telemetry is being displayed

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  • PEOPLE - Ensure all Crew and 3rd Parties are in a safe location/position relative to the SUAS

  • TIME - Note time and confirm it is within any set clearances

  • POWER UP - Call “STARTING” and engage the SUAS Start Sequence

In Flight Checklist

  • TAKE OFF - Take one Final look around, check with Observer if all Clear then call “TAKE-OFF”

  • AIRCRAFT - Conduct Handling Check in the Low Hover: Abnormal Handling Characteristics – Call “ABORTING” & Land Immediately. Handling Characteristics OK – Call “CONTINUING”

  • IPAD/GROUNDSTATION - Monitor Battery Levels (Tx/SUAS/Groundstation)

  • AIRCRAFT - Monitor Status LEDS to confirm Flight Controller Mode and Battery level

  • CAMERA - Recording if required.

  • Landing Point - Confirm TOLP Clear and call “LANDING” NB; If not clear, direct Observer to clear the area or select alternate site.

Post Flight Checklist

  • AIRCRAFT - Note Battery Level, Turn Off and remove
    Call “SAFE”

  • TRANSMITTERS - Turn Off all Tx’s and Groundstation Equipment

  • INCIDENTS - Any incidents to be reported to the SUA Operator if required

  • INCIDENT TYPE?

  • Provide Details

  • Complete formal Mandatory Occurrence Report (MOR) Reportable occurrences are categorised as: ‘any incident which endangers, or which if not corrected, would endanger an aircraft, its occupants or any other person’.

    24 hour joint AAIB & CAA Accident/Incident reporting line:
    +44 (0) 1252 512299

  • Only select these this response if there were no Risk to life.

  • Describe Incident or near miss.

  • Do you need to report a near miss?

  • Describe details and attach images - provide as much detail as possible.

  • LOG BATTERY USAGE - Record all details in Battery Log
  • Battery Details - Record all used.

  • Battery Type

  • Number

  • Condition

  • Remove from use and destroy as per manufacturer manual

  • Confirm AirData/or Flight Recording Upload

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