How to Travel With a Drone

How to travel with a drone.Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Christian T. form Nashville, who offers some advice for traveling with a drone:

“Got a drone and want to travel with it? Unless you have the DJI Mavic Pro or another compact drone, this may be a bit of a challenge.. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Get a case or bag — The first step to traveling with your drone is to get a case or bag.. You’ll want a case that will fit within the size limits of a carry-on bag. There are plenty of bags for the Phantom 3/4 drones that are within carry-on size specifications.
  • Watch your batteries — Due to FAA regulations, drone batteries must be carried on the plane and never checked. It is recommended that you check your drone as well (who would want to trust it getting thrown around under the plane), but if that’s not possible, you need to carry your batteries with you. Make sure they fit within the regulations of being under 100Wh.. DJI batteries are under this limit, and you can check the side of your drone battery if you’re not sure.
  • Smaller is better — Smaller is more expensive, but it’s also better. If you can afford the DJI Mavic Pro and you travel frequently, go for it! It’s much easier to carry than a Phantom 3 or Phantom 4.
  • Check before you fly — When traveling to an unfamiliar area, it is crucial to check your surroundings before you fly. AirMap is a great tool to make sure you’re not within any airports or other things that would prevent you from legally flying. Make sure your drone is registered with the FAA, use common sense, and ask for permission before taking off and landing on private property.

Hopefully, these tips help with your drone traveling adventures!”

I don’t have a drone, but I’ve worked with production companies that used drones to film me and it’s amazing what they can do and the shots they can get. Thanks, Christian!

 

 

____________________________________________________________

Tried this tip? Let me know in the comments!
Have your own tip? Email it to [email protected]!
Want to see more tips? Click here for all 939!

Want even more travel tips? Sign up here for the Daily Travel Tip newsletter! Just fill in your email address and check the Daily Travel Tip box—and you’ll have Johnny’s best tips, straight to your inbox each day!

If you already subscribe to our weekly newsletter, you can sign up on the same page. Just fill in your email and check the Daily Travel Tip box on the same page and you’ll receive an email with a link to update your JohnnyJet.com preferences. On that page, just click the Daily Travel Tip box and Update Profile.

Johnny Jet

The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

How to Travel With a Drone
4 (80%) 1 vote

About the Author

Johnny Jet
I used to be afraid to fly and at times even leave the house! I conquered my fear (long story) and now I travel to 20+ countries a year sharing my firsthand knowledge, tips and deals with friends, family and readers. Please sign up to our free newsletters and tell your friends!

Be the first to comment on "How to Travel With a Drone"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.