Remote Pilots are responsible to confirm that the aircraft is in airworthy condition. At CloudD8ta, I keep a Preflight Checklist in the case of each our aircraft all with copies of my insurance, licenses and manuals.

The Preflight Checklist is simple to perform and can be completed in just a few minutes. The pilot must identify that all the items on the checklist are completed to insure a safe flight.

PREFLIGHT CHECKLIST
CONDUCT THIS CHECKLIST PRIOR TO EACH FLIGHT
1. UAS MAINTENANCE RECORD – CONFIRMED
2. OPERATOR REVIEW FORM – COMPLETE
3. OBSTACLES – IDENTIFIED & ALTITUDES CONFIRMED
4. WEATHER – FORECAST VFR, WING < 8.3 M/S 5. SD CARD - LOCKED & INSERTED, CAMERA ON 6. R/C TRANSMITTER - ON (BATTERY > 50%)
7. UAS BATTERY – INSTALLED AND SECURE
8. PROPELLERS – INSTALLED AND ORIENTATION CORRECT
9. LED INDICATOR – GREEN
10. TABLET – ON (BATTERY > 25%)
11. TELEMETRY – CONNECTED (95% MINIMUM)
12. FLIGHT MODE – CORRECT
13. UAS BATTERY – CHARGED (> 95%)
14. MISSION – LOADED
15. WAYPOINTS – VERIFIED (ALT < 120 METERS AGL) 16. MISSION DISTANCE - WITHIN PARAMETERS (< 4 KM) 17. RETURN TO HOME ALTITUDE ADJUSTED FOR OBSTACLES 18. COMPASS CALIBRATED 19. GPS - ACQUIRED (SATELLITES > 10)
20. UAS HOME POSITION ACQUIRED
21. TAKEOFF ZONE – CLEAR/SECURE