Drone photos and videos can elevate your holiday content to the next level. Now that drones are getting smaller and more capable – especially after the release of the DJI Mavic 2 series drones – you can shoot some incredible visuals while traveling light.R
The compact nature of modern drones doesn’t mean you can simply pack one in your bag and use a drone whenever you like. There are still some essential things you need to know about traveling with a drone, and we are going to discuss them in this article.
Know the Rules
There are several rules you need to be familiar with – and follow carefully – when traveling with a drone. For starters, you need to check and double-check the drone law in the destination country, city, or even area. In Egypt, for example, owning a drone is considered a punishable crime.
Different areas have different rules about flying a drone too. You may think that flying a drone on a beach or in a national park is okay, but there are areas such as the national parks in Namibia and Botswana that strictly forbid the use of a drone under any circumstance.
One more thing to understand about regulations regarding drones is that different airlines have different policies about how drones need to be handled. At the very least, you need to get a fireproof charging bag or lithium safety bag for the drone’s batteries.
Get a Good Case
While drones are designed to be durable in the air, they are certainly not made to deal with the bumps and rough handling of modern airports as well as security points. You need to get a good case and provide your drone with sufficient protection to keep it safe.
It is also a good idea to be friendly and courteous when traveling with a drone. When going through security, be friendly and provide plenty of explanation about the drone you carry and any additional part that you pack with you.
Speaking of additional parts, you also want to make sure that you have everything you need to create great photos and videos. Aside from the drone and its batteries, it is a good idea to carry spare propellers, a set of ND filters, and plenty of memory cards for the trip.
Don’t Forget to Have Fun
There is something about traveling with a drone that makes you want to capture aerial photos and videos all day; the effect is even stronger when it is your first time traveling with a drone. Getting epic footage of the destination you visit becomes incredibly consuming.
Just because you are traveling with a drone and you want to capture stunning photos and videos, it doesn’t mean you have to use it all the time. You can leave the drone in the hotel safe if you are going on an urban exploration in Rome or you are out for an erotic massage in Bucharest.
Now that you know these details, traveling with a drone will be much more enjoyable. More importantly, you will be able to make the most out of the drone you have with you while traveling.