Remote pilots shall be familiar with the relevant national standards for safety, privacy, information protection, insurance, environmental protection and shall remember the responsibility for each flight operation.
Before starting the work the remote pilot shall:
be in such a physical and mental condition that would ensure the safe operation of unmanned aircraft (hereinafter referred to as UA), not have diseases and injuries that cause temporary or permanent disability, and those that may lead to a sudden inability to control UA;
be familiar with the UA instruction manual;
get updated information about the intended UA operation, any restrictions of airspace usage and flight conditions;
familiarize yourself with the UA flight zone and check the conditions that may affect the UA flight, in particular the location of people, property, vehicles, roads, obstacles, airfields and any other elements for which the UA operation may pose a threat;
check the compatibility of the weather conditions at the start time of operation and the expected weather conditions for the entire operation period, as defined in the manufacturer’s instruction;
check the lighting conditions and potential sources of electromagnetic energy that may cause undesirable effects, in particular electromagnetic interference or physical damage to the UA equipment;
make sure that the UA is suitable for flights for the safe operation of the intended flight and that its weight, including actual payload and other restrictions, do not exceed the standards or restrictions established by the manufacturer and comply with the manufacturer’s instruction;
make sure of updated geo-awareness data (if such function is available);
make sure that the UA has sufficient motor energy for the planned operation and in case of unforeseen situations.
During the flight a remote pilot shall:
ensure the UA safe operation for third parties on the ground and in the air by UA maintaining at a safe distance from persons, animals, property, vehicles, airfields and airspace users;
avoid maneuvers that threaten the safe UA operation and terminate the flight in case of danger to third parties;
operate UA within the limits established by the manufacturer’s instructions;
carry out continuous close monitoring of airspace around UA to track other aircraft in order to ensure the safety;
simultaneously manage only one UA;
comply with the established prohibitions and restrictions of airspace usage;
not use UA with the purpose to drop any items or transport dangerous goods, weapons, explosives and devices, other items which may be used in order to commit an act of unlawful interference, with the exception of items and substances used in agricultural, forestry activities, and if the carriage of these items does not contradict the requirements of the legislation;
not operate flights near or inside areas where accident investigations or emergency response operations are carried out, except if the appropriate authorizations are available.
The requests and informing shall be made on the day of the airspace usage activity in cases, when Rules provide submitting an application and obtaining permission for airspace usage.
Language for communication in the day of the unmanned aircraft flights is Ukrainian or Russian.
The possible content of the permission and conditions for airspace usage request and informing relevant authorities can be found on the Ukrainian-language page of this subheading.