Flying drones and capturing precision data is extremely easy, especially with Sentera's FieldAgent™ platform. However, there are some things you need to know and do before your first flight.


First, make sure you are complying with your national, state/provincial, and local laws regarding drone operations. Sometimes cities and counties have ordinances regulating legal times and areas, so be sure you are checking at all levels. For those customers who live in the United States and flying commercially, you will also need a Federal Part 107 certification. Complete information can be found at the FAA's website. Besides a Part 107 certification, you will also need to register your drone with the FAA. It's a low-cost registration that can be completed at the FAA's Drone Registration Home.


Second, ensure you have proper training. Even if you're not flying for a business, you may find the Part 107 certification preparation materials to be useful in learning how to safely operate a drone. The certification exam prep will take you through maps, mindsets, emergency procedures, and more. You should also consult the training material provided with your drone package. DJI, Lockheed Martin, and Sentera all offer training material on their websites to teach you how to safely operate your drone.


Here is a list of links to supporting documentation that will help get you going in the right direction. 

FAA - Part 107 - Getting Started

FAA - B4UFLY Safety App

FAA - Drone Registry


DJI Support & Training Material

DJI YouTube Channel


Sentera Omni Training Material

Sentera YouTube Channel


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