For those that are interested, this is my personal pre-flight advice. I’ve put it in several posts throughout the forums, and a small percentage of the feedback I received (shut up, naysayer, etc) was disappointing. I will restrict further comments regarding safe flying to this post. 1. Check the FAA website for TFR’s (temporary flight restrictions) and NOTAM’s (notice to airmen). http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr_map_ims/html/index.html Call 1-800-WX-BRIEF if you are unsure. 2. Ensure you perform a thorough pre-flight of your multi-rotor • Propeller inspection • Engine inspection • Control inspection 3. Preflight the area you will be flying in. Look for obstacles, people, other aircraft, etc. 4. If possible, monitor and communicate on UNICOM 120.700, 120.725, 120.750 and MULTICOM 123.000 and 120.025. 5. Establish connection and telemetry to/from multi-rotor. 6. Check for GPS acquisition and Home Lock set before starting engines 7. Run up engines. Hover at 5 feet and check stability and control. 8. Maintain visual contact (line of site - LOS). Maintain altitude below 400 feet, per the FAA Advisory (not a law). • There is no current law that restricts you from flying FPV (without LOS). Use a spotter as a precaution • There is no current law that restricts you from flying out of visual range, but there is an FAA Advisory that does advises to always maintain line of sight operations. Grey area.