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Drone Safety Quiz

1. The rules of flight for drones/UAVs are all the same for
recreational users, business users, and public entities. True or
2. For recreational users, the maximum altitude an individual
should fly a drone/UAV is _____ feet.
a. 300
b. 400
c. 500
d. 600
3. It is acceptable to fly a drone/UAV in adverse weather conditions
such as in high winds or reduced visibility as long as the
drone/UAV has a Global Positioning System (GPS). True or False?
4. Which of the following should NOT be on preflight checklist?
a. Check if frame and all screws are tight.
b. Check if the drone/UAVs battery has at least half a charge
and securely mounted.
c. Check to see if there is sufficient space for launch and
d. Check the propellers for any damages and if they are
tightly fixed.
5. There is no specific order when turning off the drone/UAV or its
remote control. True or False?
6. During the flight, which of the following is true?
a. When manually controlling, use the drone/UAVs first
person view (FPV) camera if line of sight is not possible.
b. Functions of the drone/UAV, such as GPS and compass, are
100% reliable and should always be trusted.
c. Always maintain a safe distance from people, animals, and
d. Always increase the gas in the case of a crash or failure.
7. Never fly under the influence of drugs or alcohol. True or False?
8. Always maintain proper maintenance of the drone/UAV. True or
9. The recommended distance away from individuals and
vulnerable property is _____ feet.
a. 10
b. 15
c. 20
d. 25
Contact the airport or control tower before flying within
____ miles of an airport.
a. 5
b. 10
c. 15

d. 20
Which of the following is the proper order when turning on
a drone/UAV and its transmitter?
a. Drone/UAV; Transmitter
b. Transmitter; Drone/UAV
c. It does not matter which order the drone/UAV or
transmitter is turned on.
After a crash, which of the following is NOT true?
a. Disconnect the battery from the drone/UAV when checking
for damages.
b. Immediately fly the drone/UAV to see if the drone/UAV
operates properly.
c. Thoroughly check for damages to propeller, frame, sensors,
and electronics.
d. Prior to drone/UAV inspection, turn off transmitter/remote.
A drone/UAV is considered a toy and should be operated
as such. True or False?
Prior to flying, which of the following is should NOT be
included in a preflight checklist regarding the drone/UAVs
remote control.
a. Ensure the trim of the remote control is in the up or down
b. Ensure the remotes transmitter is on the correct frequency
as the UAV/Drones.
c. Ensure battery on remote control has a sufficient charge to
operate the drone/UAV.
d. Inspect remote control for any damages to buttons, control
sticks, and antennas.
It is acceptable to fly in a blocked air space, such as in the
vicinity of an airport, as long as there is no aircraft in the area.
True or False?
When inspecting a drone/UAV after a crash or failure,
which of the following should be performed first?
a. Ensure the battery from drone/UAV is disconnected and the
remote control is turned off.
b. Inspect propeller for damages and proper rotation.
c. Check for physical damage to the drone/UAV frame.
d. Taken to a well-lit location.
Drones/UAVs are high precision machines that can
withstand any weather condition such as high-speed winds and
snowstorms. True or False?
Because drones/UAVs are usually equipped with lights and
LED indicators, it is acceptable to fly them during the night. True
or False?
A drone/UAV is not suitable for children under 14 years of
age. True or False?

Always check local laws and ordinances before flying over
private property. True or False?
Recreational and commercial drone/UAV flying have the
same rules. True or False?
When recording video and/or capturing photographs,
which of the following is NOT true?
a. Permission is required when operating on private property.
b. Video recording and photographing is permitted in all
public and private areas.
c. Check local laws and ordinances regarding video recording
and photographing.
d. Do not photograph or record video in area where there is
an expectation of privacy.
Modifying a drone/UAV beyond its manufacturers original
specification is safe, easy, and requires no expertise. True or
Prior to flying a drone/UAV, which of the following
conditions should NOT be observed?
a. Flight is occurring during daylight
b. Flight is occurring during weather with limited visibility
(e.g. clouds or fog)
c. Drone flight is occurring within line of sight.
d. Flight is occurring in open space and away from
obstructions such as power lines and trees.
Drones/UAVs are capable of carrying objects and operating
properly as long as you can secure it to the drone. True or False?
Public awareness is not important and should be ignored.
True or False?
Checking if propellers are rotating properly should be
performed when?
a. Pre-flight
b. In-flight
c. Post-flight
A drone/UAV should be on a safe level location prior to
takeoff. True or False?
When having the drone/UAV take off, starting at a low
altitude and checking for proper operation prior to high altitude
flying is recommended. True or False?
When landing a drone/UAV, decreasing the throttle and
making a slow descent is recommended. True or False?
On the drones/UAVs remote control, ensure the controls
move freely in all direction, trims are in neutral position, and
switches are in the correct position. True or False?
There is never a frequency issue when flying a drone/UAV
near another drone/UAV. True or False?

Immediately land a drone/UAV if there are any signs of
failure during flight. True or False?
Which of the following should NOT be performed postflight?
a. Turn off the power to the drone/UAV and/or disconnect the
b. Inspect the drone/UAV for signs of damage and/or
excessive wear.
c. Leave the battery connected to the drone/UAV.
d. Turn off the remote control.
An automated drone/UAV with GPS navigation will
automatically avoid obstructions such as buildings, trees, and
power lines. True or False?
Ensure the batteries on the drone/UAV and remote control
are fully charged prior to flying. True or False?
Checking for solar flares and GPS outages should not be
included in a pre-flight checklist. True or False?
Magnets have no affect on drones/UAVs and any of its
electronics. True or False?
Proper storage of the drone/UAV and its equipment is
recommended, as it will prevent damages. True or False?
Flying a drone/UAV around people or pets is acceptable as
long you are manually controlling the drone/UAV and are at least
five feet away. True or False?
Flying a drone/UAV for commercial purposes is permitted
as long as the drone is being operated within line of sight and
there is no monetary gain. True or False?
Flying a drone/UAV from a vehicle is permitted as long you
are manually controlling it and it is within line of sight. True or
Flying at night is permitted as long as the area is well lit
with external lighting. True or False?
Remove the battery prior to inspecting any moving or
powered parts. True or False?
A license is required when operating a drone/UAV for any
purpose (e.g. recreational, commercial). True or False?
Prior to drone/UAV flight takeoff, which of the following
should be checked on the environmental pre-flight checklist?
a. Weather conditions such as wind speed
b. Other drones/UAVs
c. Drone is on a level location
d. Both B and C
e. All of the above
When operating a drone, which of the following should be
a. Wet areas


Cell phone towers
People and pets
All of the above
Always read the drones/UAVs user manual prior to firsttime operations. True or False?
A drone/UAV exhibiting erratic flight patterns can be the
result of which of the following?
a. Low battery on the drone/UAV.
b. Upper winds at high altitudes.
c. Improper settings loaded.
d. Damage to the drones/UAVs propeller or electronic
e. All of the above.
A first aid kit should be stocked and readily available when
operating a drone/UAV. True or False?
Slight wear and tear to the propellers of a drone/UAV is
acceptable when operating a drone/UAV. True or False?
Which of the following is not a weather consideration when
flying a drone/UAV?
a. Temperature
b. Visibility
c. Precipitation
d. Both A and B
e. All of the above
A co-pilot or spotter is never needed when flying a
drone/UAV. True or False?
A mission plan should include which of the following:
a. Public awareness
b. Pre-flight checklist
c. In-flight checklist
d. Post-flight checklist
e. All of the above
Loose cables and wiring can be caught the drones/UAVs
propellers and severely damage the drone/UAV. True or False?
Prior to flight, the remote control throttle should be in
which position?
a. Zero
b. Middle
c. Max
d. It does not matter where the throttle is.
It is safe to fly a drone/UAV with LEDs indicators that are
not working. True or False?
Following safety guidelines while being professional and
polite is important to the drone/UAV community because your

actions can affect other pilots and the industry in general. True or
Experienced drone/UAV operators should supervise
inexperienced operators at all times. True or False?
Creating a log of the drones/UAVs flight prior and after
flight is not necessary as it is time consuming and not useful.
True or False?
List at least five items on the preflight checklist.
List the steps to take when to initiate the drones/UAVs

List the steps to take after landing the drone/UAV.

Safe operation of the drone/UAV cannot be ensured when
assembling a drone/UAV with accessories that are not provided
by the manufacturer and thus should be preceded with extreme
caution. True or False?
Always let bystanders observing a drone/UAV be aware of
the drones/UAVs take off and landing to ensure your safety and
theirs. True or False?
Attempting to catch a drone/UAV that is failing is
dangerous and should never be attempted. True or False?
Always ground yourself prior to handling the battery and
any electrical parts and wiring to prevent accidental electrostatic
discharge (ESD). True or False?
Prior to flying to a higher altitude, the recommended time
and altitude to hover is ______ seconds at ______ feet so the
operator can listen for vibrations and loose items.
a. 10-20; 1-2
b. 20-30; 3-5
c. 30-40; 6-9
d. 50-60; 10-12
It is acceptable to leave the drones/UAVs battery in its
charging station for an extended period of time. True or False?
Being well rested is not an important psychological
consideration when operating a drone/UAV. True or False?
If one of the drones/UAVs propeller does not freely rotate,
it is acceptable to continue with its intended flight plan. True or
Experienced drone/UAV operators do not need to follow
safety guidelines. True or False?

Because the drones/UAVs propellers operate at such a
high speed, removing dirt and debris from the propellers mounts
and motors is not necessary. True or False?
Drone/UAV maintenance should only be performed when
the drone/UAV is showing signs of wear and tear. True or False?
Which of following is a drones/UAVs fail-safe equipment?
a. RTH (return to home) Function
b. Recovery chute
c. Firmware Airport Proximity Detection Function
d. All of the above
When operating a drone/UAV for the first time, a range
test should be performed. True or False?
A contingency plan in case of a drones/UAVs failure or
crash is not needed. True or False?
Calibrating the remote control/transmitter is not required,
as the manufacturer has already performed this task. True or
Which of the following should you NOT do in the event of
the drone/UAV is showing signs of a crash or failure?
a. Reduce the throttle
b. Increase the throttle
c. Attempt to land the drone/UAV
d. Switch off the motors
Drones/UAVs should only be flown indoors because it is
safer than flying outdoors. True or False?
All drones/UAVs fly the same so any operator can use
them with ease. True or False?
Unless specifically built for and/or stated for indoor use, a
drone/UAV should only be flown outdoors and during the
daytime. True or False?
Damaged foamed hulls on a drone/UAV can affect the
drones/UAVs flight. True or False?
Removal of LED indicators on drones/UAV can make the
drone/UAV less visible and more dangerous. True or False?
When preparing for takeoff a drone/UAV, ensuring the
drone/UAV and the operator are both facing forward prevents
accidental collisions with the operator and the drone. True or
If a drone/UAV is operating erratically, which of the
following should an operator never do:
a. Grab the drone by its propeller to further stop it from
b. Reduce the throttle to zero.
c. Disconnect the battery from the drone/UAV.
d. Attempt to safely land the drone/UAV.

An operator should never touch the drones/UAVs
propellers when it is in motion. True or False?
A drone/UAV operator should always have sufficient space
when moving forward/backward or ascending/descending at any
speed. True or False?
Over tightening propellers can damage the motors and
under tightening can cause the propeller to fly over during flight.
True or False?
Inspecting fasteners and cogs for damages or wear is not
an important part of drone/UAV maintenance. True or False?
Which of the following are part of the areas of maintenance
and repair of drone/UAV?
a. Misaligned motor
b. Cleaning and oil
c. Bent shaft
d. Dinks in the cog
e. All of the above
Handling a drone/UAV with wet hands is not safe and cause
electroshock to the operator and/or damage the drones/UAVs
electronic parts. True or False?
Drone/UAV use for unethical reasons, such as spying, is
strictly prohibited and unlawful. True or False?
Which of the following is NOT part a drones/UAVs safety
a. Use the latest firmware
b. Tune up motors and propellers
c. Calibrate transmitter
d. Inspect remote controls sticks
e. None of the above
A puffy or very hot battery is a sign of overcharging and/or
damage and should never be used. True or False?
When replacing propellers, an unbalanced propeller has no
affect on the drones/UAVs flight. True or False?
Improper calibration of a drones/UAVs GPS can cause the
drone/UAV to fly erratically. True or False?
Beginners should only operate a drone/UAV in a weather
condition with little or no wind. True or False?
Wearing protective eyewear when operating a drone/UAV
will protect your eyes from any accidental debris from striking
your eyes. True or False?
Using headphones, earplugs, or soundproof earmuffs is
considered safe when operating a drone/UAV, as any noise can be
distracting to the operator. True or False?
Which of the following are considered safety equipment
when operating a drone/UAV?
a. Protective/Safety eyewear

b. Earplugs or soundproof earmuffs

c. Cell phone
d. First Aid Kit
e. A, C, and D
f. All of the above
102.Drones/UAVs that are the exact same model of drones/UAVs
operating at the same time should have the frequencies checked
prior to flying to ensure they are not operating on the same
channel. True or False?