Is this part of your SOP?
The Pre Flight Report can often be filled out prior to arrival at the site as a part of mission planning and then signed off by the RPIC once on site and the RPIC has confirmed that the operation can be conducted safely at the site. Furthermore, it is recommended that such a report be completed for each mission regardless of whether it is completed prior to or after the flight as the report serves as an essential piece of documentation associated with the UAS operation.
An example of what the report should contain is:
- Altitudes to be flown
- Mission overview
- Frequencies to be used
- Planned flight time, including reserve fuel requirements
- Contingency procedures
- Pilot Name
- Observer(s) name(s)
- Date & Time
- Land Owner Permission (especially this one)