4.9. Maximum daytime flying hours

Flying a drone requires concentration and continuous operation for extended periods without appropriate rest time is to be avoided.

In most jurisdictions drone operations is limited to daytime hours. Flying outside these hours requires a special permit or waiver. Night operations also comes with additional training requirements.


  1. Accidents caused by overly exhausted pilots or flightcrews.
  2. Violation of legal night flight restrictions.

Audit Steps

  1. Understand the night flight rules applicable to the flying location.
  2. Interview pilots and review their daily schedules.


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