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« on: February 16, 2018, 07:50:29 AM »
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Hi Guys, has anyone lately carried a drone ( dji mavic, spark, phantom etc etc) through dometic airport . Were there any issues you faced and how did you carry it through ? I want to carry dji air to goa from bangalore and back. Your views and advise will be really helpful.
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 10:24:48 PM »
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No feedback? Anyone?
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 10:41:14 PM »
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No personal experience, but from other similar posts I believe the best method is to post/courier it instead of carrying it...
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 10:44:52 PM »
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So removing the propellers from my mavic air and putting them in check inluggage will help?
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 10:59:18 PM »
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No idea.
I suggested post/courier, not check in baggage!

Sorting out a potential problem with check in baggage at the airport is probably too much of a hassle, and may take long enough to make you miss your flight.

Chances are that it will be stopped. 'Drone' is a sensitive subject currently...

My luggage was held last month even at Jammu Railway Station as there was about an inch of Whisky left in a bottle. They let me off "as a senior citizen", based, I guess on my ID/credentials!

Perhaps Speedpost is best...
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2018, 11:02:25 PM »
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No i meant i will keep the propellers in check in and drone folded in hand luggage. That way it's not a drone right?
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2018, 11:03:48 PM »
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We travel with our drones all the time within India. There is no problem as such. Most airports are now aware of drones and mavic anyway has a much smaller battery than what is legally allowed. (Less than 100 watt hour) You will have to put the aircraft in your checkin luggage and the batteries installed in the aircraft can go through checkin as well. Extra batteries can also go with the checkin baggage. Inform the checkin counter that you carrying a personal drone and there are batteries in your checkin luggage. They will guide you through. Itís an irony that in our country you can possess or carry a drone but canít fly it...

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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2018, 11:07:35 PM »
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Cool, Can i just carry it with my hand luggage without propellers. Wether check-in or hand baggage could it be impounded  by security?
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 11:14:31 PM »
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I am taking it to goa and was planning to shoot some cool videos  where there is very less crowd
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2018, 11:44:00 PM »
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@saurabhsrivastavaa,

It would be of great help to members, if based on your experience, you could post (on a new thread)

1. What can be carried on domestic flights in (a) check in, (b) hand baggage
2. Precautions/limits for lipos
3. Checks at Railway Stations

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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 11:44:00 PM »
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I would suggest get it checked in. Security check guys may object to it in hand luggage.
The best thing is to declare it at the checkin counter and take their suggestion. We carry our drones in flight cases. Currently I am in Cochin (Vagamon) and carried my drone from Mumbai.
Only concern are the batteries. But since your batteries would be under specified limits, it wonít be a problem.
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 11:50:24 PM »
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Awesome I will check with the people at check-in counter and hope they won't impound it lol. But if that works out nothing better then that. Thanks allot and yes like Mr iyer said we need a post where experienced people like you can share their knowledge and experiences. One last doubt can the security check guys confiscate it? I was planning to tell them it's a camera in case they ask me.
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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2018, 11:54:09 PM »
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@Iyer sir,
Sure will do that once I get a little more time on my hand.
For the time being please note that carrying drone in domestic flights is NOT BANNED or Illegal.
However, bigger lipos can and will create problems at all metropolitan airports.
Any battery higher than 100watt hour is not allowed in civil aircrafts (neither checked in nor hand carry)
As we travel professionally for shoots, we have specific flight cases which are designed for traveling by air.
Personal drones can surely be carried in checked baggage. Just need to declare at the counter and take their advise on batteries.
However, all our batteries go only through checked baggage with fragile tags and unmounted. And through OOG (oversized baggage) in case of bigger drones.
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2018, 11:58:24 PM »
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@Pushpinder,
Security check personnel (CISF) will surely ask you to open your baggage and show them the drone. They might identify it as a restricted item to be hand carried. But why take a chance?
Most of the CISF officials are now aware of the drones. Fooling them or even trying to, might make things complicated.
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2018, 12:01:19 AM »
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It's costly and I don't want it to break Sad. I dnt have a big hard case but a small one that comes along. but I think I will fit it in my check in baggage wrapped in towels.
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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2018, 12:03:06 AM »
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If it fits in your luggage, go ahead... thatís your best shot.
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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2018, 12:04:06 AM »
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I was planning to tell them it's a camera in case they ask me.

Please do not presume that the security guys are stupid.

If you are following the current discussions about laws to allow/control model flying in India, you'd know that cameras are are a big NoNo.
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2018, 12:04:22 AM »
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Cool will keep u guys posted. Have my flight in 5 hrs lol
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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2018, 12:15:03 AM »
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Be careful while flying drones in Goa. Goan Police are very much aware of all drones including the newer Mavics  and Inspires. Many tourists from abroad have got into trouble flying drones in Goa.
As per the current situation, you need to inform the local police and seek their approval of any drone activity that you may intend to carry. It is not easy to get permissions to fly legally anywhere in India.

Good luck and have a safe trip.
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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2018, 12:24:17 AM »
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Shit. Can u suggest a nice isolated beach/ place I can fly for a short time?
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2018, 03:17:13 PM »
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@Saurabh
Followed your advice and everything went well and smooth. Declared the drone at check-in. Marked the bag Fragile . Apparently you are not allowed to keep the batteries in check-in so carried it along (3 batteries) . Was never questioned by security check officials. Hope everything will go as smooth while returning. Will create a post on my over all experience when I am back.
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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2018, 11:40:13 PM »
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Thatís great... !
Good luck and fly safe ! 👍🏼
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« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2018, 01:14:49 AM »
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I presume you are back. Could you please share your experience?
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« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2018, 06:34:00 PM »
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While importing hobby stuff, I find that check-in luggage are cleared very easily when compared to parcels.(via international airports).However,I don't know about domestic airports.
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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2018, 07:21:32 AM »
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Hey man, can you share your experience in regards to Drone going through custom. And where did you shoot any footages in Goa?
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