Drones & Airline Travel

1. Put batteries in carry-on baggage only.

2. Batteries must be protected from short circuit

Whether you can carry Lithium Ion batteries depends on their Watt-hour rating.

The Watt-hour rating of a battery can be calculated as Voltage multiplied by Amp Hour.

3. Do not travel with damaged, bulging (puffed) or old batteries.

 you should insulate the battery terminals by covering with tape.Forexample the Wh of a DJI Phantom battery is 81.3 Wh (15.2V x 5.35Ah).


Watt-hour ratings






Helpful tips

1. Put your batteries into storage charge mode (3.7-3.8V per cell)

2. Use a Lipo Safe Pouch. Some pouches have the IATA regulations printed on them.

3. Label each battery with its Watt-hour

4. Carry a physical copy of the airline’s own dangerous goods documentation.

5. This is a guide only, you must refer to your airline's website for their up to date rules about carrying Lithium Ion batteries before arranging any flight.