The first step to planning a flight is to look at the airspace in which you’re planning to fly your drone. Is a No Fly Zone (NFZ) in effect? Is there an active Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR)? If the answer to any of these is “Yes”, then you are unlikely to be able to fly your drone in this area. If the answer is “No”, then your next step is to take a look for anything that could potentially impact your flight, such as NOTAMs, or Ground Hazards.