While this is currently only a requirement for commercial certification, I think it would be good for us amateurs to have an equivalent manual as evidence of our responsible approach to our pass time and for our own personal development. Perhaps we could peer review them together here to provide feedback on quality and content and learn best practice from each other, and help newbees? I have already shared my check list but adding sections for details and specs of UAVs, links to instruction manuals and CAA documents - drone code, ANO extract etc. Intended usage (just for fun, amateur photographer etc), list of apps used (DJI GO 4 version 4.2.8) and user details, link to grey arrows. airdata logs and any other clubs/forums etc. Operating procedures: before you fly, pre-flight checks, in-flight procedures (take-off, flight, landing), post-flight checks and emergency procedures. What you would do in an emergency. Insurance details, written permissions to fly if you have them etc. How to site survey and risk assess each flight, maintenance history etc.
Legislation may force this on us some time, it sounds like general good practice (my motivation) , and it will help you prep if you have aspirations for commercial certification in the future.
Purely voluntary … Thoughts?