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any vegas restrictions?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Squiddley, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Squiddley

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    Heading to vegas thinking of taking the drone anyone been there any restrictions around vegas for flying phantom 3?
     
  2. DrJoe

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    A boatload. The strip is it within 5 miles of the airport, so flights over the strip out as the tower will not give permission. However, there are some wonderful areas to fly close by.
     
  3. Squiddley

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    ok thanks never been there the first time to vegas any suggestions on good places to fly there
     
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    Some resrictions.... also can't fly at Lake Me 2016_03_20_11.41.56.png ad and Red Rock Canyon.
     
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    The entire strip is class B to the surface. Draw a circle centered on the airport with roughly an 8 mile radius. You can't fly in that circle.

    Note: This thread is not related to the P3. Post moved to General section.
     
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    Vegas strip is such a crowed place, even if there is no restrictions, you should not fly over people.
     
  7. Deanster

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    Vegas seems like a super-bad place to fly, IMHO. The red areas of the NFZ map posted above tell the story well.

    As noted above, the airport is RIGHT there, with low-altitude jetliners and private aircraft in the landing pattern all around the Strip and outer areas. Then there's the Nellis complex to the North, also RIGHT there up against the city, with heavy and sometimes very heavy .mil flight activity.

    There's also heavy and constant helicopter activity of people doing city/Grand Canyon tours from the airport helicopter area. If you're in one of the hotels on the southern end of the strip, you'll routinely see a couple dozen helicopters outside your windows a day, and you're not seeing all of them.

    The Strip is busy, crowded, and chock full of RF sources, obstacles, security and law enforcement. Even if it weren't a NFZ, it'd still be a terrible idea.

    It's obviously a different story if you get out of town, out towards Lake Las Vegas, or the hundreds of miles of empty desert outside town.

    But in city/Strip zone, it's both a technical no-fly zone, and just NOT a good idea.