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Discussion in 'Rules and Regulations' started by 2ChinzCinci, May 23, 2016.

  1. 2ChinzCinci

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    Has anyone used this app to "request permission" to fly your drone. I want to fly mine for a buddy who is having a memorial day celebration. I don't plan on flying over 100ft or even above the building it is at and it is only for less than 25 min (of course that is how long the battery lasts). There is a small airport about 4 miles away. Thoughts or Opinions?
     
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  2. rcheing

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    The rules are the rules until they change them. It is my understanding that the tower notification function of the B4UFLY app is not operational and is for test only (but I haven't opened that app in like 3 months). Seriously, just contact your airport manager and/or tower and just let them know of your intentions. They don't bite and is necessary to comply with the rules and more importantly, keep our skies safe. Also remember, you are not requesting permission, but notifying them of your intentions. Lots of time the drone notification procedures is listed on their website or some even have a form you can fill out on the website so you don't even need to call in.
     
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  3. DVmix

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    I think the app you want is called AirMap that can connect you to the FAA. You can log your flight plans on this app and check local no-fly zone's. I have not logged a flight plan yet.
     
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  4. bkushner

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    I just tried this app it's telling me flight restricted in my backyard. I'm 7 air miles from Philly International. Thought 5 was the threshold?
     
  5. captainmilehigh

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    Try www.dji.com/mobile/flysafe/geo-system/unlock

    The map can be moved and zoomed to your location in Pa.

    It will show restricted zone (red) authorization zone (yellow) and 2 warning zones. You can unlock the yellow zone, but not the red.

    Green zones are flyable. Hope this helps.


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
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  6. bkushner

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    Thanks!!!
     
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