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Can I fly my Phantom in DISNEYLAND?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by raaaphy, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. raaaphy

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    Hello, I'm going to Disneyland for the holidays and I want to make a nice aerial video along with my GoPro for rides when I visit Disneyland. Is there any rules or something for flying the drone? Or is it fine?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Couchie

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    I must chuckle, TFR.... TEMPORARY Flight Restriction....

    Just how temporary is 11 years?

    I chuckle because I was staying just outside Disney property last week and flew the grounds of the hotel I was staying at. You can see the Characters of Flight baloon in the background of the video i did.

    http://www.couchies.com/?p=90

    Now, I did fly JUST on the edge of the Disney World TFR http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/sect_print_4_3634.html, so I was legal...

    I did keep it under 400 feet as well :)
     
  4. raaaphy

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    Hey bro, thanks for the article. I read it and so, it is not allowed to fly camera drone?
     
  5. raaaphy

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    Hello Bro, so are we legal to fly it OUTSIDE of the theme park? and not inside? Because I really wanted to make a aerial video.. You know what I mean. Cool awesome video with musics and everything along with the video clips from my GoPro attached to me while riding those extreme rides..
     
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    BTW - Welcome to the forum.
     
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    The TFR prohibits flying any kind of model aircraft or drone (RC model) within 3 nautical miles (3.45 statute miles) of Disneyland. So it is more than just being outside the park.
     
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    SilentAV8R is right, you can NOT fly the Phantom in the park.

    Look over this page:
    http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_4_3635.html

    If you are flying anywhere inside that red circle, you must be above 3,000'. I'm not going to get another blast started about how we should fly our phantoms, but you would not catch me trying to fly 3,000 feet over that TFR, especially in that busy airspace!

    The footage I grabbed in Florida was just outside the TFR. I have software on my iPad that I use when I fly people carrying aircraft that shows me where I am on a sectional (aviation map). I made sure I stayed outside of the red circle.
     
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    Welcome to the forum-and thanks for asking before you flew at Disneyland and wound up in the news
     
  10. Couchie

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    Good point!
     
  11. FantomPhlyer

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    For some reason, I think this almost everytime I fly anywhere BUT our farm in the boonies. I feel like I'm being held back by not knowing whether or not to fly in certain locations. So anytime I doubt, I don't. But on the other hand, I feel like if I don't fly now, I wont be able to once all the laws start flying at us. (No pun intended)
     
  12. Couchie

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    Well, just me here as I don't want to be labeled as a worry wart but I always check for TFRs around me where ever I fly. As a matter off fact, I check TFRs then load up GPS Plan on the iPhone to see what's overhead. Just two things I do pre-flight to make sure I stay out of trouble at least in that realm!

    TFRs can be viewed graphically at:
    http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr_map_ims/html/index.html

    You can drill down to your location and see what is there. If there is one nearby you can click on it for details.

    I'm afraid it would only take one time for some wayward quad pilot to wander into a presidential TFR and all hell will break loose.

    Kudos to raaaphy for checking prior to flying what would be a really cool flight!
     
  13. rbhamilton

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    Always way easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission. Unless you are trying to beg forgiveness in front of a judge. Then it's harder.