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Do you check flight condition/restriction before flying?

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by finalfantasyfan, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. finalfantasyfan

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    I was about to fly this morning near my home and checks flight condition like wind speed with UAV forecast. It showed me a warning on the map and says FAA TFR. I clicked on the link and found that FAA issued a temporary flight restriction in DFW area. 6/4068 NOTAM Details

    Do you guys check these rule before flight? Looks like drone is not allowed at any height above surface within the restricted time.


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  2. Squirrel!

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    I learn more everyday from this place!

    No, I usually only check the winds if it is windy. If it is calm, I don't.
     
  3. Mark The Droner

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    Yes I do check uavforecast before each flight. And yes, they do often put a link up if there's a TFR in your area, so that's nice.
     
  4. BigAl07

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    You really should check before every flying session. The last thing you want to do is get busted flying in a TFR.
     
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  6. dg8882

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    I always check winds before I head out, I didn't even know that temporary flight restrictions exist for UAVs. I may start checking that before I fly.


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  7. Squirrel!

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    Why would there be a TFR issued for calm winds?
     
  8. BigAl07

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    TFR has nothing to do with winds. Those are used for various reasons but could be:
    VIP movement(President etc)
    EMERGENCY Aviation Activity (forest service water tankers)

    Or anything else deemed safety related.


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  9. Squirrel!

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    I'm learning... ;)
     
  10. Tony Cowan

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    I check every single flight. Don't need to check restrictions. I know 100% I'm not going to restricted area. Just conditions mainly.


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