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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by little132, Dec 21, 2015.
Link to register drone.
Lucky you, I can past the "Continue To Check Out" box
I'm told the registration makes you sign a statement that you understand that flying FPV without a spotter is illegal. Flying FPV is defined as not watching your craft LOS while flying it, no looking down at your display to insure you're capturing the video you want. Spotters can be an option to watch the craft, but without the aid of anything else, such as binoculars. So if you desire to be 100% legal after you register, all of us who like to fly a mile or two away to explore areas inaccessible by foot, can no longer do so. There are no exceptions when you're in the wilderness where no buildings or people are present. Is this the understanding everyone here in the forum has?
This kind of regulation is the type of bureaucratic BS that makes people break the law. Everyone is basically going to say to the FAA.... forget that, I'm flying where I want and how I want. In the event something happens that looks like FPV was being used, whose to say my craft didn't get a mind of it's own and fly away out of my control? It must have gone haywire! This is really piss poor legislation IMHO. Like most, I prefer following laws and rules in a civilized society, however this one is a bit over the top. OK, I'm done whining ;-)
100% not true!
That's a relief. Thx. FPV has been outlawed in all of Los Angeles County, including indoor events. They cancelled the indoor FPV flight area at the IDE show about a week ago in LA because of this. Although there are no exceptions in LA county for FPV, the Whittier Narrows AMA sanctioned flight field (within LA county) had FPV racers flying in good numbers yesterday. Nobody is policing it yet.
What they have you agree to is as follows:
Fly below 400 feet and remain clear of surrounding obstacles
Keep the aircraft within visual line of sight at all times
Remain well clear of and do not interfere with manned aircraft operations
Don't fly within 5 miles of an airport unless you contact the airport and control tower before flying
Don't fly near people or stadiums
Don't fly an aircraft that weighs more than 55 lbs
Don't be careless or reckless with your unmanned aircraft – you could be fined for endangering people or other aircraft
Thats it, no biggie.
at first, i wasnt going to register but i said i'd just go over and see what kind of questions they were going to make me swear by.
i thought they were going to ask a lot of invasive questions and ask for serial numbers to the drone(s) but they didn't!
you had to agree to questions like, "I will fly under 400 feet and I will not fly over stadiums and crowds of people and other stuff that responsible pilots do anyway!
plus, i'm taking advantage of the $5 reimbursement if you register early!
Well.... #2 would seem to be a problem for anyone flying a mile away. There's no way you can see the craft that far away. 1 mile away could be in "Radio LOS" but not really "visual LOS". I guess we've got some wiggle room for interpretation for the time being.
Here it is in all it's glory:
I always carry binoculars and my spotter knows how to use them.
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