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FAA Struggling To Deal With Drones, Cracks Down On Farmers &

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JPSLV, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. JPSLV

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    Re: FAA Struggling To Deal With Drones, Cracks Down On Farme

    Good article.
     
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    So, so far the FAA has no rules but guidelines and still fines people. What about Los Angeles? Guards nicely told me to leave 2 parks in Beverly Hills. What about a construction site, a house, the mormon church on Santa Monica Blvd? It seems as soon as it is paid it is illegal for the FAA. Is it a rule or a guideline? Can I be paid to make photo "on foot" at the ground level and not charge for aerial of a construction site?
     
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    Re: FAA Struggling To Deal With Drones, Cracks Down On Farme

    For kiwi Phantom pilots (and it appears all of us are J Hook riders until the new firmware is released), the New Zealand Herald reports this week an update on the CAA regulation review for "drone" use in NZ

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11285675

    It's worth subscribing to the CAA website for updates on the changes to section 101. Hopefully moderation will prevail and any changes will target idiots rather than restricting sensible hobbyists.
     
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    Flying right
    >> Yeah, right!

    *********With tongue in cheek**************

    • Don't fly over 400ft.
    >> Don't take photos that overlook anything from anywhere. If you are holding a camera in your hands and you are standing on a hill, cliff, multi-story building, bridge, or an amusement park ride, then do not take photos. In fact, ban any type of photography altogether because someone might merely suspect that you are photographing them or perhaps their children. For the same reasons cited, if you are flying in an aircraft do not take photos of the ground below; humans might not want to be seen or photographed. Let's cover up all aircraft windows, or let's just ban aviation altogether. Take the train or bus, but lets cover up all windows, too, so that anyone who doesn't want to be seen won't be seen or potentially photographed.

    • Don't fly at night.
    >> Night-time navigation reduces visibility for anyone. Let's ban all driving of any vehicle--airborne or ground-based. Walking can be hazardous in the dark. Let's shut down everything at sun down.

    • Don't fly within 4km of an airfield (approach paths).
    >> Because all aviation should be banned, this is a mute point.

    • Don't operate in a way that may cause a hazard, eg, near people or property.
    >> Society has not managed to solve this "hazard" for any motorized or mechanized vehicle. For that matter animal-pulled chariots and wagons pose a hazard, so lets be sure to ban all of them, too. And certainly don't operate a camera from a vehicle.

    • Understand CAA model aircraft operating rules - go to the CAA website.
    >> And if you cannot read or cannot see, how do you read or see something that is not readable or visible?

    • Know your responsibilities as pilot-in-command of an aircraft.
    >> This sounds practical, but those who don't accept their own responsibilities for their own actions--and are always pointing the blame elsewhere--cannot possibly comply. To do so might make them feel bad about themselves--as if they had dared to look to at themselves in the mirror--you all know the type: mirror, mirror, on the wall.... And if they feel bad about anything, all they have to do is find someone to blame and sue. It's lucrative! Please, what a silly rule! "Knowing your responsibilities" was only meant for "spin" and "lip service".

    • Fly within line of sight.
    >> Why? This is absolutely absurd! It's well established that gabbing on the cellphone or texting is of primary importance while operating a vehicle. Seeing anything in the line of sight would merely be coincidental. Why should flying be any different! (Have any of you seen anyone gabbing on the the cell or text while operating a quadcopter? Say it ain't so! Good grief!)

    • Before you fly, check for airspace restrictions - controlled airspace, low-flying zones, danger areas, restricted areas and military operational areas.
    >> Pipe dreams? Come on!