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Help me prep for another radio show

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 480sparky, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. 480sparky

    Jun 22, 2014
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    I've been asked to take some aerial video this Friday at a charity event (don't worry, I'm not getting paid, so save the sermons!). A local radio station will be doing a broadcast from the site as well, and I've been asked to come down to the station Thursday morning for an interview.

    Obviously, I want to portray UAVs in the best possible light, so I'd like to be prepared somewhat. So I thought if I could come up with a handful of 'bullet points' it would help me.

    So far, I have:

    1. If you're considering giving someone a UAV for a gift, take into account their maturity.
    2. If you receive a UAV as a gift, don't just run out into the back yard and take off. Read the manual, watch some YT tuts, ask questions at on-line forums.
    3. Remember, you put it up in the air, so you're liable. Unless you have the ability to put it into orbit, it WILL come down sometime, somewhere.
    4. Don't worry about all the 'advanced' features in the beginning. Learn the basics first, get comfortable with them, and slowly integrate the higher functions one at a time.
    5. Flying for compensation requires a license.
    999. Lastly, use just plain, common sense.....Overstate the obvious: Don't fly over crowds, don't fly over 400' AGL, maintain visual contact with the UAV at all times, and stay away from areas where flying is forbidden (airports, military installations, National Parks, TFLs, etc.).

    Anything I should add between Nos 5 and 999?
  2. Jumping

    Nov 29, 2015
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    Sargent, Texas
    Good attitude there. You'll do fine. One suggestion: Avoid using acronyms - threatening to non-users.