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Ireland follows United States with mandatory registration of drones

Discussion in 'News' started by Ptr, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Ptr

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    Oh, sweet!
     
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  3. GoodnNuff

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    And it appears they have more restrictions than we do.
     
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    Wouldn't these two restrictions make flying nearly impossible?

    No flying:
    • farther than 300m from the operator
    • within 120m of any person, vessel or structure not under the operator’s control
     
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    Umm, No.
     
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  6. Ptr

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    And ye guys in the U.S. thought ye got it bad, what do you think of the last point FotoGeek
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    As all land is owned by somebody be it private of state it's No Fly unless you ask, I own 1 acre site on suburb of big town green fields all around me but neighbours also & 2 within 120m distance so that rules out liftoff from my property & if leave it I have to seek permission, yes there should be some regs but HELLO
     
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    @Ptr I would assume 'land owner' means private land owner. At least that would be the US interpretation as all state, city, county land is owned by the public (with some exceptions).
     
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    TBH FotoGeek it's something I'll have to educate myself on, even though public / state land different bodies have controlling interests & rules governing what & what can't be done within the array of different types of land designated state / publicly owned
    Thanks for your input by the way
     
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    Seems kinda funny that you have to register them on the same day as us, and your government justifies it the same way, safety and education. I don't know for a fact, but I bet the greenest newbie on this sight knows more about drones than anybody in either of our governments.
     
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    Actually, both of our Governments have been using them for a while now, they know what they're
    capable of, and worry about 'the people' having the same opportunity/technology. Their drones are
    being flown from half way around the world, and have cameras AND weapons.... They know.
     
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    That doesn't make it any less peculiar that on the same day we must register, and they're explanation of implementation is exactly the same. And I know how much we use them. Just look on yt at all the videos of drone pilots complaining about having to kill people....but they still did it.
     
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    Considering the FAA has hired a contractor to run the Web-based registration, who's to say Ireland didn't go with the same
    contractor? It would be easy enough for them to expand the registration Internationally.... Just sayin'.
     
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    The contractor in our case is CGH Technologies from Washington DC hired by IAA, you could be right MrMcFly
     
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    Really? In what way?
     
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    The new legislation prohibits users from operating their drones in an unsafe manner. This includes never operating a drone:

    • if it will be a hazard to another aircraft in flight
    • over an assembly of people
    • farther than 300m from the operator
    • within 120m of any person, vessel or structure not under the operator’s control
    • closer than 5km from an aerodrome
    • in a negligent or reckless manner so as to endanger life or property of others
    • over 400ft (120m) above ground level
    • over urban areas
    • in civil or military controlled airspace
    • in restricted areas (e.g. military installations, prisons, etc.)
    • unless the operator has permission from the landowner for takeoff and landing.
    The highlighted bullet points are the only current laws regarding drones we have in the USA.
     
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    300 meters from the operator.....hmm.....glad I bought a standard. Wouldn't want to get busted for flying my drone where I cant see it. :p
     
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    Are you sure about that?!! They look pretty standard to me… Though I haven't reviewed the laws in UK. I believe the above laws are Ireland, not necessarily for England Scotland and Wales
     
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    I have no idea what the laws are in the UK, I am in the US. You are welcome to research our laws here and compare them to Ireland's. My knowledge of any laws outside of the US is limited to the list I posted.
     
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    Am I happy no, reg my bird because maybe 2% fcuked it up, but in hindsight I flew like a bird for May thru Dec never once endangering anything, yes my battery could have become not so smart but not my flying, p1 p2 people sorry I can only imagine how ye feel, correct me PLEASE if I'm wrong does any member of this forum know of a loss of life from our hobby, that said worldwide we are under scrutiny because they want our money