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Kalaeloa, Hawaii

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by intrepidcruiser, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. intrepidcruiser

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    Hello everyone, i'm new to the forum and new to drones, iv'e uploaded some videos to Youtube but thought I'd share this one here.

     
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  2. Cobs

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    Fantastic capture mate, looks a lovely place, nice flying too :)
     
  3. intrepidcruiser

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    Thanks, yeah, its pretty nice here in the islands.
     
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    Nice! I see that spot is about 3 NM away from the Kalaeloa Airport (according to Google Earth). As a hobbyist, prior to launching, what was your conversation with Kalaeloa Tower like?
     
  5. intrepidcruiser

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    Hey what's up Adam, I actually flew the drone on a whim without contacting the tower, I went to the harbor to try and catch my brother in laws boat coming back in from fishing, they got a little tied up and would not make it back by sunset so I decided to do a quick flight because I was too pumped to fly my drone.

    Since Kalaeloa is a small airport and I felt like it was a safe distance to fly, I just went for it cautiously over water. I tried calling Kalaeloa Airport today but for some reason all the numbers that were given to me does not work.
     
  6. Adam T

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    Hey Intrepid, I know how hard it is to stay "grounded" sometimes! :sunglasses: The FAA wants us to give them a heads-up within 5 miles of an airport for a reason. Check out this local webpage for a few good tips: Local Drone Regulation

    The image below shows a 5-mile ring around Kalaeloa Airport. If you're wanting to fly within that ring, give Honolulu Control Facility (HCF) a courtesy call: 808-840-6201.

     
  7. intrepidcruiser

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    Thanks for the info, I tried calling a couple numbers given to me and for some reason those numbers weren't accepting calls, I will try that HCF number when I get a chance. Mahalo
     
  8. AllDubyas

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    Intrepid , That's some awesome video!!

    Adam T, thanks for that info as well.


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  9. intrepidcruiser

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    Thank you AllDubyas
     
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    Nice smooth vertical pans. Good editing too!
     
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  11. AllDubyas

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    What editing software does everyone use?


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  12. intrepidcruiser

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    Thanks a lot
     
  13. intrepidcruiser

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    I use Adobe Premiere (for now)
     
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  14. AllDubyas

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    What does a conversation with the tower sound like? What do they ask? Do we have to ask for someone specific? I've never flown within the 5NM of an airport just so I don't have to call in! Lol


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    Solid vid!! Did you launch from Campbells?


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  16. intrepidcruiser

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    Yep, launched from the boat harbor


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