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No Drones on Hawaii surf Pipeline

Discussion in 'News' started by R2-D2, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. R2-D2

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    A private company in Hawaii is trying to enforce their own FAA rules and not allow any drone/quads unless they issue you a permit to fly over a small part of the sea. They think they own the airspace over part of the ocean where surfers compete in surfing contests.

    Read the epic stupidity here. Warning some NSFW language in the link.

    WSL Tries to Own Hawaiian Airspace! - Beach Grit

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  2. LuvMyTJ

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    LOLZ. And just how do they legally enforce this? And FAA airmen notices for the area?
    I would venture over to the media trailer and ask them to see the faa regulations stating you can't fly. I assume they are worried someone will broadcast it without their express consent?
    Are they banning unauthorized cameras (DSLR, point & shoot, cell phones tablets, etc.) also?
     
  3. davis

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    they probably want the airspace for their paying vendors/media
     
  4. QuadcopterFL

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    If they get a temp no fly zone from the FAA...they are in business...other than that, they are out of luck.