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UK CAA regulations - 50 metre rule clarification

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by surfgatinho, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. surfgatinho

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    Hi,

    Quick query about the UK CAA regulations on flying within 50 metres of people / property.

    I assumed that this meant a 50 metre horizontal radius. However, I'm now wondering if it includes altitude - which wouldn't make sense given the usual effects of gravity?!

    Thanks in advance,
    Chris
     
  2. IrishSights

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    'Within'... I take as 'no closer than'
     
  3. surfgatinho

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    OK.
    What I am getting at is whether within 50 metres can be interpreted as purely vertical. I.e. I can hover directly over property / persons as long as my altitude is 50m.

    (Just for the record I have no intention of hovering directly over people / property...)
     
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    No, I don't interpret it as purely vertical AGL. I take it is as just don't get closer than 50m, from any position. I'm pretty sure thats what it means.