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Video of tower climber gets FAA attention

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LandYachtMedia, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. LandYachtMedia

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    No mention of any aviation safety concern.
    The FAA say that he must cease any future use of the drone for commercial purposes.
    The FAA should get back to aviation safety issues and stop criminalising commercial aerial photography.
     
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    +1
     
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    The flight was for medicinal purposes...
     
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    Everyone knows untaxed revenue from drone photography is a more serious issue than putting GPS trackers on $200 million Malaysian airliners! :shock:
     
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    LOL!
     
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    All they do by bleating publicly about something so harmless is make more want to fly them and do similar flights.
     
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    I can't help but say that I loved the video! As a ham I can see why it was so popular. Any ham would love to have their antenna up there!

    I thought: What a workout! Wouldn't it be hell to get up there and discover that the replacement bulb, that you brought up, is bad too!
     
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    No problem -- just call Amazon to deliver a new one, by drone.
     
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    Great comment. +1
     
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    the FAA is calling ANYONE that has a quadcopter video go viral and basically threatening them with fines for "commercial use of a drone", it's really silly. I'm buddies with the guy that made the "ultimate 5 borough NYC landmarks" video and he played me the voicemail the FAA left him. the guy sounded like an idiot but at least he was just informing & threatening that if any of the video is sold that would be considered commercial use and they may levy a fine... not directly accusing him of commercial use (yet).