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  2. Great Pumpkin

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    Sure, why not? Especially if you fly a P3 or P4, which can fly fine in 19 mph wind gusts. Be watchful, however, of NFZ around the local airports. I recall seeing something somewhere around a no-fly ordinance that Barstow has enacted.
     
  3. KingDad1985

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    That's weird we don't have an airport in Barstow
     
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    Ya do now :)
     
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    The best way to check the wind speed where you are... is to walk outside, watch the trees, and then decide :)
    Wind speeds will vary at different altitudes and may be non existent at ground level or at the height you want to fly.
     
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    I like to just go up and use atti .
    We have short trees Reed ;)
     
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    I don't see any impediments near Barstow on the section map until you get east to the Barstow-Daggett air space and north into an Alert area, and northwest a few miles into Restricted Area R-2515. And here is the URL to Barstow Ordinance 942-2015 which details what you cannot do with a drone in Barstow: http://www.barstowca.org/home/showdocument?id=3372
     
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    I was literally reading that same thing right before I came back here hahaha. Thanks guys. I've flown a few places in town and nobody has said anything. But then again I don't fly around people I go out in the middle of the desert or I hover in my back and front yard.
     
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    Except for a parachute area, looks like you have some wide open, interesting air space along CA 247 (?) south of you between Barstow and Lucerne Valley.
     
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    Parachute area? There is alot of open space. Literally surrounded my miles and miles of open desert
     
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    Have a look at the LA Sectional map.
     
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    Yup, everything is shorter in Mississippi right :tonguewink: haha... Do the leaves still blow across the ground? Watching the wind yourself is a lot more accurate then staying inside and believing the weather channel, just say'in. I have no choice but to watch the trees here. Trees really are a lot bigger in California, I just forgot 20151020_153614.jpg 2014-02-14 16.30.07.jpg .
     
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    Not everything brother but I'm the same way . I use no weather apps only my bald head for the rain and eyes to watch what it is doing .
    It's easy to tell .
    We do have lots of big trees but those would fit inside those :)
     
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