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Peter Christy15/08/2019 08:00:01
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...and for all the wrong reasons!

**LINK**

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Pete

Peter Miller15/08/2019 08:14:58
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And would those cretins bother to pass the test and register their drones ? I doubt it.

Devcon115/08/2019 08:19:27
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I'm there tonight so I guess it will be drone free.

What's interesting is the general public, based on that report, seem to have a very low tolerance to them being flown in innapropriate spaces and seem to be "policing" the problem themselves.

Its like it's become a very antisocial activity frowned upon by most, so good news in that context but used the correct way they've become accepted as a very positive force for good.

I hope the culprits get hefty fines, banning orders and equipment confiscation. Let's see how the current Laws and ANOs deal with them.

Steve J15/08/2019 08:58:59
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Posted by Devcon1 on 15/08/2019 08:19:27:

Let's see how the current Laws and ANOs deal with them.

NOTAM EGGN/J0371/19

"RESTRICTED AREA (TEMPORARY) APPLICABLE ONLY TO UNMANNED ACFT SYSTEMS FOR NATIONAL FIREWORKS CHAMPIONSHIPS. RESTRICTION OF FLYING REGULATIONS MADE UNDER ARTICLE 239 OF AIR NAVIGATION ORDER 2016. AIC M103/2019 REFERS. NO UNMANNED ACFT SYSTEM IS TO FLY WI CIRCLE OF RADIUS 2NM WHOSE CENTRE IS AT 502153N 0040833W (PLYMOUTH, DEVON) EXCEPT THOSE OPR WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE DEVON AND CORNWALL POLICE"

Cuban815/08/2019 10:09:12
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Goes to show and should be quite clear to any reasonable person that the current laws covering UAVs are effective when enforced, and given the exposure via the news media and official sources, very few people will have an excuse claiming "we didn't know the law". Unfortunately, legislation and rules encompassing even the most draconian restrictions will never stop those hell bent on doing their own thing. The sensible and law abiding majority losing out to the minority lunatic fringe once again.

Makes registration and all the rest of it a complete and utter waste of time and money.

Jonathan W15/08/2019 10:35:04
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All very well, but what is the justification for a 2 NM radius no fly zone? 1/2 mile would have been enough. As it was, not only were people rightly not allowed to fly at the event at the Hoe, nor were they alowed to fly from land across the other side of both the river esturies.

The flyers were probably breaching the normal restrictions of flying in proximity to people & property anyway, without any no fly zone being imposed.

Stephen Jones15/08/2019 10:41:31
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Seems strange the public are happy to watch rocket propelled missiles exploding above them.

And jump on anyone flying a drone after all they must be very safe to use, After all blood is to be transported from hospital to hospital and we are soon to look forward to having are parcels delivered by drone . What could possible go wrong.

It`s not like fireworks have caused any harm.

I think fireworks should also be banned. from public sale,

Sounds like double standards to me.

I dislike them both.

 

 

 

 

Edited By Stephen Jones on 15/08/2019 10:44:34

Cuban815/08/2019 10:54:41
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I suppose the 2 mile restriction zone was imposed to emphasise the necessity to have no UAVs operating at or close to the event, but as has been said, existing restrictions covering UAVs at events/congested areas etc etc would have curtailed any flying anyway. I wonder if any other drones were flown but not apprehended - anything appeared on YouTube?

Mark Kettle 116/08/2019 10:06:51
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Amazon drone footage at video time 11.13

The drone with your Amazon packet is getting closer!

The company has petitioned the FAA in the US for a exemption so it can fly its MK27  - picture  drone as a 'air carrier' under 'Part 135'.

The 88 lbs drone can carry a cargo up to 5 lbs and on a round trip range of 15 nautical miles. Amazon says " at present it will only fly over areas of low population density"

Rival Alphabet Wings with its 'Wing-X'  - picture  got its 135 certificate in April 2019, and also at present company Flytrex & Causey Aviation got approval to begin drone food delivery in North Carolina.

Things are sure are changing in the US, how long before we see applications like above in the UK?

 

Video to see reports :- if you wish skip to time on video of 11:13 to see drone report -

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 16/08/2019 10:08:06

Mark Kettle 116/08/2019 10:16:55
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Peter the drones flying in a no fly zone is not good, I wonder do you have follow on news about the culprits?

Peter Christy17/08/2019 14:10:27
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Mark: No follow up on the local news website. Mind you, its a pretty poor website, so I wouldn't really expect it to actually follow up a story. I suppose they *might* put something up if the pilots ever appear in court. I'll keep an eye open...

Moving on, I see the police have finally 'fessed to the fact that most of the Gatwick drone sightings were of police drones sent up to try and catch the original (unconfirmed) sightings! **LINK**

Interestingly, most of the comments under the article seem broadly along the lines of the fact that the original drone never existed at all - something that most of us felt likely right from the start!

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SR 7117/08/2019 16:12:53
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It was all set up by the government to get your £16 to finance their holiday expenses

Martin Harris25/08/2019 00:54:24
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Oh what a merry jape - featured prominently on the BBC website (shock horror disaster documentary producing broadcaster and castigator of irresponsible oiks with drones).

I wonder if the CAA will take any interest?

Jonathan W25/08/2019 03:05:15
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It's business as usual. Back when the illegal CB craze was causing problems for RC modellers, the same publisher was producing RC magazines and magazines promoting CB.

ken anderson.25/08/2019 08:08:09
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The 88 lbs drone can carry a cargo up to 5 lbs and on a round trip range of 15 nautical miles. Amazon says " at present it will only fly over areas of low population density"

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88 lbs!...….heaven help anyone when one of them hit the deck......

ken anderson...ne...1.....deck dept.

Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 16/08/2019 10:08:06

ken anderson.26/08/2019 08:55:14
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make sure you've charged your flight batts...

ken anderson...ne..1..charging dept.

John Bisset26/08/2019 13:28:38
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Posted by Jonathan W on 15/08/2019 10:35:04:

All very well, but what is the justification for a 2 NM radius no fly zone? 1/2 mile would have been enough. As it was, not only were people rightly not allowed to fly at the event at the Hoe, nor were they alowed to fly from land across the other side of both the river esturies.

The flyers were probably breaching the normal restrictions of flying in proximity to people & property anyway, without any no fly zone being imposed.

I agree it seems a rather large zone. As a guss, it may be that is the standard default option when requesting a restricted zone. You know -' state size of zone required: 2nm, 5nm or provide defining co-ordinates'

It doesn't sound as if the folk doing this were likely to be aware of the need to check airspace!

Steve J26/08/2019 13:43:38
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Posted by Peter Christy on 17/08/2019 14:10:27:

Moving on, I see the police have finally 'fessed to the fact that most of the Gatwick drone sightings were of police drones sent up to try and catch the original (unconfirmed) sightings! **LINK**

That is a really poor article. The only new thing in it is the amount that the police have spent on the incident. Most of the rest of it seems to be repeating conspiracy theories from January.

Steve

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