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RC Plane Flyer28/08/2019 13:01:11
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I see its happened again

Drone at 520 Mts   and inside restricted area cause Air Bus to divert

186 people plus cabin crew etc  at risk

Edited By RC Plane Flyer on 28/08/2019 13:18:24

Martin Dilly 128/08/2019 13:33:56
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So how would any proposed legislation on UASs have prevented this? It seems to me that all the legislation will do is prevent sensible model flyers from flying model aircraft and drones sensibly, while charging some of them £16.50 for doing so.

Steve J28/08/2019 13:46:43
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Posted by RC Plane Flyer on 28/08/2019 13:01:11:

I see its happened again

The Airprox board have published the report for the incident on the 28th April 5nm east of Gatwick.

"The A320 pilot reports in the final stages of an ILS approach to RW26 at Gatwick when he saw a dark coloured drone ahead. Avoiding action of a 5-8° bank to the right was taken."

Steve

RC Plane Flyer28/08/2019 13:55:56
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WHOOPS sorry did not see further down pages it was about the incident on 28th April

Must book and appointment at Opticians ASAP

Steve J28/08/2019 14:07:22
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Posted by Martin Dilly 1 on 28/08/2019 13:33:56:

So how would any proposed legislation on UASs have prevented this?

Assuming that what the pilot saw was an unmanned aircraft, we have two cases:

1) The UA is privately built by somebody who is into FPV or photography, knows the law and chooses to ignore it. In this case regulation will have no impact.

2) The UA is an RTF operated by somebody who doesn't know the law. In this case limiting the UA to 400ft AGL out of the box, making them register and requiring them to enter their number into the controller before they can use it may reduce the number of such incidents.

Steve

Brian Cooper28/08/2019 14:25:28
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Whatever amount of laws and regulations are put in place, it won't make an ounce of difference.

Laws only affect the law-abiding. . . . The rest of the population couldn't (won't) give a damn.

B.C.

ken anderson.28/08/2019 14:35:06
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Brian's theory/thoughts seem to hit the nail.....

ken anderson...ne...1...nail dept.

ken anderson.28/08/2019 14:42:15
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where I live, north east there are some nice tourist spots on our doorstep...………… Saturday I was at one of them with probably100's of others around lunch time, lots of activities going on and above our heads was a drone....and someone nearby with his FPV head unit on...…. he proceeded to overfly all and sundry, I was thinking that if it came down it was guaranteed to hit someone or thing. After 1/2 an hour he landed and retreated to his car.....so in theory in a couple of months he would be liable to a canny fine or would he still be ignored? also he was in controlled airspace....so to my mind he was def breaking a few existing rules and regs…...

ken anderson...ne..1..... canny fine dept.

kevin b28/08/2019 14:46:50
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Posted by ken anderson. on 28/08/2019 14:42:15:

where I live, north east there are some nice tourist spots on our doorstep...………… Saturday I was at one of them with probably100's of others around lunch time, lots of activities going on and above our heads was a drone....and someone nearby with his FPV head unit on...…. he proceeded to overfly all and sundry, I was thinking that if it came down it was guaranteed to hit someone or thing. After 1/2 an hour he landed and retreated to his car.....so in theory in a couple of months he would be liable to a canny fine or would he still be ignored? also he was in controlled airspace....so to my mind he was def breaking a few existing rules and regs…...

ken anderson...ne..1..... canny fine dept.

There is never a policeman (or woman) around when you want one. devil

Steve J28/08/2019 14:57:57
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Posted by ken anderson. on 28/08/2019 14:42:15:

so in theory in a couple of months he would be liable to a canny fine or would he still be ignored? also he was in controlled airspace....so to my mind he was def breaking a few existing rules and regs…...

The law in October will be the same as it is today.

Steve

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