Drones - a hazard to aviation?

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Re: Drones - a hazard to aviation?

#121 Post by Pontius Navigator » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:25 pm

They are not allowed to be flown within (ie an MSD) of 60m of any person, vessel, vehicle or structure.
For all practicable purposes that means you can't fly a drone.

An irresistible attraction is to get aerial pictures of your own home and gardens. There are few homes with 100 metres clear around them.

If you go to the country it would be rare to find accessible places where there are no others.

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Re: Drones - a hazard to aviation?

#122 Post by CharlieOneSix » Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:14 pm

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While it sounds impressive that 75 % of Drone owners have registered, the worry is that it still leaves about 45,000 owners who have not.....
The British Model Flying Association have an agreement with the CAA that members with the appropriate qualifications can send their £9 fee, together with their Association annual membership fee due on 31 December, to the BMFA who will forward the £9 for each member - and their names and addresses - to the CAA in January. CAA Flyer ID's which have to be attached to the unmanned craft will be issued in February. So none of the 36,000 BMFA members will yet be included in the Wail's 75% and paid up members can legally fly their unmanned craft until receipt of their Flyer ID.

Just a clarification, whilst it is 'drone' incidents which have resulted in this registration requirement, registration is needed is for all unmanned airborne craft above 250g, not just 'drones'. The trouble with 'drones', especially ones with GPS 'autopilots' which give autohover and 'return to place of take off', is that they are too easy to fly without instruction whereas an old fashioned model aircraft will probably crash on the first attempt to fly without instruction.
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Re: Drones - a hazard to aviation?

#123 Post by Fliegenmong » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:13 am

I've gat a small one here, none of that fancy no hands GPS return to base stuff..have to do it all on your own! Dad gave me it at Christmas, and II don't want to wreck it so I don't fly it too much, it's a bit of a handful truth be told.

Plenty of time unnemployed now to play around with it I suppose.

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#124 Post by Capetonian » Wed May 13, 2020 7:30 am

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This two engined drone is taking medical supplies to the Isle of Wight.
Something useful rather than a dangerous toy.
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#125 Post by G-CPTN » Wed May 13, 2020 9:02 am

When I heard that they were to use a 'drone' to fly medical supplies to the IOW, I envisaged a quadricopter rather than a full-size UAV.

Drone flies medical supplies to Britain's Isle of Wight.

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#126 Post by Mrs Ex-Ascot » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:22 am

Well this should teach him for being nosy; https://news.sky.com/story/man-charged- ... t-12137746 [-X

But will it put other idiots off the idea of flying their drones where they shouldn't?............somehow I doubt it. :(
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Re: Drones - a hazard to aviation?

#127 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:59 am

Mrs Ex-A, I think an incredible number of people are impervious to information. They are not wilfully ignoring rules but simply ignorant.

I guarantee there is at least one such within shouting distance of any woman. As evidence I offer the unpacking and installation of any new piece of domestic electrical appliance.

Admitted this level of impermeabilty varies between individuals. In a military context I experienced how at least 2% would be unaware of something promulgated in orders, written on the notice board and delivered personally to their mail slot.

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Re: Drones - a hazard to aviation?

#128 Post by Mrs Ex-Ascot » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:42 am

This is an interesting article on the Gatwick debacle; https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... wick-drone

I guess no-one will ever know for sure if there ever was a drone in the first place. :-?
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Re: Drones - a hazard to aviation?

#129 Post by ian16th » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:20 pm

Mrs Ex-Ascot wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:42 am
This is an interesting article on the Gatwick debacle; https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... wick-drone

I guess no-one will ever know for sure if there ever was a drone in the first place. :-?
If there was one, the 'driver' of it, will be aware of it!

Whether or not he/she ever goes public is another matter.
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