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Old 03-18-2017, 08:14 PM   #141
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How many aircraft are flying at 91 m altitude 9 km from an airport? The restricted airspace should be an inverted cone.

This legislation makes victimless crimes.

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Old 03-18-2017, 11:55 PM   #142
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:00 AM   #143
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So how does enforcement work, exactly? I suppose if there's a person standing there in a field holding a controller staring at the thing that's a bit obvious, but what, do people call 911 and a cop goes looking for "standing dude" nearby?

Related, how practical/expensive is it to go for tech that makes line-of-sight flying optional? e.g. Gear VR integration or similar? Not exactly quadcopters but I've long imagined flying RC WWII planes with POV cameras providing live video to a Gear VR-like device... seems like the various bits required for that have become commercially available at decent prices in the last couple years.

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Old 03-19-2017, 10:27 AM   #144
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Related, how practical/expensive is it to go for tech that makes line-of-sight flying optional? e.g. Gear VR integration or similar? Not exactly quadcopters but I've long imagined flying RC WWII planes with POV cameras providing live video to a Gear VR-like device... seems like the various bits required for that have become commercially available at decent prices in the last couple years.
Very practical, not expensive at all. The exact same equipment I use to fly quadcopters POV can easily be applied to fixed wing. It's actually very common.

The best way to do it is to mount the camera on your plane on a headtracking gimbal meaning as you move your head left right/up down on the ground, the camera does the same thing.
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:51 AM   #145
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I dont believe a total ban is needed. However, have requirements for owners including owner licensing, drone registration, and liability insurance.
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Hi guys ... I'm hosting a series of interviews with a dozen influencers in the industry.

You can check it out here if you're interested:

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Old 06-02-2017, 12:08 PM   #147
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...ghts-1.4143301

Calgary police are asking the public to help identify a middle-aged man who was seen operating a large drone over two different parts of the city this week, posing a danger to aircraft.

The man was spotted flying the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) near the McCall Lake Golf Course in northeast Calgary around 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday.

He was seen again around 4:10 p.m. on Thursday, this time flying the drone over a green space located near the intersection of Crescent Road and 13th Avenue N.W.

On both occasions, police said the drone "posed a danger to manned aircraft," in particular the incident near the golf course, which is on a flight path of the Calgary International Airport.

"These matters also coincide with an increase in reported incidents where UAVs have come into close proximity of the Calgary International Airport or aircraft," police said in a release.

"An interaction between a UAV and manned aircraft can have catastrophic results."
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:15 PM   #148
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TC has updated the interim order. It's now in effect for 1 year but they've updated the restrictions for airports and helipads:

5) No person shall operate a model aircraft
(a) within 3 nautical miles (5.5 km) of the centre of an
aerodrome, except a heliport or an aerodrome that is
used exclusively by helicopters;
(b) within 1 nautical mile (1.8 km) of a heliport or an
aerodrome that is used exclusively by helicopters; or
(c) inside an aerodrome control zone.

Also updated the rules on aircraft under 1kg.

No person shall operate a model aircraft having a total
weight of more 250 g (0.55 pounds) but not more than 1 kg
(2.2 pounds) at a lateral distance of less 100 feet (30 m)
from vehicles, vessels or the public, including spectators,
bystanders or any person not associated with the operation
of the aircraft.

They've also dropped the "animal" language. Not perfect, but not bad.
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