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    Do You Think That the FAA Rules are Ridiculous?

    Some most definitely are. Which is why there are things like Drone Advisory Council (DAC) and DAC Task Groups (I'm on TG 3, and we're dealing with the waiver process). But it's a moving target at the moment. When the FAA first took on the control of drones, they tried to shoehorn us into the...
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    A Great Write Up On How To Fly Over A NFL Stadium With a Game In Progress, LEGALLY!

    Yeah for this shoot I ended up launching from a sidewalk after being told no when I asked at privately run parking lots around Mile High. We chose that for three reasons. First, it was the angle I wanted. Second, if security wanted to find us, I wanted to make it easy for them. And third, most...
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    A Great Write Up On How To Fly Over A NFL Stadium With a Game In Progress, LEGALLY!

    Also, this was shot at ISO400, f/5.6 in AEB 5 shot mode. Exposures were 1/8-.3 seconds, underexposed on purpose. I underexposed because I wanted it to look later in the evening than it was. I processed the RAW files at 125% in CaptureOne, brought them into Skylum Aurora HDR 2019, and then...
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    A Great Write Up On How To Fly Over A NFL Stadium With a Game In Progress, LEGALLY!

    I have no idea why pre-season games aren't covered. But others have predicted they will next year. And yes, preplanning with the NOTAM printed and highlighted definitely helped the situation. So did my approaching each guy who showed up. First thing I did was stick my hand out and introduce...
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    A Great Write Up On How To Fly Over A NFL Stadium With a Game In Progress, LEGALLY!

    I was flying my Mavic 2 Pro. This is now my go-to bird for anything creative that doesn't need 4K @ 60fps.
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    How to Fly near airport with permission?

    Unfortunately, the study material and test for the 107 don't go into the "how's" of getting permission, just the you are required to. And they never mention the DJI part at all. Nor should they. For many, this is a daunting task, given that people complain constantly about how it doesn't work...
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    A Great Write Up On How To Fly Over A NFL Stadium With a Game In Progress, LEGALLY!

    Yeah, we definitely didn't fly over anyone, in the stadium or otherwise.
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    A Great Write Up On How To Fly Over A NFL Stadium With a Game In Progress, LEGALLY!

    Thanks all. I am truly amazed at how much this blew up. I simply wanted to have a blog post on our Drone U site, and it was picked up by others. And like here, it was spread. This will also be talked about at InterDrone next month. I'm on a "Ramp Check" panel on policy day 9/3, and this was...
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    US regs - people and flight crew

    Technically, there are currently no actual rules that prohibit flying over people under hobby flights. However, it's still a horrible idea. For now there are no official Community Based Organizations (CBOs), and those are the rules you need to fly under as a hobbyist. The best thing to do is...
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    LAANC Approval

    LAANC does not talk to the drone, so you don't need to be wifi connected. If you're flying a DJI product and need to have the bird unlocked, then you need wifi.
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    LAANC

    You can get unlock info here: Fly Safe – Drone Flying Tips, Policies & Regulations, and More – DJI
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    Reporting Unlicensed Pilots

    All 107 pilots are in the database. The crux is that the search system is flawed. The page is here: FAA Registry - Airmen - AirmenInquiry - Name Search If a 107 Pilot has asked for his personal information to be removed (address), and you add any part of that address to the search query, they...
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    Chinese drone manufacturer DJI takes control over a drone & Crashes it!

    This is the third time I've seen that post in different forums, and I'll say the same thing. This is 100% pilot error, and this is what happens when you don't pay attention to what you're supposed to be doing with you fly. Especially in a crowded urban corridor like this. I'm sorry it happened...
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    107 at night?

    All of the waivers I'm writing for people these days take about 7-10 days to get approved. 107.29 waivers haven't taken 6 months ever. At best there was a 3 month wait at the very beginning.