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    San Diego Presentation - Looking Ahead - Drone (sUAS) Rules for 2018

    Looking Ahead - Drone (sUAS) Rules for 2018 Date and Time: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, starting at 18:00 Pacific Standard Time View Map Speaker(s): Jeff Riolo and other sUAS Leaders Brief Description: 14 CFR Part 101 and Part 107 FAA sUAS Rules covered. This includes: Recreation, Public...
  2. jeffcutler

    Airspace Authorization - Ongoing

    Greetings pilots. First off, love this site, the community, and the wealth of knowledge collected here. I'm a new drone owner - Phantom 3 Standard; a professional writer and photographer; and, as it happens, a REALTOR. I do a few more things, but these are the relevant items based on my...
  3. Rayb27

    Trump to Launch Drone Pilot Program for a Neighborhood Near You - Thoughts Anyone?

    Trump to Launch Drone Pilot Program for a Neighborhood Near You Trump to launch drone pilot program for a neighborhood near you Thoughts anyone?
  4. Rayb27

    Who owns the airspace above private property?

    Who owns the airspace above private property? Oregon man faces felony charge for shooting drone out of the sky I recently posted the above article on a social media site of a man shooting a drone out of the sky and received a response from a gentleman of "....they got no right to spy on...
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    Hobby Rules for Class B Airspace

    All of my searches on this subject turn up with results that (a) predate Taylor, and/or (b) cite to Airspace Restrictions. So post Taylor, what source of law authorizes the FAA to have any rule or regulation treating Class B airspace differently from other areas? Additionally, what...
  6. JTC Films

    Airspace Regulations - Event Permission???

    Hey all, just wanted to get some conversation rolling around what I heard from an event planner in South Florida (South Beach Miami to be specific) this week. So I have a video job filming an engagement proposal on Friday night at a rented out top floor of hotel on the beach. When asking the...
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    San Diego Presentation: Lights - Camera - Drone - Action!

    San Diego Presentation: Lights - Camera - Drone - Action! Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library 9005 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA Date: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, 18:00 PDT Speaker(s): Dean Taylor, from Fox5 News San Diego Description: As UAV’s become increasingly popular, many businesses...
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    San Diego Presentation: Lights - Camera - Drone - Action!

    San Diego Presentation: Lights - Camera - Drone - Action! Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library 9005 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA Date: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, 18:00 PDT Speaker(s): Dean Taylor, from Fox5 San Diego Description: As UAV’s become increasingly popular, many businesses...
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    Flying near small airports?

    Ok I am a classic over-thinker and trying to do things right over here. I have recently attained my Part 107 certification and have started integrating photography and video into my creative design business. I am looking to do multiple flights in my town (a small, rural farm town) that has a...
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    How to Fly Phantom *2* in Restricted Airspace?

    Hi all, I am a licensed Part 107 pilot and I applied to the FAA for, and was recently granted (yay!!!), a waiver to fly in restricted airspace near a Class E airport. Having dealt with the FAA, now I need to figure out how to get my bird to actually fly there. :-( Since the Phantom 2 doesn't...
  11. Lord Nibbler

    Solving a Class E-SFC Rubik's Cube...

    Hey everyone! So I have a puzzle on my hands. I am getting ready to apply for a 107.41 waiver, (s) to fly in my local Class E-SFC airspace. (For commercial aerial photography) It’s a tricky one! Ukiah, CA is a very, very small town and our airport (KUKI) is centrally located within that...
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    Airspace/Flight Question - San Francisco

    Howdy all! I just passed my FAA 107 this week (wooo-hooo), and wanted to run a question by folks who have more experience than I do! I live in San Francisco - and I want to fly my Mavic up a few hundred feet in my backyard and capture a Pano (I was thinking this might be a cool project to do a...
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    Understanding AirMap & others

    Hey Everyone, Ok, so I'm not new here and not new to flying, but I have recently acquired my Part 107 certification and will begin marketing aerial photography and videography through my creative design business, and I was wondering if you all have any advice regarding AirMaps and other online...
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    Any way to disable / override airspace failsafe geofencing?

    The current Phantom 2 firmware includes a function that automatically initiates a failsafe return-to-home when the GPS senses the Phantom is in controlled airspace (i.e., near an airport) and the craft climbs above a certain altitude (I think about 100 feet). Problem is, there are lots of cases...
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    Flying in class D Airspace

    Has anyone been able to get approval to fly in Class D airspace by calling the tower or are they making you get a waiver now. It sucks since the waivers take month's to even hear about. I am licensed Commercial UAS pilot but I cant seem to find a recent success story.
  16. rickeyfitts

    Say No! to the City of Richmond's Proposed Drone Ordinance

    I recently added my name to a petition to reject the Restrictive Drone Ordinance under consideration by the City of Richmond, California. To my surprise, I received this sincere response from Richmond's Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles. I wanted to share her email and my response: "Thank you for...
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    Class E (700' floor) airport manager tells me I can't fly. Now what?

    I have a remote pilot certificate. I was 4.9 miles southwest of Talladega, AL airport (not around race time). Called the airport number and the manager there says no flying within 5 miles. Talladega is Class E, 700' floor. Am I missing something? On the 107 authorization site, Class E with a...
  18. Kristina Fowler

    Hobbyist vs. Commercial: calling the tower for clearance

    I have a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate. I understand the need for rules/regulations concerning drones. Even if I don't fully agree with a rule or two, I still intend to abide by them. One rule that I think needs to be re-considered by the FAA is the requirement for a commercial drone pilot...
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    107.41 Waiver for Class D

    Hi guys, I am looking into trying to get permission to fly in my local Class D airspace. I have read a lot about the distinctions between the waiver and authorization and think a waiver would be the best way to do it. My main questions are, if I want to be able to do real estate video and...
  20. Griffin D

    Class D Certificate of Authorization - Approved!

    Last month, I filled out a COA to fly in Class D airspace. I was very specific with where my flight activity would be, and I made sure to explain my safety mitigation plan. I also went into detail about how I will follow the Performance Based Standards. Yesterday a representative from the FAA...