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Old 10-05-2015, 04:32 AM   #46
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says that up to a million new consumer drones could be sold this Christmas, and it is terrified of what civilians with no air safety knowledge might do with them. Rich Swayze, the FAA's Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs, and Environment told the Airlines for America (A4A) Commercial Aviation Industry Summit in Washington on 28 September that the state agency is rushing to implement a consumer education campaign before the holiday season begins in earnest.
Kill 'em with fire.

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Old 10-05-2015, 08:26 AM   #47
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When I got my toy drone for Christmas last year, it had absolutely no instructions about rules for flying it. In fact, the Engrish was so bad, it wasn't even clear how to fly it.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:23 PM   #48
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I got a drone for Christmas. It's technically a drone because it flies and is remote controlled and has a camera. But I consider it a toy because the transmitter only reaches 100 feet. Once it's out of range, it lands, (often in a tree.)

I'm not sure what regulations apply to me, but I think all the drone regulations do. And I read some FAA rule about proximity to airports, and I'm just within the 5 mile no-fly zone of my local airport. I understand the reasoning for that rule, but it's kind of ridiculous that it's against the law for me to walk down the street to the softball field and fly this thing around at a 50 foot elevation, but I can get a super long string and fly a kite at hundreds of feet from the same field and nobody will blink an eye.

Not sure what the point of my post is, other than to point out all the confusion about the rules and how some of them are ridiculous. If you make ridiculous rules, people will get used to ignoring the rules, and they may ignore rules that aren't so ridiculous.
Turns out I really was confused. I knew about the 5 mile rule, but didn't realize Reagan National has a special 15 mile rule.

The FAA just announced that all owners will be required to register their drones. That prompted me to really try ti figure out where I'm allowed to fly near me. So I made the following map.

Now, this map is not complete, because I didn't factor in two other things I know about, which is that you can't fly a drone within THREE Miles of a scheduled sporting event starting 1 hour beforehand and going 1 hour afterwards. (My reading of the rule is that this includes school sports.) And the second thing is that national parks don't allow drones in their airspace. I'm sure there are other rules too. Like can you fly one over a nuke plant? Probably not.

So here's what I've come up with so far.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:26 PM   #49
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https://www.mapbox.com/drone/no-fly/ tries to assemble a map of drone no-fly zones, but it is crowd sourced, so I'm not sure how accurate it is.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:08 PM   #50
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That stripe from Chicago southwest through Jolliet, then west, is curious.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:53 PM   #51
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Hover your mouse over it - "Illinois and Michigan Canal".
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:59 AM   #52
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It's out of hand and getting worse.
Yup indeed it is!!

Last wek I saw my frist drone!!!!!! -- I was out shopping and wehn me and a friend came out,it was hovering in the parking lot!! (looked errie)

I tried @ all costs to stay OUT OF ITS CAMERA VIEW!! (I didnt see anyone operating it)
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:29 AM   #53
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Sam's club has a couple for x-mas. Got a few extra grand to spend?
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Old 10-21-2015, 11:04 AM   #54
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Hover your mouse over it - "Illinois and Michigan Canal".
Yes, and the Joliet Ammo Plant. I figured it was the Lake Michigan to Illinois & Mississippi, rivers connection. It just seemed odd the whole hundred or so miles of what is essentially a man made river, is restricted airspace. I suppose terrorists could attack the measures keeping the Carp out of the lake.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:08 PM   #55
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Drone carrying drugs, hacksaw blades crashes at Oklahoma prison

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The package contained two hacksaw blades, a mobile phone, a mobile phone battery, a hands-free device, two packages of cigarettes, two packs of cigars, super glue, a 5.3-ounce bag of marijuana, a 0.8 ounce bag of methamphetamine and a bag of heroin weighing less than one gram.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:13 PM   #56
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How high will the Trump Border Wall have to be to stop these illegal alien criminal drones ?

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Old 10-27-2015, 06:30 PM   #57
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couldn't work out how to fit a gun control reference in there? cmon try harder
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:46 PM   #58
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Newports!?! Shoot that fucker down.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:23 PM   #59
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How high will the Trump Border Wall have to be to stop these illegal alien criminal drones ?.
Trump Tower. Then The Donald can have more pentahouse apartments overlooking the little people. This time Mexicans.
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:02 PM   #60
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Newports!?! Shoot that fucker down.
Apparently, it's legal to do that very thing. At least in Kentucky.

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