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Geoff Pearce
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Drones

Post by Geoff Pearce » 03 Jan 2016, 14:58

Get them insured

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B Sharp
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Re: Drones

Post by B Sharp » 03 Jan 2016, 16:23

Absolutely right Geoff.
On the 28th of last month I was out for a breath of fresh air in a large park in my local city. A young lad, accompanied by his father, was flying a quad above the grass a few yards from the public path. He lost control of the quad and it shot across the path in front of me and my wife before ploughing into a park bench. Taking my life in my hands I decided to have a quick word with the dad and give him a little advice. Luckily he was quite receptive and was totally amazed to find out that there are laws and regulations covering the use of these machines. He had bought the machine from Maplins and had not received any advice about the operation and dangers. I advise him to look up one of a number of YouTube items on safe operation and also to contact either the BMFA or the SAA to get insurance and help. It didn’t take a lot of imagination on his part to realise what would have happened if they had injured a member of the public.
Brian. :)

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Re: Drones

Post by eric friend » 11 Jan 2016, 15:01

If I come across someone at work or a friend or relative who tells me that they have a drone, then I have a chat as Brian has done, and also give them a copy of the CAA 'quick start safety guide' leaflet, so they have something to remind them of their responsibilities.

http://www.caa.co.uk/WorkArea/DownloadA ... 4294975468

You can access it and the accompanying video by going to the CAA Home page - http://www.caa.co.uk - and then follow 'Consumers' and then 'Model Aircraft and Drones'.

SP250
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Re: Drones

Post by SP250 » 15 Jan 2016, 22:26

Excellent tv programme on PBS America (freeview channel) re most aspects of drones albeit from a US perspective.
With the FAA requiring registration now quite timely. Prog is repeated daily.
John

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Re: Drones

Post by matt » 17 Apr 2016, 18:13

Geoff Pearce wrote:Get them insured

Get them banned!

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RobbieB
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Re: Drones

Post by RobbieB » 17 Apr 2016, 22:13

I see we have had our first drone/commecial airliner collision today at Heathrow - an Airbus A320 on approach.

Hold your breath boys and girls............

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ARUP
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Re: Drones

Post by ARUP » 18 Apr 2016, 01:08

Probably a bird strike since no 'drone' has been found.

Daveh
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Re: Drones

Post by Daveh » 20 Apr 2016, 12:57

Haven't seen any further reports, only that the aircraft was released for service after the engineers had inspected it.
So possibly a small dent or suchlike.

Bird strikes generally leave some evidence of blood or gore. The crew seemed to think it was drone but they would only have had a fleeting glance and possibly some impact noise.

Sadly there are some individuals either through ignorance or stupidity who fly these things around airports.

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Re: Drones

Post by MarkDev » 20 Apr 2016, 13:42

Just a thought, if we vote to Brexit, will we still be subject to the EASA regulations supposed to be enacted during 2016/17 in Europe? Or will we get stuffed by HMG?


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Re: Drones

Post by ARUP » 22 Apr 2016, 15:39

Plastic bag!

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