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#161 Langford Rat

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:04 AM

You can't fly over a forest fire or an airport because you cannot be closer than 9 kilometres. You can't fly a drone at an altitude of 9 kilometres, so that takes care of that. That's not the case with a building. If you can't fly over a building they would have said just that or made the altitude restriction match the distance restriction.....IE cannot be closer than 75 metres and cannot fly above 75 metres. No ambiguity there. They could just word it the way you seem to read it.... the no-fly zone is  an imaginary cylinder enveloping a building, with radius of 75 metres and an infinite height.....but they didn't. If indeed that is the intent then it is poorly worded especially since they are urging people to call 911 if they see these rules being broken.

 

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:32 AM

Dont call 911 for trivia issues like the pizza guy delivered me a pizza that was not hot enough it's a waste or resources and you may be tying up the lines for a true emergency....however its OK to call 911 if you see an old man flying his Phantom 3 drone in his backyard because it may take out a low flying airplane that is flying over his neighborhood at an elevation of 20 metres.

 

When was the last time a drone caused and airplane to crash? or how about a large bird like a goose? When?



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:33 AM

You cant fly them at a specified elevation. is that from sea level or from the top of a hill.



#164 Mike K.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:01 AM

Sea level.

 

Let's hope a plane never crashes because of a drone, which I think is the point of the regulations. Let's prevent accidents rather than respond to them.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:26 AM

so then the elevation regulation only applies to those flying them at sea level



#166 LJ

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:46 PM

Sea level.

 

Let's hope a plane never crashes because of a drone, which I think is the point of the regulations. Let's prevent accidents rather than respond to them.

It is AGL, Above Ground Level.


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#167 LJ

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:51 PM

You can't fly over a forest fire or an airport because you cannot be closer than 9 kilometres. You can't fly a drone at an altitude of 9 kilometres, so that takes care of that. That's not the case with a building. If you can't fly over a building they would have said just that or made the altitude restriction match the distance restriction.....IE cannot be closer than 75 metres and cannot fly above 75 metres. No ambiguity there. They could just word it the way you seem to read it.... the no-fly zone is  an imaginary cylinder enveloping a building, with radius of 75 metres and an infinite height.....but they didn't. If indeed that is the intent then it is poorly worded especially since they are urging people to call 911 if they see these rules being broken.

 

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They did say just that, you can not fly within 75 meters of any building, the same as you can not fly within 9 kilometers of an airport. The altitude restriction applies everywhere. 


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#168 Bingo

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:38 PM

Sea level.

 

Let's hope a plane never crashes because of a drone, which I think is the point of the regulations. Let's prevent accidents rather than respond to them.

 

US Airways flight 1549 was forced to land in the Hudson River because of geese flying into the engines, so the concern of a mismanaged drone is real.



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:33 PM

I can't  see it happening a bunch of drones flying  in a V formation on a flight path onto a runway



#170 Mike K.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:42 AM

It is AGL, Above Ground Level.


Ah, that makes sense.

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#171 Mario Lemieucous

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:44 PM

Much like the 30km/h speed limit on some of our arterial roads, I suspect this new restriction may be ignored by many otherwise law abiding residents. Personal judgement will rule.

#172 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:04 PM

 
'Drone Territory': B.C. First Nation hopes drone tourism will take flight
Klahoose Nation on Cortes Island to use drones to map out territory, promote tourism

 

 

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...4032009?cmp=rss

 
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#173 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 03:22 AM

The Aug. 19 trial included delivering an EpiPen or epinephrine autoinjector, for severe allergic reactions, and naloxone, used in opiate overdoses, from a London Drugs mobile unit in Duncan to the Country Grocer store on Salt Spring Island. There was also a trial direct-delivery flight to a patient’s home on Salt Spring.

 

The drone flew itself most of the way, planning the route itself and making adjustments for weather or other aircraft, said Philip Reece, chief executive of InDro Robotics, which specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles. A pilot on Salt Spring Island monitored the flight as a safety precaution.

 

The drone was equipped with a camera and the ability to listen for other aircraft and send out alerts to nearby pilots to let them know an unmanned aerial vehicle was in operation.

 

 

https://www.timescol...irst-1.23931169

 

philip reece is a former owner of saltspring air.  since sold to harbour air.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 30 August 2019 - 03:23 AM.

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