too close for comfort

Discussion in 'Cinestar Misc' started by David burdeny, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. David burdeny

    David burdeny New Member

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    This fellow decided to fly his bird dangerously close to an aircraft coming into YVR....not cool.
     
  2. Duane Bradley

    Duane Bradley Active Member

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    Yes....this in in my backyard and most of the legal pilots here are very upset with the tools like this that will make it harder and harder for us to have a positive reputation moving forward! We're all very happy with how progressive Transport Canada has been and continues to be, but things like this will make them tighten their belts and pinch in on us I'm sure.

    I've even been granted permits to fly my CS at YXX to do a marketing video for a company which does maintenance on CAF Herc's and such. Transport Canada were great about ensuring I could get the shots I needed, without bumping into an incoming 737.
     
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  3. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    OMG! This is exactly why copter operators get a bad "drone" reputation and it just makes it that much more difficult for all of us to fly. It's a direct insult on those of us who go out of their way to be as safe as possible. I for one always google map to see if there's even the smallest of airports within 5 miles and always call the tower to get clearance if needed. I know this is not the United States, but this is will be the poster child for drone regislation.

    This really pisses me off.
     
  4. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    The strange thing about this video is that it was posted several months ago, and for what for reason, just made the press recently.
     
  5. Duane Bradley

    Duane Bradley Active Member

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    Steve, there have now been two Drone near YVR stories. Maybe this is the second one? The first was maybe a year ago and was in a much closer proximity to the incoming jets...so close that passengers on the plane were the ones to report the sightings.
     
  6. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    The youtube video above was posted on Nov 4, 2013. That’s what I was referring to.
     
  7. Duane Bradley

    Duane Bradley Active Member

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    Gotcha...

    Regardless, this is our second 'too close to YVR' incident in the last year. Not good...
     
  8. Tim Joy

    Tim Joy Active Member

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    Must be a zenmue gimbal. A little tilted. :D

    But, it's really sad that some people think this is OK. No respect.
     

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