Drone Piloting That Court Danger

Before you fly your drone for fun, stop! Especially if you are a first-timer or a newbie in the world of drones, make sure you know how to operate your UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), how far and high you should go, your limitations, otherwise it would do you well to get professional drone flying training training.

Not too long ago, a drone was flown way above the limits set by Transport laws of Canada, almost causing a disaster in the sky.

One night in July, Const. Brian Griffith was responding to a call in Air-1, the Edmonton police helicopter, when he saw something flying near him. […] “We had a very close encounter. By close I mean it was it was within 30 or 40 feet to the helicopter, which could be significant, possibly catastrophic, if we had collided with the drone.” – Read more here:

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Remember, never ever fly your drones too high. In the U.S., drones are not to be flown over 400 feet above ground, should be 5 miles from an airport, and always within sight.

In Canada, the rule says drones should be kept away from anywhere the devices could interfere with first responders.

Flying a drone over restricted areas and private properties to take photos or videos is not allowed to protect privacy, but some eager drone operators do so. And this has triggered the anti-drone technology to take off as well to battle with the ever-growing popular recreational and work drones (e.g., used for drone photography services

But much of the anti-drone technology is being developed in secrecy for the government, so it’s hard to know exactly what tools companies might be using to stop drones. Some in the industry worry that some claims by anti-drone firms may be misleading or exaggerated. “There’s a question of what technology is being used to create a virtual wall,” said Brendan Schulman, DJI’s vice president of policy and legal affairs. “If it’s a jamming technology, I’d worry about violating FCC rules. Read more here:

Reckless drone piloting puts lives, properties, privacy and the budding drone industry, a strong economic potential, all at risk.

This article suggests that drone manufacturers must ensure their products are safe to use, and can be flown within the required standards.

Manufacturers should take into account the evolving legal framework surrounding the use of drones and: (1) meet certain minimum safety requirements in this regard and, ideally, (2) be in a position to show that their product goes above and beyond the minimum.

Meantime, here is a new way of drone piloting, which may be risky to try – flying with a virtual reality headset while sitting on the edge of a cliff.

One thing is clear, drone users as well as drone manufacturers have the responsibility to ensure safety
and security measures are undertaken in the use of and in the manufacture of hobby and commercial drones.



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