Airplanes Flying Under 400 Feet (122 Meters) !

Discussion in 'General Drone Forums' started by Mystery.Shadow, May 27, 2019.

  1. Mystery.Shadow

    Mystery.Shadow Active Member

    Nov 17, 2015
  2. Jonathan

    Jonathan Drone Expert

    Aug 31, 2013
    Drone Aerial Photographer
    In this case there would have been a NOTAMS, and it's up to drone operators to check for those. That's what they would say. It was the same with the helicopter/drone collision in New York I think. Normally it would have been ok, but the military helicopter was flying lower than normal but would have filed a NOTAM, see:
    Though, with a helicopter, it should be relatively easy to keep out of their way if you're flying within sight of your drone, where you should hear the helicopter coming, and see it quite easily, and be able to land.
    I think this is one of the reasons that DJI is being slow to release another drone, that they want to start including transponder technology so other aircraft can see them. If a drone with transponder had been flying in the above situation, which would be pretty dumb as everyone there was obviously waiting for the fly past, the pilots would have been alerted and aborted the display I guess?

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