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Old 01-05-2015, 06:53 AM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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Heck yeah!!

As long as you share it here too!!
Oh dear. That would elicit a visit from the CIA for sure!
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Old 01-06-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I saw one riding the subway in Brooklyn. Real estate developers have been using them and it was over an area where a lot of new construction is being planned.
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Old 01-06-2015, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Real estate developers have been using them and it was over an area where a lot of new construction is being planned.
Commercial use of drones by non-pilots is illegal. If you're seeing it, you're witnessing a crime. The FAA comes down hard on this, too. That's why you don't see millions of drone videos done by real estate agents.

As for the OP, the only drones I've seen in flight are the ones I've been flying. Also, you mentioned something about flying near airports - it's illegal in the U.S. to take off within 1.6 miles (iirc) of a major airport, and your altitude is limited until you're five miles from one, with a 400' ceiling no matter where you are. There most certainly are laws governing the use of these, although they're outdated. I read something recently that indicated that there are going to be some changes coming soon, though.
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:56 AM
 
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Havnt flown one yet, but they sure look like fun.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvH2f-AewX8
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Old 01-07-2015, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Commercial use of drones by non-pilots is illegal. If you're seeing it, you're witnessing a crime. The FAA comes down hard on this, too. That's why you don't see millions of drone videos done by real estate agents.

As for the OP, the only drones I've seen in flight are the ones I've been flying. Also, you mentioned something about flying near airports - it's illegal in the U.S. to take off within 1.6 miles (iirc) of a major airport, and your altitude is limited until you're five miles from one, with a 400' ceiling no matter where you are. There most certainly are laws governing the use of these, although they're outdated. I read something recently that indicated that there are going to be some changes coming soon, though.
Good news on the commercial use front...

Breaking:- A DJI Phantom just received a 333 exemption! | sUAS News
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Old 01-07-2015, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I saw it one at a CSU Pueblo football playoff game.
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