Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Jabberwocky, 12th Jun 2012.
A Very responsible film. I would like to see the paperwork the actors had to fill in!
No-fly zone is 5km from an Airport or Runway.
The nearest NFZ is the castle itself because of Henry, Heathrow is miles away, but you can practically do what you like if you've paid the few hundred quid for a PFCO license, it's a weird situation that paying money and writing a short book is apparently all that is needed to make you safe and responsible.
But in answer to you question, yes you can because the regulation are deliberately ambiguous for both hobbiests and professionals, the problem is the people who don't use their common sense.
But whoever filmed this would have needed to do a risk assessment, numerous sign offs and had more insurance than you can shake a stick at and it would have been done when the park was closed and all the "people" in it would have been on book actors who signed release forms, nobody rocked up to the park and started flying about without prepeation, those two drones are individually worth more than you car cost to buy.
No it's not it's 2 nautical miles for a protected aerodrome (3.7km) and 2.5 nautical miles for an airport (4.6km), with runway extensions of 1km wide extending for an additional 0.6km from the outer edge of the Flight Restriction Zone, it is also not a "no fly zone" but a " permission zone", as an example, I and the other members of our club have standing permissions to fly within the Gatwick Flight Restriction Zone whenever we like, if it's outside the agreed times, we just have to call the tower and let them know, I can technically fly right up to the perimeter fence, not that I would dare lol.
This just goes back as a primary example of the "clear as mud" regulations covering UAV flying, don't listen to the BBC they literally just make stuff up because they don't understand it either, and don't realise that their actively pushing for a ban, would apply to them too... Especially ironic considering it was their PFCO licensed pilot that caused the shutdown at Gatwick last year (or was it 2017?) because they didn't bother telling the tower they were going to film the immigration detention center (not talking about the stealth drone at Xmas here).
Try explaining that to an angry copper down the local park at 6am on a Sunday morning.
Of course I was aware that they were using actors and too far from the airport.
My earlier post was tongue in cheek and I just sat back and enjoy seeing all the pedantic's spring into action
Obviously the footage was a publicity stunt, but to me, it was very pointless, could have saved it for April the 1st
Unfortunately your tounge in cheek reaction @RoyJess is typical of that which is thrown at UAV pilots who dare fly outside of a club field now on an almost daily basis, the last time I dare fly in a public space I got so much abuse you'd have thought I'd just sacrificed someone's first born, and the person called the Police, similarly a guy in our club plugged his Mavic 2 into his PC to download photos from it, and moved it upstairs, this triggered the systems at Gatwick and within 4 minutes he had armed police at his front door.
Imagine the shock a retired 68 year old got opening his front door to find a gun pointing at him, for daring to switch on a glorified child's toy 4.4km away from the airport.
So yeah I had a feeling you were joking but unfortunately we've been so demonised in the publics eyes thanks to the media that this is the reaction most pilots get nowdays, so just went into autopilot mode.
So like everyone I just saw it as a marketing gimmick involving actors, except now it looks like this drone will actually operate for real and serve ice cream to the public...?
Unfortunately as someone who's had to deal with uva pilots causing mayhem for those who do it for filming purposes I don't blame the media.
The difference for filming v Joe blogs is far to different and I hope they are brought inline with one another. It's the Joe blogs of this world that's made it difficult for the professionals.
I'm sure responsible enthusiasts exhist but it's been to easy for idiots to get hold of drones.
Looks like some moron only needs to tug on that piece of string and its all going to end in tears and a law suite
With the heat we've been having ill be amazed if said ice cream is still edible by the time it gets to you.
Who thinks of these things...
I can vision it during wasp season
So how many angry mothers will there be when their brat gets mysterious white gloop dripped on to them from a great height?
The number of people (here and elsewhere) believing this is real is amusing...
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Oh god, i hope it's just a marketing stunt.
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You're a few months late / early for April...
Well, that would be the natural assumption.
I do agree with you but please don't tar all of us with the same brush, most problematic drone pilots are using DJI products and would have no idea what to do if the drone went into manual mode, the vast majority of drone pilots fly specially (self)built freestyle models that only fly manually and this takes far more skill just ot take off than the entire flight takes with a DJI.
And there lies the crux of the problem, a lot of people think it's real and will probably try to emulate it, and wonder why they get rightly led off in handcuffs after.
Merlin’s half years results show a 0.7% decline in revenue at Legoland parks.
It couldn’t possibly be linked to the dire running of the parks, poor operations, staff shortages, awful trip advisor reviews and shoddy upkeep?
No, no of course not! It’s the Lego Movie’s fault, and the weather, obvs.
The Lego Movie World that was recently filed for at Legoland Windsor could hopefully remedy this to some extent, but I'm not sure why the weather would impact results; we've had a lovely summer so far!
Out of interest, are these results viewable online so we can see how the RTPs did, for example?
There is a webcast live around now for the half year results, full details will likely come once its finished.
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