- Published: Tuesday, 21 July 2015 19:29
- Written by Phillip Ford
With the latest National and International news reporting careless or irresponsible flying of drones or to be more precise, multicopters the latest craze being taken up by people all over the world, we would like to impress on members of the general public that RC Aero clubs whether fixed wing or helicopter take their hobby seriously and follow strict guidelines for safe flying.
There are responsible professional people using this equipment to work in the television, film industry and for surveys and agricultural purposes. Then there are the keen amateurs enjoying this new pursuit whether FPV or just aerial photography but in a safe manner in non sensitive areas. But as usual there are a minority who fly inconsiderately or in a totally wrong enviroment. ie; near airports, large crowds with little or no experience and most likely no insurance. Any recorded footage they hope to be the first to post on the likes of YouTube, Facebook,etc. Below are some examples of recent incidents from around the world.
US firefighters have condemned drone owners who flew their craft near forest fires and grounded helicopters being used to douse flames