If I am on property that I have permission to be there would wait till I saw a weapon then I would draw my weapon and tell them put the weapon down. They get three warnings and if they point towards me I shoot, Yes I am licensed. We have the "Castle law" here.So I said I was going to report all of them to the FAA for threatening to bring down a registered aircraft.
What do YOU do when people just don't listen to reason?
This is a significant event for you and your wife, Just leave the drone at home and pay attention to your people.As none of you know, the wife and I are planning to take a carribean cruise for our tenth anniversary. Due to the fact that we're both morons, our anniversary falls the day before Valentine's Day.
Problem is, many jurisdictions have privacy laws which are entirely separate from drone laws - you could be flying entirely ‘legally’ from a drone point of view, but still breaking privacy laws.I respect people privecy.
But when it comes to flying my drones, unless it's a restricted air space, I will fly the sucker until the blade ware off.
Last I checked, they still don't own the sky.
Show me 1 privacy law that has a flying altitude restrictions, for planes, helicopters, drones, or anything that can fly.Problem is, many jurisdictions have privacy laws which are entirely separate from drone laws - you could be flying entirely ‘legally’ from a drone point of view, but still breaking privacy laws.
You are a good person. You admit that you may be partially to blame or at least share some blame. That takes a good guy to do that especially nowadays. Nice pics btw.We are not far apart on outlook .
I agree wholeheartedly regarding the mentality .
I guess part of the reason I did not push the situation further was that deep down I knew that I was just as much to blame as he was .
I should have spoken to the man prior to filming .
I had just returned home to find this huge crane maneuvering for the pick .
I rushed inside , grabbed my bird , set my camera , performed pre-flight visuals , and lifted off .
Knowing how nerve racking rigging work can be , I just could not pass up a shot of this crane and where it was positioned in my neighbors front yard .
A little irresponsible on my part as a pilot .
Don't get me wrong , I do not condone handling my problems the way that this guy tried to .
Were I to have obtained permission prior to the flight , he may have been much more receptive .
I just did not have time as the crane was putting the boom into place as I arrived home .
I can see it from both sides of the coin is what I am saying .
You nailed it on the head though .
This guy is definitely one of those people who sees going to prison as a sign of respect .
Kinda runs through the water around here .
Keeps it interesting .
In one shot you can see Treeboy sitting on the downed tree , looking up at the bird .View attachment 13753View attachment 13754View attachment 13755