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What happens when you gatecrash a fire..

Posted by Margaret Barber at

Proving its never a good idea to shortcut getting permissions from the relevant authorities, see what happens when John Thompson uploaded a 14 minute video to You Tube of firefighters battling a blaze.  Twelve minutes in, a firefighter turns his hose to the prying quadcopter, hitting its camera and forcing the pilot to fly higher out of range. Watch the video below, and cut to 12:00 for the action.  John Thompson, whose drone the firefighters blasted with water, is now planning to bill the fire department for the damage done to his drone…good luck with that one!   http://www.popsci.com/drone-films-firefighters-gets-soaked

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Make sure you fly responsibly

Posted by Graham Dick at

Focus is growing on drone flying, both for commercial use and for recreation.  With the rapidly increasing numbers of drones and recent high profile incidents, the authorities are starting to focus much more on incidents of unlawful flying. Have a look at this BBC report which addresses this.  

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Make sure you are aware of where you can and can not fly your UAV

Posted by Graham Dick at

A man has been arrested for flying his UAV over a recent premier football match.  No one hurt or in danger but the authorities have arrested him on suspicion of breaching the air navigation order.  Have a look at the BBC News site here for the full story. If you are in any doubt over where you can and can't fly then why not have a look at our helpful summary here.

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