Flight Standards

The elephant in the room, some countries have standards to train towards. Others do not.

I think we should take the bull by the horns and throw some ideas around.

Initially I think this group should be populated by licenced manned aviation pilots and experienced UA operators.

The sharing of safety information and best practice has to be the way forward.

There is a great deal of knowledge here.

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So Simon made a proposal for preflight (etc) checklists...

Started by Kevin Hester. Last reply by Kevin Hester Oct 26, 2013. 4 Replies

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Ask not what your hobby can do for you but what you can do for your hobby! A Simple idea for a big problem

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A Simple idea for a big problemRc model safety, Is everyone doing what they can do to protect…Continue

AOPA Airspace integration online thing

Started by Gary Mortimer Jun 17, 2013. 0 Replies

This is I think where I would like us to be heading. Individual certificates that clock up to…Continue


Started by Dean Wynton. Last reply by Gary Mortimer Jun 5, 2013. 3 Replies

I know someone two people that today will be taking their BNUCs flight exams today 1 of these people has never had any interest in anything technical and never picked up a transmitter, and has had…Continue

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Comment by J Smith on May 1, 2015 at 6:12am

I am primarily a conceptual and CADD designer, focusing on the physical construction of new kinds of drones, but after that, one of my main concerns is about how the drone community should start setting standards, before some bureaucrat sets them for us.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on September 1, 2013 at 9:50pm

Should we be starting some written standards? First one being... Thou shall not fly over a crowd or group of people?

Comment by Morli on July 3, 2013 at 12:37pm


I  think  is "She" .

Also looks like college/university grant money. Hate to see it crash and burn & so the  typing/effort to slow her down :).  Zoom on the first photo and see what other goodies are there in the back ground !!!

Comment by Gary Mortimer on July 3, 2013 at 12:03pm

Looks like our this is a propeller candidate has come forward little bit worrying that he thinks flying an AR.Drone is enough flying experience.

Its a great start for sure but eish learning RC stuff quickly would be tricky. 

Comment by Gary Mortimer on June 17, 2013 at 11:13am

I hear you Morli

I was thinking we could bring it right back to simple. I have just taken a Google course and that worked along the lines of, watch video read a little bit and answer some questions. So....

This is a speed controller it works like this video, how they can be programmed with TX and wired like this

A few questions

Then onto the next thing, 

This is a propeller...

Really day one stuff but the correct information for the correct bit. It would be a huge job much like painting the Forth Bridge. Taking chunks at it, like eating an elephant one fork at a time would work in the end. 

It is time to start.

Comment by Morli on June 17, 2013 at 9:46am

My 2 Cents,  Pls don't make  complex papers/documentations that droners need to read to understand safety.   Safety and flight discipline for me is way of life,  if it is not there , then there is no future for this passion+ hobby

Comment by David Anders on June 15, 2013 at 5:25am

Maybe not on the group, but our local flight sessions in Melbourne are very safety conscious.  Don't tolerate reckless flying, certainly not around people (much further than the 10m required by the MPAA) and even have a LZ marked out by witches hats that people shouldn't enter.

I think it is there...  Just maybe not formalised??

Would I like a piece of paper that said I knew what I was doing?  Yeah, of course.  Would I want to fly with people that had the same thing?  Of course.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on June 15, 2013 at 1:46am

Humm not much interest then, I wonder what could be done to prompt a passion in safety and training around here? Does the group think a bit of paper might be important to folks?

Comment by David Anders on May 29, 2013 at 3:14am

It may not Gary, but it's probably got one of the best shots at doing so. (;

Comment by Gary Mortimer on May 29, 2013 at 1:56am

Sorry you did that Dean, lets hope it gets traction its an important subject. Ning is a pretty horrid place for nested conversations though. I think we should really try to straighten folks up and head them the right way for free before having to go off to a nationally approved training agent for a bit of paper. I don't think DIYD would ever be able to get licenced to do that everywhere.


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