Gary Mortimer's Blog – October 2014 Archive (4)

New FAA TFR prohibits model aircraft/RPAS flight within 3nm of large sporting events

Watch out if you are tempted to look over the wall at the ball game. The FAA have issued a NOTAM that no doubt event operators will enforce on their behalf. It brings model aircraft and RPAS within a NOTAM previously enacted post 9/11 for full sized aircraft.

What does it mean, if your flying field is within 3nm of major sporting events you should not be…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on October 29, 2014 at 12:55am — 6 Comments

No hiding behind AC 91-57 anymore

The FAA just cancelled AC 91-57 the one that many folks used to justify commercial aerial photography from unmanned aircraft in the USA. 

Now look to the “full special” interpretation for Model Aircraft for your…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on October 10, 2014 at 11:30am — 50 Comments

RIEGL RiCOPTER with added LiDAR



First one I think to come with LiDAR as standard, that's an interesting development for sure. I see the sun setting on…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on October 7, 2014 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Really fine RPAS filming

I think the trouble with an awful lot of multirotor footage is that its all about the multirotor footage. I see way too many zoom climbs, reveals and drone films XYZ from above its just dull. I have a feeling the general viewing public is also getting used to it so for late arrivals they are going to have to work hard to get noticed.

This short…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on October 3, 2014 at 11:00am — 19 Comments

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