Ed O'Grady

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  1. Ed O'Grady

    Practice Test Answers

    I'd like to echo the comments of @R Martin above. Although I did have a background in aviation, much of the material was new to me and Alan's course made it simple. I think I was given 2 hours to take it and I was out the door in 17 minutes with a 94 or thereabouts. It was as simple as going in to pick up milk while my wife waited in the car! And I mean it! Thank you Alan.
  2. @Jay Burnham, that is not correct. I have discussed this with FAA on several occasions and a Part 107 Certificate holder can pick and choose. As an example, I live about 1.5 miles from an airport with Class E Surface designation. If I want to simply fly for practice (as a hobbyist), I can simply notify The airport management when and where I will be flying and provide ample time for them to respond if there is a major objection but they can not prohibit me from flying. If there is a tower, they must be notified as well. On the other hand, if I want to take photos for my next door neighbor for him to use in a realestate ad, then I must request an airspace authorization from FAA since that would be a commercial operation.
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    No use of drones in National Parks

    But wait - there's more! In this case he got locked up but just suppose that he was attacked and killed (rightly so). The family then sues the US Park Service Police for not having protected him (from himself)! Not as crazy as it sounds.
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    Herbicide spraying using drones in the US

    Good luck to you!
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    Score Free Advice From Industry Professionals

    Wait a minute - I resemble that!
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    Herbicide spraying using drones in the US

    I suspect the law firm is Jonathan Ruprecht - if not, I have an article from him on the whole spraying issue.
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    Need a ruling on airspace

    @Dave Pitman, I stand corrected. The more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Thanks for doing the legwork on it!
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    Need a ruling on airspace

    With all due respect @Dave Pitman, I believe you are incorrect. I'm fairly certain that the Class D Surface reverts to Class E at other times. That is exactly what the chart supplement states.
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    Need a ruling on airspace

    @Dave Pitman is correct about Class E surface requiring an FAA Authorization. But this is not Class E Surface, just Class E Starting at 700 AGL. And although it appears that KBIS is not participating in LAANC, the area that you have an interest in flying in, appears to be in a 400 AGL grid. So if your request is for something like 350 AGL or less, you should get approved. How long??? Anyone's guess.
  10. Ed O'Grady

    Need a ruling on airspace

    @Dave Pitman is correct about Class E surface requiring an FAA Authorization. But this is not Class E Surface, just Class E Starting at 700 AGL. And although it appears that KBIS is not participating in LAANC, the area that you have an interest in flying in, appears to be in a 400 AGL grid. So if your request is for something like 350 AGL or less, you should get approved. How long??? Anyone's guess.
  11. Caveat Emptor! Whenever I am curious (suspicious), the first thing I do is look for typos and errors in phraseology. Lots of them here plus the image copyright is from 2016! Is it rescue or resque??? Reminds me of the overwater drone deployment demo of a life saving device that just happened to take place as a swimmer needed help "down under". I commented on that here a while back. I hope it's real, efficient, and affordable. Hmmmm. I suddenly have an urge for dumplings.
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    Already a NOTAM - Do I still notify?

    Absolutely correct @Av8Chuck
  13. No problem here. So, sort of on the same tack, if you have not seen this, here is a woman with guts to not take crap from any local authority. Take a read-it's well worth it. I applaud her tenacity! https://www.suasnews.com/2018/07/southampton-town-board-resolution-no-2018-552/?mc_cid=e74524493e&mc_eid=b6524743f9
  14. @Dave Pitman is absolutely correct here. Now I'm not sure that multipath had anything to do with the original problem, but Dave's point is well taken. There would be no perceptible delay to the receiver when operating from on board the vessel plus any reflections from some part of the vessel. On the other hand, If the transmitter was, let's say 1000ft from the ship and 1000 ft from the receiver (in a different direction) there could be a delay and it might be a problem. However, I have no idea whatsoever as to filtering in these units and whether they can eliminate this type of interference.
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    Already a NOTAM - Do I still notify?

    I'm not sure what the question is here. First of all, as I see it, you are operating below class B airspace and you are in Class G at and below 400 AGL. You are not required to notify anyone if you are a Part 107 certificate holder. Who issued the NOTAM ? Why would you contact Rockwall? Maybe I missed something.