B Ervin

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  1. B Ervin

    Flight over a high school

    As in most cases on the rules of aviation, its not the rule itself but how its interpreted by the FAA, and the NTSB administrative law judge. I would say that without a wavier for flying over people you might be treading on precarious ground. Also because of past experience with various levels of misguided individuals most school boards have passed prohibitions against flying over any school property.
  2. I’ve got an application in the system so my high School can use systems for training in the use of sUAS in engineering, photo, filmmaking, etc. We are well inside the Class D surface area (1.2 miles) and flight pattern. Aircraft fly right over the school in the pattern. The LAANC systems shows our school in the zero altitude area. I’ll try to keep you all informed on how its going.
  3. Hi all, I'm a Flight Instructor and Aerospace/Aviation Technology Teacher in the Dallas TX area. We are putting together a sUAS career track at our High School. We are a Career Technology Education (CTE) High School with many career pathways and Aerospace is mine. This program is very new.... 9th & 10th grade so far and I'm starting to put together the direction of the program. I can see from all the different threads on the forum there are more ways to take this than I'd originally imagined and still growing. One of the first things I'd like to do is start a FPV racing team, I've read about a few schools here in Texas that race drones. Other things would be aerial photography/videography, news, film-making and 3D mapping & engineering. Thanks for being here, I think you'll be seeing a lot of questions from me. Bill
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    5 Mile Rule for Airports

    Yes you can! I also just saw something about a proposed web based application process, but haven't had a chance to look at how that's going to work?? Have heard much about that yet?
  5. B Ervin

    5 Mile Rule for Airports

    It still is an option if you are doing any of the things mentioned in the operating rules (over people, at night, in a airport surface area, over 100 mph, etc) although I'm pretty sure its going to change as well.
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    5 Mile Rule for Airports

    Yes.......But its still a good app to check the area around where you plan on operating! Plus it will give you a warning about Temporary flight restrictions, which will get you in trouble if you fly in them, even if you're a Part 107 Operator.
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    5 Mile Rule for Airports

    Okey Dokey, Well this is why I signed up..... to keep up on changes and learn more stuff I work and teach close to the Class B surface area and in a class D, I think that's where my confusion comes from...
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    5 Mile Rule for Airports

    I forgot to put the B4Ufly app in the last comment... The FAA has an App that works on Android, Apple and windows systems you can find it on the various app stores "B4UFLY" You actually have the airport and two heliports (Hospitals) close by...... I'd worry about the heliports more than the Airports, Technically they count as well. The only problem I've seen with the app is that it has a lot of ghost airports. Ghost airports are airports still on the register but long closed, most are privately owned but former owners never bothered to tell the FAA that they are closed. I live on a airport community and have three ghost airports and a municipal airport within five miles of me, but that's life in the Dallas area IMG_0230.pdf
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    5 Mile Rule for Airports

    Good Morning Liam Good answers all around, the one thing that's left out is must make contact with your local airport manager. Most airport managers are a friendly lot (there are exceptions). Go out to the airport and sit down and have a conversation, let them know what your doing, give them the confidence that you're a safe operation and you're a licensed UAS operator and I doubt you'll have any problems with them. You can also apply for a 333 exemption, this can take some time as the fed's are up to their eyeballs with drone stuff. Regards;