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  1. REAL Drone Close Encounters - This video demonstrates how difficult it is for both Pilots and drone operators to see each other when operating in the same airspace. This is a well planned and thoroughly briefed exercise that was 3 months in the making. Main takeaways for drone operators are: stay below 400ftAGL and keep a sharp ear out for nearby aircraft. Radio watch is also worthwhile, even when not around airports. Check out the video.Close Encounters Also, if you're seeing this from Transport Canada, The real pilots here are qualified for formation flying. Flight Safety and Mission P
  2. Yea I try and put that checklist just BEFORE . . "Watch this!" . . in any flight demonstrations . . . . still, all those drone "fail videos" are well worth watching.
  3. That is totally insane! . . and creative for sure. . . but not very smart flying near balloon. Anyone who has even WATCHED drone video crashes would know better than to go anywhere near balloons. . . . unless you have lots of $$$ you don't need! . . it's on my immediate actions checklist . . . [ ] see balloon [ ] fly other direction. Thanks for sharing
  4. Coming from an flying background I always use a checklist . . and then update it as soon as I find a hole. Saves a lot of heart ache so you don't get too casual and overlook something that can kill you in a real aircraft. UAVs/Drones are a lot less risky but still have the potential for real harm if not loss of $$. Just as important is "Immediate Actions (IA)" . . and practicing doing IAs for when things go wrong. Most accidents are avoided when you react quickly and knowingly in a tight spot or an unexpected event. I've watched a bunch of YouTube drone CRASH compilations in the last 2 w