JPehowich

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  1. Hello Everyone While taking some onboard training for a drone service company i was given a set of video examples showing what they want when shooting video of commercial real estate. The videos clearly show the drone flying over busy roads and over other areas obscured from the remote pilots view where people could be standing or walking i.e. other buildings in the complex. I emailed the company and told them the video they are showing clearly violates several regulations tobwhich i was told its up to pilots to decide if a mission is safe and accept it if they want. Well i dont think thats an acceptable answer. I need to decide how badly i need the job for which they dont care if i break the rules? This is not the only company to show videos as training or examples on their websites for clients that are against the rules as i learned them. Did i miss a change in the rules for part 107 flying? It could me my ignorance on some rule changes but if the rules have not changed and an accident happens these companies are opening themselves to huge lawsuits. I know its really hard to almost impossible to follow the rules and perform a job for what a client wants. Are other people running into this?
  2. Thanks Dusty. Your answer makes sense. That is what I thought but I wanted to make sure from people who deal with this type of environment.
  3. Hi Everyone Question about flying up the side of a mountain and from mountain top. To stay within the 400 ft AGL rule when flying up a large slope or from the top of a mountain how is "AGL" determined, other than the obvious. If I fly up the mountain the vertical distance can be larger than 400ft, but I can be close to the slope. If I am at the top of a mountain and fly off the top and be well above 400ft. Is the 400 ft AGL absolute vertical or should it be interpreted like a tower, stay within 400 ft horizontal and below 400ft from top. Thanks