Kentucky Drone Flyers, Outings & Clubs

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  1. Deckyon

    Deckyon Well-Known Member

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    OK, so I might as well start up a thread for those of us in and near KY.

    Quick Intro: I live in Louisville, KY, and am looking for others who are flying drones (doesn't have to be the Mavic) around my area. I ride motorcycles and travel a lot on them, which is why I got the Mavic. We can even include Southern Indiana as well - they're close enough.

    Please list your name/info and if you know of any clubs or organizations who meet up and fly regularly or whatever. I am just trying to get some more localized dialog started up.
     
  2. telvis

    telvis Active Member

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    Im in the Lexington area. Not part of any club but I am here :)
     
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    Deckyon Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully we will get a few more in the area to show up here.

    In reality, I am just trying to keep busy waiting on the drone to show up.
     
  4. kykayak

    kykayak Well-Known Member

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    I live in Paris near Lexington, KY as well and when I get my Mavic we should all go to Chimney Rock at Red River gorge. Half mile paved trail to awesome overlook!


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    I'm currently living in Florence, in the process of relocating to Morehead. Still waiting for my Mavic to arrive (pre-ordered two). Would definitely be up for a RRG trip with fellow pilots!
     
  6. Deckyon

    Deckyon Well-Known Member

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    For anyone near Louisville, I am heading out today around 2PM (short notice, I know) to the U0fL Shelby Campus (Hurstbourne & Shelbyville road).
     
  7. telvis

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    I game for going out for a group fly when it warms up... Really cold right now. I'm bald of me and cold weather are not friends.
     
  8. Toomuchmavic

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    I'm from Columbus Indiana
     
  9. Stephen417

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    I'm in Georgetown. I'm new as well. this site is the only one that I've joined.
     
  10. int3grate

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    Also from Georgetown.
     
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    St Matthews, Louisville, any suggestions were to fly.
     
  12. dekip

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    As a guy has been to the Red River Gorge fourty plus times in all seasons (Many moons ago) I have been salivating at the possibility of flying at the Gorge around some arches in particular. As I understand it is a National Forrest. Does anyone know for sure if it is OK to fly there?
     
  13. int3grate

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    I've wondered about that too. From the research I've done it looks like it is *ok* to fly in a national forest area, is long as there isn't a recreation fee, and you don't fly over a protected wildlife or primitive area or around birds or wildlife (see https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3844690.pdf). So there should be some areas in the gorge you can fly in.
     
  14. dekip

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    That is what I am reading/seeing too. Your link looks like a good piece of info to print and have with you when in such places. I found this web site which identifies these areas ... I think? Are these the same as you read/understand? If not we need to identify an accurate map of similar functionality to assist in figuring out where we can fly legit (with no waivers) Wilderness.net - U.S. National Wilderness Preservation System Map
     
  15. jwjonesjr

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    From Lexington here! I have flown in Red River Gorge a couple of times. I actually emailed the Daniel Boone National Forest when I first moved here from Florida a year or so ago about flying in Natural Bridge and The Gorge, and was basically told that as Long as I fly within FAA guidelines it was ok. Except, if I was filming for commercial use I would need a permit from the Rangers Station. Not sure if every ranger/officer will think the same way if confronted.
     
  16. hookalakupua

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    Hey guys. New pilot here with the Mavic Pro arriving on Wednesday. Definitely looking for some guidance here in the Lexington area as would love to learn from some of you more experienced flyers. Thanks!
     
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    Welcome! You are going to love your Mavic Pro. I'm in the Lexington area as well. Happy to help any way that I can.
     
  18. hookalakupua

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    Thanks JW as really appreciate that! It should arrive late this week or early next. Can I send you my contact info? New to the forum so not share of rules.
    P.S. I'll trade you some basketball tickets next season for some lessons! :)
     
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