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  1. aerialnorthwest

    Business Risk Management and VLOS Distances

    Happy Mother's Day! How far away can we really safely see our drone in flight? Considering the airframes of DJI's Mavic 3 or Air2S, I feel like 800 feet (245 meters) is about the safe visual max - with or without VOs. I wonder if regulators may wind up imposing distance limits based on the size...
  2. T

    Help Me Graduate

    Certification of Aircraft and Pilots for Beyond Visual Line of Sight Flying Attention all part 107 holders, it would help me out greatly if you complete this survey. Please send it to friends and other part 107 holders that you know via the link provided. This survey is for my graduate research...
  3. Squidinc

    Air 2 VLOS Poll


    Im Going BEYOND VLOS to test my Drone !! Creativity was needed

    Its Simple :! No matter what car, boat , bike your purchase at some point you want to test its abilities and the Purchase Of a New Drone is no Exception. I use to run VLOS under the FALSE rules that I could use Spotters and I found out the hard way , that this idea of using Spotters is not...
  5. Yaros

    VLOS rule makes flights boring - do you follow it?

    Hello, I have been flying drones for 1 year now and with my first drone VLOS wasn't a problem, the drone itself was big, bigger than a phantom 4 pro, and the range was limited (about 1 km max at 120 m / 400 ft) and you could see it from very far away. 6 months ago I got myself a mavic air 2...
  6. Promavicpilot15390

    do delivery drones fly Vlos?

    do delivery drones fly Vlos?
  7. Yaros

    Loss of signal very close! (50m distance VLOS) For a couple of seconds...

    The first time this happens to me. I took off to about 50 meters above me. Started adjusting some settings and then it disconnected, the drone started landing slowly. After like 5 seconds it reconnected back and stopped going down. I thought that's probably because it's straight above me. I was...
  8. cgmaxed

    Flying your drone 1 to 2 miles away during the day ! : The Trick

    Using a 3000 lumen rated spot light (1500 lumen constant output), in my case the FENIX G35, 5oz, cost 70 U.S dollars. Feel free to buy other lights, this is no ad for fenix. You can achieve VLOS at distances up to 1 mile in total sunlight and 2 miles on overcast days. The experiment was...
  9. M

    How do I aerial survey woodland?

    With rules changing in the UK around commercial work later this year, I've a couple of contacts who are landowners asking about doing some straightforward mapping of their land (mainly to get a record of bracken coverage and the like) One of the areas is flat woodland with no hills or...
  10. maxapeters

    FPV - Visual Line of Sight

    I’m not an FPV pilot, never flown one, but I was curious about how when flying an FPV drone, you maintain visual line of sight. I’ve seen plenty of people flying FPV’s for commercial use. How do they comply with Part 107’s VLOS requirements if you’re wearing goggles? Even if you weren’t wearing...
  11. Imagineimagery

    Do you fly within VLOS?

    Let the truth be told, anonymously of course.
  12. S

    Visual Line of Sight?

    Ok, I'm in Canada. Some crazy absurd laws regarding drones, but I wont rant about that. How do you define visual line of sight? Our regulations used to state that it was the distance in which you could clearly see your vehicle (for some people it was less than 100m, others maybe 400m). In that...
  13. Cookedinlh

    VLOS Compare M2E Strobe vs P4P Strobon vs M3E Searchlight

    Here is why VLOS (Visual Line of Sight) is a "no brainer" when you have the new Mavic 2 Enterprise with the spotlight. You will have to go full screen to see. This is only HD (1920x1080) but the differences are obvious. Sorry I should have done this on a tripod . . this was hand held . . but it...
  14. 787steve

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water.

    Went out on a whale watching cruise this afternoon. I did not take my Mavic, but I did bring it to Maui with hopes of getting some good shots from the shore. I figured over the water, down low, no traffic worries. But while in the Maui straights, we saw an Air Force C-17, cruising along at no...
  15. AlanTheBeast

    Why Beyond VLOS (BVLOS) will not be coming soon

    Good article in AW&ST. Industry, Regulators Edge Closer To Beyond Line Of Sight UAS You need to join to be able to read it (this article is free, not all are). Two key things: 1) "“The rule that rules all is that pilots have to maintain vigilance to see and avoid other aircraft. By...
  16. Cookedinlh

    Why BVLOS is Over-Rated

    I've written about and flown well beyond my own line of sight and published some "BVLOS Best Practices" but . . I'm coming to the realization that NOT allowing BVLOS is really . . in a very practical sense . . is a "feel good exercise" for regulators and law makers. There is little Flight...
  17. Cookedinlh

    When Does Mavic Disappear

    I'm seeing lots of RANGE test videos and ALTITUDE records for Phantom and Mavic . . what I want to know is how . . . cause I don't actually have mine yet . . .(yea I'm jealous) . . How far can you see a Mavic Pro under optimal conditions.? I loose sight of my Phantom 4 at about 1300ft if I...
  18. Cookedinlh

    How Lethal is Mavic

    Transport Canada will not allow flights BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) commercial or otherwise. . . . even with a standing or Blanket SFOC. I spoke to them yesterday regarding a special case whereby as long as it was under GPS control and within the boundaries of the field you are working...