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sar104

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I'm not so sure about that Sar. The blue area is much larger than the actual TFR or has been in my experience. I have Foreflight that shows the actual TFR and naturally I haven't actually ever dared to get really close to it because of all the warnings I get even though I'm flying with authorization which allowed me to take off. I think in the case of a fire TFR DJI makes the blue area so large because the TFR is probably going to move or expand. It has been my belief that if I accidently entered the the actual TFR my drone would land. ....I'm not about to try and find out 😇
We have many TFRs pop up around here.,, Presidential, Forest Fires, Celebrity Helicopter crashes and ignorance is not an option with the Friendly FAA.
I am sure about it, and I was describing how it works. I fly DJI aircraft regularly in TFRs. For all the ones that I've worked in the Geo zone coincided with the TFR, but then I generally create circular TFRs for simplicity.

But they can be any shape, and for non-circular TFRs I would expect DJI to implement a circular authorization zone that covered the entire TFR.
 
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People don’t own TFRs. They’re put in place by the FAA.
They are put in place by the FAA at the request of another agency, with a POC, typically from that agency, listed in the NOTAM as in control of the TFR and authorized to clear traffic into it. By owner I was referring to the requesting agency and/or the POC.
 
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NorCal has fires going on - A couple of yutzes put up their drones at one.

Drones near a Wild-Fire

People need to get it right.
Two drones, close to wild fires, spotted, but not tracked. Why not tracked? As the incident commander, I would have assigned men to track the drones, monitor and radio the drone positions to the helitack crews if the drones posed any risk to the operation. We don't ground helitack just because a couple drones are spotted as the news suggests. It depends strickly on their location and the flight paths used by our aircraft. The news is just using fear as a means to their own ends. Take the article for what it is. Getting that fire controlled is significantly more important. untitled-07.jpg
 

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Two drones, close to wild fires, spotted, but not tracked. Why not tracked? As the incident commander, I would have assigned men to track the drones, monitor and radio the drone positions to the helitack crews if the drones posed any risk to the operation. We don't ground helitack just because a couple drones are spotted as the news suggests. It depends strickly on their location and the flight paths used by our aircraft. The news is just using fear as a means to their own ends. Take the article for what it is. Getting that fire controlled is significantly more important. View attachment 132260
The news report was quoting what the Sheriff announced at one of the official briefings. Are you recommending that they should have censored out that statement? And while you may choose not to ground aircraft due to unauthorized drones, many agencies do, so it was quite likely accurate.
 
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The news report was quoting what the Sheriff announced at one of the official briefings. Are you recommending that they should have censored out that statement? And while you may choose not to ground aircraft due to unauthorized drones, many agencies do, so it was quite likely accurate.
No and no.
 

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No and no.
I only asked one question - did you write "no" twice just for emphasis? And since that presumably means "no - you don't think that the news report should have omitted the Sheriff's statement", how is that consistent with your original assertion that it was simply the "news" using fear as a means to their own ends (whatever you imagine those ends to be)?
 
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.....did you write "no" twice just for emphasis?
No.

"The news report was quoting what the Sheriff announced at one of the official briefings. Are you recommending that they should have censored out that statement?" No.

"And while you may choose not to ground aircraft due to unauthorized drones, many agencies do, so it was quite likely accurate." And no. = disagree
And since that presumably means "no - you don't think that the news report should have omitted the Sheriff's statement", how is that consistent with your original assertion that it was simply the "news" using fear as a means to their own ends -----Irrelevant to thread (parenthetical phrase also irrelevant)?
If I don't give you a satisfactory answer, I suspect this line of questioning will continue. It seems this thread is already losing the O.P.s original intent. I'm Out.
 

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No.

"The news report was quoting what the Sheriff announced at one of the official briefings. Are you recommending that they should have censored out that statement?" No.
So you agree that the news report accurately reflected the official statement.
"And while you may choose not to ground aircraft due to unauthorized drones, many agencies do, so it was quite likely accurate." And no. = disagree
Are you actually asserting that it is uncommon for firefighting aircraft to be grounded due to unauthorized drone activity? Despite the numerous official reports of exactly that happening over the last few years? Looks like a case of "alternative facts" here.
If I don't give you a satisfactory answer, I suspect this line of questioning will continue. It seems this thread is already losing the O.P.s original intent. I'm Out.
Yes, that's the problem with discussion forums. If you sign up and start posting nonsense then people will tend to call you on it. If you are looking for a venue to post monologues then I suggest starting a blog.
 
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