It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.I was there a few weeks ago via a Mediterranean cruise, and an oriental guy broke out his MP right on the Acropolis itself, among hundreds if not thousands of people. In fact I think he must have done a hand take off, because it was too crowded for a normal take off. The MP had just taken off and was about 10 feet in the air, when 3 tour guides with walkie talkies confronted him and told him to bring it down. He hand caught it and in broken in broken English asked if he had to delete the pictures. They told him no and he was allowed to take the MP and put it away. I think he got lucky because it was only licensed tour guides and not security or police. To this day I cannot figure out if he was really dumb or just playing really dumb.
Well, i flew when the Acropolis was closed and no security guards around. And indeed i flew from a hill opposite the Acropolis (Areopagus). I saw at least two more drones flying around. I was careful at least not to fly over the Parthenon.I was there in July with my grandson. Truly amazing. It depends on the guards. One called our attention because he picked up a small rock in side the rope. I think the reason he got away flying is because he's flying it from the hill across from the Acropolis. Easy to fly it from there because there is only one guard on the opposite side not facing the Acropolis. Good job.
Theres no problem until there's a problem. Read all the "oops my Mavic just got away" posts and try to imagine the consequences if a story like one of those played out at the Acropolis with thousands of people on the ground. He probably could have gotten equally impressive video without flying directy over crowds. I think thats an important factor in the making of a good pilot.Oh not another pointless Fun Police doom and gloom statement.
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