Flying to Hong Kong, Bali and Vietnam

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  1. abeazzy2

    abeazzy2 Member

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    HI,

    Im flying with Singapore airlines to hong Kong this summer and then Asian airline and VietJet for a couple of the legs for a total of 8 total flights. I have a dedicated backpack along with the Lipo Battery protectors. The back pack is going on board with me as I will also have my laptop and important items.

    Has anyone flown to these countries and what recommendations would you have?

    What is the ethics in fly the drone over sacred or spiritual sites?

    Thanks in advance.

    PS- taking the Mavic Pro
     
  2. Grey Wolf

    Grey Wolf Well-Known Member

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    You should have no problem!
     
  3. rmyshkin

    rmyshkin New Member

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    Hi, how was the flying in hong kong? I'll be there this weekend too and I was wondering where I might practice.
     
  4. Grey Wolf

    Grey Wolf Well-Known Member

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    You will need lots of batteries if you are flying it from the States or Canada! Keep the duwnward sensors off while over the Pacific!
     
  5. Piranha

    Piranha Well-Known Member

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    Flying in Vietnam is totally prohibited so be carefull otherwise you can get some troubles with military and police
     
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    timesnaps Well-Known Member

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    Hong Kong is no problem, for both arriving with a Mavic and flying. I have two batteries hand luggage (fully charged with terminals open, but mostly packed well) and one on the mavic itself.

    Flying is a different thing. Regulations state no flying within 50m of people and property, which is a bit tricky considering the density of the place. I say, fly sensible, safe and always in line of sight. And b prepared to stop if asked.
     
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    Wow totally prohibited?? Bummer....
     
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    timesnaps Well-Known Member

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    Just arrived back in HK from Beijing. No problem with airport security in Beijing (unless you call nearly confiscating my Nikon SB-910 Power pack, because they couldn't think of opening it to read the batteries capacity, silly bunch there!)
     
  9. abeazzy2

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    Flying in Vietnam is totally prohibited? Oh No! Im hoping maybe more of the resort area's like Da Nang would be more lax.
     
  10. abeazzy2

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    Update..... I make it from SFO to Hong kong no problem with customs or TSA. currently in Bali and no problem here as well. The Mavic actually allowed me to make some new friends with some of the kids in the village as that was the first time many had seen a drone up close or in person. I person asked me to take an Ariel of his village and whatsapp it to him which I happily did. Love seeing the smiles it puts on so many.
     
  11. MordeGan

    MordeGan New Member

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    Hi,

    I plan to go to Java, Bali and Komodo island very soon and I am not sure that I can bring my Mavic with me (I am flying also with local airplane companies such as Garuda and Air Asia).

    Do you think it would be a problem ? First to get the Mavic in the plane and then to make him fly around ?

    Tks
     
  12. abeazzy2

    abeazzy2 Member

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    Hello,

    I had zero problem with Air Asia when flying from Hong Kong to Bali. I also had a connecting flight in Kuala Lumpur in which I had to go through customs again with zero issues.

    Have a great time....


     
  13. Jackie Leung

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    Welcome to grey sky raining Hong Kong.
    No Fly Zones are located in the Victoria Harbour (Tsim Sha Tsui to Central area), no drone is allowed in the main part of the harbour.
    However, you can fly at either end of it.

    If u need any more info, PM me. Enjoy flying at the peak! :p

     
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