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Telford Wrekin - is it okay?

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anyone familiar with the Wrekin in Telford , Shropshire. Is it safe to fly in this area? More specifically , would the telecommunications mast on top of it cause any likely interference to my mavic air.?

Here is tech info about the mast

The Wrekin transmitting station - Wikipedia
 

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Get the NATS Drone Assist app. It’s an official thing but surprisingly helpful - and shows the timings of a military flypast in that area this weekend :)
 

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Get the NATS Drone Assist app. It’s an official thing but surprisingly helpful - and shows the timings of a military flypast in that area this weekend :)
Thanks. Its generally listed as place fine to fly at on DroneAssiist (in terms of NFZ) But outisde of general no fly times, is there beiing a massive radio/TV mast on the hill going to cause nay probs with functionality of Mavic Air?
 

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Thanks. Its generally listed as place fine to fly at on DroneAssiist (in terms of NFZ) But outisde of general no fly times, is there beiing a massive radio/TV mast on the hill going to cause nay probs with functionality of Mavic Air?
No I wouldn’t have thought so
 
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Thanks. Its generally listed as place fine to fly at on DroneAssiist (in terms of NFZ) But outisde of general no fly times, is there beiing a massive radio/TV mast on the hill going to cause nay probs with functionality of Mavic Air?
Hi Mr Banks, I don’t know if you ever got to fly up the Wrekin but I took my phantom 4 pro up there was fine flying around the wenlock end. But when I took it close to the tower I lost gps, the craft went into atti mode then went back to gps when I moved away. Hope this helps or if you did try yourself did you have any problem?
 

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Hi Mr Banks, I don’t know if you ever got to fly up the Wrekin but I took my phantom 4 pro up there was fine flying around the wenlock end. But when I took it close to the tower I lost gps, the craft went into atti mode then went back to gps when I moved away. Hope this helps or if you did try yourself did you have any problem?
Interesting- and no I never did in the end, as was just worried that the tower would affect signal somehow, or worse, I'd crash into it
 

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Just don't fly too close to it.
Im far more nervous of microwave masts than TV. Getting in the beampath of those even a long way away can cause issues.
 
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