Drones Gauteng Highcourt

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone and also referred to as an unpiloted aerial vehicle and a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.

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Drones Gauteng Highcourt

Unread post by torrie » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:51 am

Who operates the drones as reported in the media over the courthouse during the Oscar case?
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Unread post by pilotC » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:55 am

Any reason why you ask?
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Unread post by virg » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:37 pm

I imagine linked to some of the footage shown as background on programmes like Carte Blanche last night ... some really good low level and stable shooting ... but I don't know the operator.
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Unread post by torrie » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:53 pm

Yes, because I do not know.
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Unread post by Expilot » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:32 pm

torrie wrote:Yes, because I do not know.
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Unread post by pilotC » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:31 pm

Oh so cryptic.
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Unread post by torrie » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:58 pm

Paranoia is not one of my attributes. I have a inquisitive mind, who operates the drone; metro police, SAPS, ATC, ACSA, ? And what is the applicable CAA legislation? How high do they fly as its below the Jhb Tma, how does that influence general aviation..etc.are they allowed to stream live footage, to whom? (What does ICASA has to say about it) the list goes on...
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Unread post by Superfueler » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:26 pm

Private operator or media most likely. Less likely surveillence by SAPS/military via the DENEL program.
Applicable CAA legislation - they are busy writing it.!!
They can legally fly up to 500ft but the Model aircraft association will digress... and we can say a drone is not a model ac when used commerially. We must redefine "drone, UAV, UAS " from hobbyists craft .like RC helis etc.
Live footage can be streamed via Android on POV
Everything should be taken with a pinch of salt. I have expressed opionions which may be full o tripe.
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Unread post by Pete » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:47 am

When electronic calculators came on to the scene in the early seventies our school teachers would not allow us to use them as they were gimmicks threatening the exact log tables and slide rules... as were the folk condemning the motorcar in favour of the horse drawn carriage at the turn of the previous century.. :shock:

Once the hype with these amazing quadcopter / drone, unmanned aircraft is over and absorbed in to the system I am sure they will become just part of our daily lives..

We live in a world of exponential technology development, and for some of us crusty old goats it's intimidating.. but to the next generation it is just the norm. :)
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Unread post by Fat Frank » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:01 am

Drones that have that capability are available on the net for under R20k. It could be anyone.
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Unread post by farmpilot » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:08 pm

But at the moment the commercial use of UAS's is not legal in SA - if it falls out of the sky and hurts someone there will be no insurance. Plus they are taking work away from legal operators.
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Unread post by Christo » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:44 pm

farmpilot wrote:But at the moment the commercial use of UAS's is not legal in SA - if it falls out of the sky and hurts someone there will be no insurance. Plus they are taking work away from legal operators.
Here we go........... :? :? :? :? :? :? :?

If CAA is still writing the paperwork, how can they be illegal and don't say SAAMA cause that will be very very funny
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Unread post by heisan » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:42 pm

Christo wrote:
farmpilot wrote:But at the moment the commercial use of UAS's is not legal in SA - if it falls out of the sky and hurts someone there will be no insurance. Plus they are taking work away from legal operators.
Here we go........... :? :? :? :? :? :? :?

If CAA is still writing the paperwork, how can they be illegal and don't say SAAMA cause that will be very very funny
It is illegal, because it is against the law... What could be more difficult than that.

If you want to do it legally, you can register the UAS as NTCA and run it under a Part 96 operation.
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Unread post by Snitch » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:46 pm

heisan wrote:
It is illegal, because it is against the law... What could be more difficult than that.
Where is that written ? Which regulation ?


Not fighting you, just want to know since I see countless new commercial operators springing up daily for photography to video for anything from weddings to house planning to magazines ect ect
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Unread post by heisan » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:51 pm

Snitch wrote:
heisan wrote:
It is illegal, because it is against the law... What could be more difficult than that.
Where is that written ? Which regulation ?


Not fighting you, just want to know since I see countless new commercial operators springing up daily for photography to video for anything from weddings to house planning to magazines ect ect
CAR 2012 - start by reading the definitions of what a model aircraft is. The moment it is used for commercial purposes, it is no longer a model aircraft.
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