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Imovetheearth
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My first time out to fly on one of the islands, and along the beach, in Florida with my P4 with much nervousness and success. There were local law enforcement on the beach and I asked first before even taking it out of my vehicle. As long as I had my FAA registration, I was good to go. Next time I will be less nervous and fly more area. The only issue I have is always being aware of low flying aircraft in the area..........and they are there! HAPPY FLYING!!
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Aeromirage
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Stay under 400' and you'll be fine.
They aren't as low as they look.
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Imovetheearth
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Aeromirage Posted at 2017-4-10 18:55
Stay under 400' and you'll be fine.
They aren't as low as they look.

Always under 400ft and believe me, some of those planes and helicopters are too. "Flying safe"
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fansb1fe1104
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Yes definately have to watch out for the planes, I took mine to a beach just outside of Myrtle Beach in SC. right when i was packing up to leave a plane flew by couldnt have been more than 200 ft
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DJI-Jamie
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I'm sure you'll continue to gain confidence while flying.
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Labroides
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Aeromirage Posted at 2017-4-10 18:55
Stay under 400' and you'll be fine.
They aren't as low as they look.

You would be wrong if you assume that planes are only going to be above 500 ft.
There are many situations where they can fly lower without breaking any rules.

Here are the relevant FAA rules for real planes
Note C & D particularly:

§ 91.119 Minimum safe altitudes: General.
Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft below the following altitudes:
(a) Anywhere. An altitude allowing, if a power unit fails, an emergency landing without undue hazard to persons or property on the surface.
(b) Over congested areas. Over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement, or over any open air assembly of persons, an altitude of 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal radius of 2,000 feet of the aircraft.
(c) Over other than congested areas. An altitude of 500 feet above the surface, except over open water or sparsely populated areas. In those cases, the aircraft may not be operated closer than 500 feet to any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure.
(d) Helicopters, powered parachutes, and weight-shift-control aircraft. If the operation is conducted without hazard to persons or property on the surface—
(1) A helicopter may be operated at less than the minimums prescribed in paragraph (b) or (c) of this section, provided each person operating the helicopter complies with any routes or altitudes specifically prescribed for helicopters by the FAA
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