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397 1 2017-4-18 19:08:12
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Blackwood
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Late this afternoon I got a call from my daughter saying someone needs to talk to you.  Next thing I know I'm talking to one of 2 deputies that showed up at my house while I was at work. He explains to me that they received a complaint about someone flying a drone over private property. This is a small town and most people know that I fly so they came looking for me. He told me when and where, and I told him that it probably was me because that's when I did a test flight after the firmware update. He informed me that the guy was very upset and that it was considered criminal trespassing. I told him that I am Part 107 certified and was flying in Class G airspace over my best friend's yard. I also said that I was at 400ft not the 20-40ft they consider trespassing.  Thanks to the Flight Record, I was able to prove that I was telling the truth. The deputy apologized for the inconvenience. I told him not to worry about it because I've known the person who called in the complaint most of my life. He just didn't know it was me flying. I told the deputy that I'd give the guy  a call and let him know.  When I did, once he found out it was me, he told me I could fly over his property any time I want.

So in the end, I didn't need the record, but it sure was great to have it there to back up my story.
2017-4-18 19:08:12
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Glad to hear it worked out. People have not yet become well educated on the drones and have the idea that they are being spied upon when one flies over. I very seldom fly over any houses since I have plenty of open spaces around me, but if I do I keep my altitude around the max, 400ft.
2017-4-19 01:42:55
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