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How to get fined US$20,000 in Taiwan for illegal flights.
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blackcrusader
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I know some people think that there are no rules in Taiwan for drone flying. However there are.

Fines range from US$10,000 for each offense up to US$150,000.  That's why I would never fly my drone illegaly lol.

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3253355


https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3173312
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Capt Whitefoot
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Notice how fines for Americans are always higher?  Its like they literally do believe we are all made out of money.  Even in the U.S. the fines aren't that steep.  That's what I refer to as "the American DISCOUNT" for foreigners.
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Capt Whitefoot Posted at 2017-9-14 20:02
Notice how fines for Americans are always higher?  Its like they literally do believe we are all made out of money.  Even in the U.S. the fines aren't that steep.  That's what I refer to as "the American DISCOUNT" for foreigners.

Yeah considering these days, I can just see it now how it would go over if we started fining foreigners at a different rate than citizens...good grief Katy bar the door!  
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blackcrusader
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Capt Whitefoot Posted at 2017-9-14 20:02
Notice how fines for Americans are always higher?  Its like they literally do believe we are all made out of money.  Even in the U.S. the fines aren't that steep.  That's what I refer to as "the American DISCOUNT" for foreigners.

The fine is for a Taiwanese guy in Taiwan. Cannot see how you relate this to being for an American?
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blackcrusader Posted at 2017-9-14 22:36
The fine is for a Taiwanese guy in Taiwan. Cannot see how you relate this to being for an American?

Me neither.
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blackcrusader Posted at 2017-9-14 22:36
The fine is for a Taiwanese guy in Taiwan. Cannot see how you relate this to being for an American?

The reference was to using the Dollar currency, not Taiwanese... oh wait... I'm thinking of Macau Pataca.  Never mind.
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blackcrusader Posted at 2017-9-14 22:36
The fine is for a Taiwanese guy in Taiwan. Cannot see how you relate this to being for an American?

I forgot Taiwan uses the $$ in Taiwan too.  I should know this, I'll be flying there in December.
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oh well I guess if blackcrusader gets done we can always have a quick whip round to bail him out. mind you we could leave him to make new friends and have ourselves a party with the loot.
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blackcrusader
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sky wombat Posted at 2017-9-15 02:46
oh well I guess if blackcrusader gets done we can always have a quick whip round to bail him out. mind you we could leave him to make new friends and have ourselves a party with the loot.

They will never find my drone flying up around 3000m plus as I know all the hidden landing spots lol So nice I can fly an an area far away from cities and airports and where passenger aircraft are forbidden from flying.  So yes I fly in controlled airspace, where no planes are allowed. No height restrictions or other such nonsense to deal with. Yushan is just above where I live. South east on the map.



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blackcrusader
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Capt Whitefoot Posted at 2017-9-15 02:37
I forgot Taiwan uses the $$ in Taiwan too.  I should know this, I'll be flying there in December.

You might find this app handy.  

https://www.flyerlee.com/rcrmap_eng.php
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ALABAMA
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Looks like their pretty tough on flying drones there.
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blackcrusader Posted at 2017-9-15 04:51
You might find this app handy.  

https://www.flyerlee.com/rcrmap_eng.php

Thanks, but I won't be flying in Taiwan.  I'm just passing through to the Philippines.
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ALABAMA Posted at 2017-9-15 05:37
Looks like their pretty tough on flying drones there.

The minimum fine is US$10,000 the max US$150,000.   I do get to lol at the drone police who come onto FB forums and threads telling me about some 400 foot rule or some VLOS rule or some no cloud flying rule.  

Yes we have rules.  I do not plan on breaking any.   I just avoid flying in restricted areas.  Simple really.
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