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DeuceDriv3r
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Grabbed this as sunset appraoched with a Mavic Pro..
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Cool photo, but these are a danger to themselves and your drone.

They sometimes come at low level over a lake where I fly and as they have no transponders they do not appear in Flightradar24.
Only warning is the whine of the engines so then I get my Mavic Pro the hell out of there as do not want to be involved in a terrible accident.

Be very careful if they come into your airspace
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Boffin Posted at 12-6 15:22
Cool photo, but these are a danger to themselves and your drone.

They sometimes come at low level over a lake where I fly and as they have no transponders they do not appear in Flightradar24.

thanks .. but

1 coordinated & LOS

2 they don't climb fast at all

3 he was coming in for a landing and only going lower

4 the mavic can outmaneuver it

5 I had plenty of spacing to ensure I had room to maneuver


but you are correct ... we must be careful around others... and not create a hazard...

thanks for the comment
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The constant source of much issue where I live as well, Hang Gliders as well!
Great shot BY THE WAY!
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4WDaus Posted at 12-6 15:33
The constant source of much issue where I live as well, Hang Gliders as well!
Great shot BY THE WAY!

thanks.. appreciate you stopping in to say hi...
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DeuceDriv3r Posted at 12-6 15:34
thanks.. appreciate you stopping in to say hi...

No Problems! - The other aircraft I have issues with where I live is the military scraping along the beach as well as the tourist helicopters! But I still love the view we get to experience where we fly!
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4WDaus Posted at 12-6 15:42
No Problems! - The other aircraft I have issues with where I live is the military scraping along the beach as well as the tourist helicopters! But I still love the view we get to experience where we fly!

yeah.. I use to be one of those brush scrubbers.. 300ft at 400+kts in formation .. those were the days....

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DeuceDriv3r Posted at 12-6 15:44
yeah.. I use to be one of those brush scrubbers.. 300ft at 400+kts in formation .. those were the days....

It certainly looks and must so amazing to fly like that! - Any close calls in your time?
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4WDaus Posted at 12-6 15:58
It certainly looks and must so amazing to fly like that! - Any close calls in your time?

I had my share of inflight emergencies in my day.. none that I caused.. all mechanical..

been shot at several times..

craziest flying was night refueling on NVGs.. going up under a B-707 4 engine heavy or a KC-10 heavy .. getting within 10 ft and having a pole jammed into the aircraft pumping 6000lbs of fuel a minute.. that will get the blood pumping...
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DeuceDriv3r Posted at 12-6 16:01
I had my share of inflight emergencies in my day.. none that I caused.. all mechanical..

been shot at several times..

Sounds an amazing time. You know without risk there is not reward!
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Thats a cool shot there!
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Kevin Halle Posted at 12-6 16:11
Thats a cool shot there!

thanks kevin... appreciate it...
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DeuceDriv3r Posted at 12-6 16:13
thanks kevin... appreciate it...

Anytime
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Kevin Halle Posted at 12-6 16:11
Thats a cool shot there!

I was hoping for more cloud involvement that night.. but it was a date arranged in advanced so had to work with what mother nature gave me..

I wanted to take a couple just a bit later but he wanted his paraglider on the deck before the shadows made his landing zone sketchy.. don't blame him

I have flown a lot of crazy stuff but I would not strap into one of those...
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DeuceDriv3r Posted at 12-6 16:15
I was hoping for more cloud involvement that night.. but it was a date arranged in advanced so had to work with what mother nature gave me..

I wanted to take a couple just a bit later but he wanted his paraglider on the deck before the shadows made his landing zone sketchy.. don't blame him

Did you see the tandem on the news last week where the one guy forgot to attach his harness?
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Kevin Halle Posted at 12-6 16:17
Did you see the tandem on the news last week where the one guy forgot to attach his harness?

yep..  can only image what was running though each of their heads during that goat rope ....
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Kevin Halle Posted at 12-6 16:17
Did you see the tandem on the news last week where the one guy forgot to attach his harness?

https://twistedsifter.com/videos ... s-on-for-dear-life/
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DeuceDriv3r Posted at 12-6 16:18
yep..  can only image what was running though each of their heads during that goat rope ....

I was thinking the same thing!
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DeuceDriv3r Posted at 12-6 15:44
yeah.. I use to be one of those brush scrubbers.. 300ft at 400+kts in formation .. those were the days....

I did my share of low flying too.
Hanging on to an M60 in the door of a Chinook flying along dirt roadways below the level of the tree tops sure gets the blood up. (Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia)
Yep, those were the days
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Great shot, I'm delighted there are no of those anywhere near me, just a local clown with his own helicopter, banned from driving a car as he's as mad as a box of frogs but hey they let him fly. Money talks.
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Great shots.
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M2Wair Posted at 12-6 17:15
Great shot, I'm delighted there are no of those anywhere near me, just a local clown with his own helicopter, banned from driving a car as he's as mad as a box of frogs but hey they let him fly. Money talks.

Mad as a box of frogs .

That's a good one
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Boffin Posted at 12-6 17:06
I did my share of low flying too.
Hanging on to an M60 in the door of a Chinook flying along dirt roadways below the level of the tree tops sure gets the blood up. (Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia)
Yep, those were the days

Sweet.  Rapped out of a chinook a couple times as a cadet now that was some decades ago!
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Boffin Posted at 12-6 17:06
I did my share of low flying too.
Hanging on to an M60 in the door of a Chinook flying along dirt roadways below the level of the tree tops sure gets the blood up. (Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia)
Yep, those were the days

Sweet.  Ropped out of a chinook a couple times as a cadet now that was some decades ago!
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DeuceDriv3r Posted at 12-6 19:13
Sweet.  Ropped out of a chinook a couple times as a cadet now that was some decades ago!

I have to remember to take off my dogtags for a compass calibration.
I still wear them  
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Boffin Posted at 12-6 19:22
I have to remember to take off my dogtags for a compass calibration.
I still wear them

Habits die hard
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When a friend asked me why I still wear my dogtags I told her that after over 20 years service for the taxpayers I got used to it and if I wreck my car then the medics know my name, my blood group and my religion
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Excellent shot my friend - well done!
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Here is what flies up over my local lake with no warning, taken from my verandah! So it's time to land the B1rd as not safe to mix the airspace with people onboard!
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Nice capture.
I personally would stay away from them even further.  
Those that fly around here have the habit of changing direction very often.
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Very nice picture. Thanks for sharing
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Very nice picture. Thanks for sharing
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Sky Carrier Posted at 12-9 11:51
Very nice picture. Thanks for sharing

thanks x2 sky carrier ... appreciate it...
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Lovely shot well done
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Mavic_Jay Posted at 12-10 15:18
Lovely shot well done

thanks Jay
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