Monday, December 21, 2015

Signed, Sealed & Registered

Attack of the drone

I was very pleased to see the FAA drone regulations did not include night flying on the list of banned practices.

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Some of the neater photos I've taken were of the town fair at night (both Amherst and Belchertown), or more recently the Merry Maple Christmas tree in town center.

Amherst  Town Fair 5/30/15
Belchertown Fair September 2015

It's actually a lot easier to keep your drone in "line of sight" at night because of the flashing lights against a black background.  

I was also most pleased the entire registration process took just under five minutes (online) and was FREE.

They did charge $5.00 to my credit card but that will be instantly rebated for all registrations done within the next 30 days.

Now all I have to do is to continue flying safely.

 Merry Maple


Anonymous said...

You are good at compliance. Just be clear that flying a drone is not a right....or those 5 minutes would have violated the 13th.

Jackie M'Vemba said...

I congratulate you on being one of the top owner/operators of a flying camera in all of the greater Amherst region. But seriously, great shots Larry. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

"Never fly over stadiums, sports events or groups of people."

...and here we see photos from above groups of people at a fair, and I'm sure you recall the many photos above groups of people in North Amherst and other student gatherings.

Larry Kelley said...

Actually I'm not directly over anyone in any of those shots.

I'm well to the front shooting at more of a horizontal angle than straight downward vertical.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said @ 11:57 AM

those photos were taken before the regulation was put into place. you really do suck at trolling.

-bill redder

Dr. Ed said...

I'm surprised they don't make you install a transponder.

Do you even have to put your license number on it, like N numbers on real aircraft?

Larry Kelley said...


And, like Santa, she is real.