Are DRONES DANGEROUS To PLANES & Airports? – by @DutchPilotGirl

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In today’s video I explain some regulations regarding the use of drones and my point of view about the use of drones in the vicinity of an airport. I hope to create some awareness amongst (future) drone pilots and to provide some insight. I am also discussing the new EASA drone rules and the registration requirement in the European Union.

Are drones dangerous to aircrafts? What happens when drones fly dangerously close to airplanes and airports? How should you travel with a drone? How do pilots feel about drones? This and much more is discussed in the video.


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  1. Pablo Sanz on November 21, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    that akcent 💓

  2. Ondřej Kozák on November 21, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    If the drone will be equipped with some GPS module, than some programming of "invisible walls" aka "no flight zones" which will automatically update according the actual region will help. Of course it will be very difficult to implement it legally and technically. Anyway I think we are going to era when there will be fully automated ground or air drones…

  3. hrishav he on November 21, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Show your ass to get views YouTube 2020 🤦‍♂️

  4. GLOBAL FLIGHT GEEKS on November 21, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    At which location was the video shot? Beautiful

  5. Pochade Box Painting on November 21, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    I don’t think I’ll ever visit anywhere as gorgeous as that in my life. What an amazing location. You deserve a holiday DPG

  6. Don Catalano on November 21, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Good video. Couldn’t agree more as a pilot and commercial drone operator. It’s only a matter of time before there is a collision between a drone and a plane.

  7. ElvinkGeorge on November 21, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Poli sanam myr !

  8. Mekhl on November 21, 2020 at 9:13 pm


  9. Romulo Adriano on November 21, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Video introduction was in Bohol Philippines. Great, you see our humble place.

  10. Erwin Oberkofler on November 21, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Are you still flying?

  11. Jayzel Florendo on November 21, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    First reaction on your vid: whoa, that’s Bohol, PH. 😳

  12. Jim Mork on November 21, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    I think drones might have been used to keep that brown bear off the runway in Alaska.

  13. Danny Ha on November 21, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    my guess is that you fly for Ryanair right?

  14. Gerald Thompson on November 21, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    I’ve been flying radio control for about 50 years…back when the pure cost was the major limiting factor. Now with all the cheap ready to fly models and drones and the rules in the US I am only working on large scale aircraft and rarely fly. The new rules and especially the idiots breaking them will kill this wonderful hobby. During the public comment period for the new regulations I asked for a seperate class for fixed wing R/C.

  15. Septa_Blue 123 on November 21, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    These pictures are found in the philippines

  16. Luke00 on November 21, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Greetings fr the philipines

  17. Paul van Druten on November 21, 2020 at 9:24 pm
  18. Luis Soto on November 21, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Click bait. From pilot girl?

  19. FlyHighGuy on November 21, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    I’ve got the Mavic 2 Pro I fly mostly in Switzerland. Recently went to Costa Rica and Ireland where laws were pretty lax (not LA USA LOL) See my post under your pinned post here… thank you 🙏

  20. JB Brent D. Calubaquib on November 21, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Those Chocolate hills….
    seems familiar

  21. hube235 on November 21, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Dang, is that you in the intro and outro? she thicc, definitely in a good way.

    Thanks for the informative video and thoughts about drones, as well as all your other great videos about aviation and becoming a pilot.

  22. S lam on November 21, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    I often enjoy drone footage shot by a Light Sport Aviation pilot who flies a Kitfox bush plane for fun and flies drones professionally for his income. Trent Palmer has assembled some incredible footage from his Kitfox plus the very model drone you have there. He always stresses safety encouraging people to follow the rules and be responsible. Unfortunately as video viewers we are prompted to think "I can do that" which is dangerous and stupid. Let’s have our fun in a non threatening, responsible manner. Be smart as you are.

  23. Sunny Pal on November 21, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    U know how to lure the subscribers…

  24. Diego García on November 21, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    I love aviation, and having rules to fly my drone lets me feel nearer to the aviation industry. I love those rules, pre-flight inspection, and its inspection after flight, check METAR before flying haha! (Obviously use the nearest airport’s).

  25. Ghost Za on November 21, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Daaammmnnn dat thumbnail got me hard af do

  26. RÉGIS T. on November 21, 2020 at 9:35 pm


  27. b0rnt0 s33th3world on November 21, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    first seconds of the vid: that bohol?

  28. Klaas Adema on November 21, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    hey you.. ik heb net een mavic mini besteld heb jij daar ervaringen mee? ik heb gelezen dat de regelgeving met deze drone zonder papieren kan vliegen omdat ie onder de 250 gram is.

  29. Peter Brandy on November 21, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Thats she in the videoclip? She is so talented with edits. I adore her

  30. Leon Xu on November 21, 2020 at 9:40 pm
  31. Elmoy on November 21, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Philippines ❤

  32. Pavel Peřina on November 21, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    I’m not sure if law will be united across Europe. For example Austria (as far I know) basically prohibits recording video footage due to privacy reasons even in deserted mountain areas and their registration fees are currently set to something completely crazy as 300EUR/year just to fly it. It makes no sense to have a drone here … except one that can fly inside your living room.
    As far I know video recording is illegal for drones and dash cams, i’m not sure how they deal with digital cameras and phones.

  33. Mike Hoolihan on November 21, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    What are your favorite islands to vacation to?

  34. fa300zxtt on November 21, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat clip. Thank you.

  35. Marcel Calvelage on November 21, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    i fly a 4 " toothpick that’s sub 250 gram, that’s considered a toy by law ….

  36. Mark Pfeifer on November 21, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    You should try flying an FPV racing drone. WAY more exciting than flying a Mavic. Being a pilot, you’d probably catch on quickly.

  37. UHD Photo on November 21, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    I do own 2 drones: M2 Enterprise dual and a Mavic Pro Platinum. I’m from Canada and does have Certification for advanced operations and the evaluator qualification as well. You can say I take that very seriously! I know pilots like you have certain respect for drone pilot that follows the rule. I really enjoy aviation and I’m glad to be part of it, even if it’s in a lower level

  38. Jonny O on November 21, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    So why do people call these "drones" when they are not autonomous? Since their flight is at all times controlled by the input of a person with a handheld transmitter, they are nothing more than radio controlled flying rats

  39. Bobo342 on November 21, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Someone flew a drone over London Gatwick

  40. peter G on November 21, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    You are the cute white sister I’ve always wanted. I wish I had a cute sister like you but am an only child!!!!!

  41. Jean-Luc Coulon on November 21, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    There are several points about local regulations. I will take the example of France (…) and for leisure.
    – We are allowed to a height of 150 m (500 ft), but this doesn’t allow for a correct separation with general aviation VFR traffic which can be at 500 fr also.
    – Some rules are too complicated for most of the people: for instance, you are allowed to some height AGL. But the height in the vicinity of an aerodrome is relative to the platform. Even the official tools ("geoportail drone") is wrong.
    – The rules are scattered on the web. Some in the government web site, some on the DGAC site, some "elsewhere".
    – For leisure, we are not allowed to fly in some restricted airspace (used for very low altitude fighters training). EVEN when these airspaces are inactive (and there are inactive every saturday and sunday). But you are not required to know how to decode a NOTAM, but you are supposed to know the contents of a NOTAM (to avoid a temporary restricted airspace).

    I hope the european regulations (2020 ?) will uniformize all that in all UE countries.

    An other remarks : many drone pilotes from other country use in Europe drone that complies with American standards: transmitter power of 1 W instead of 100 mW.

  42. Shahrul Azad on November 21, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Hi Michelle. Tqvm for your great sharing on drones. Cool 😎 For my country (ie Malaysia) these drones are to be flown outside no fly zone (both recreational and commercial purposes). What about hot air balloons? Btw I’m currently flying a DJi Tello and DJI Mavic Air 1 😎

  43. Masud Ahmed on November 21, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Drones are partially Banned in Bangladesh. Drones are only allowed for movie shoots and government projects and we need to obtain an SFOC certificate about 35days before flying a drone from CAAB. The chances of obtaining the certificate is pretty slim for amateur drone flyers

  44. Chris Everett on November 21, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    In South Africa a PPL is mandatory in order to fly a drone

  45. Frank Pineda on November 21, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    10:11 you’re welcome

  46. Marcus Schenk on November 21, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    25kg 🙀 really?
    I‘m really surprised and can’t believe it

    …..Greetz from 🇩🇪

  47. Ray Finkle on November 21, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Here because you left your heels with Captain Joe.

  48. BlueStingray895 on November 21, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    In a year all of Europe will have the same rules. Uk: 😉

  49. yonekoBByeah on November 21, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Intro video: Chocolate Hills, El Nido/Coron Palawan…
    Anyway, how hard is the math units in the Aviation course? X_X

  50. DutchPilotGirl on November 21, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Which drone are you currently using? Do you have any recommendations on where to get great footage or how to deal with laws in certain countries? Please share them below, much appreciated! xx

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