DRONE LAWS ARE STUPID

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PICTURE THIS PODCAST (get the audio version in your favorite podcasting app): Tony & Chelsea discuss stupid drone laws in the US, Canada, and Europe. Then they go on to discuss stupid drone pilots who do stupid things, and stupid non-pilots who shoot them out of the air. What do you think we should do with drone laws?

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50 Comments

  1. Jake Aviator on November 22, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    All non comercial drones should not be able to fly above 200 feet, pilots should complete a course and receive a licence. Allocate a slot with atc and provide a perimeter to notify pilots. All should respect separation mรญnima from buildings people and property including animals and be equipped with ads-b. Comercial operations is a different ballgame and an area can be secluded from aircraft.

  2. U2Edge on November 22, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    That Chelsea is really not a very smart girl… jesus

  3. S P on November 22, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Here’s what I believe…just like riding a moped is only a LITTLE more regulated than riding a bicycle (which isn’t really regulated at all!)…flying a quad copter shouldn’t be regulated much more than flying a kite (which also isn’t really regulated at all!). BOTH the quad and the moped is SIMPLY motorized versions of something VERY simple, and all this Government intervention is turning out to be massive overkill on an otherwise proven-safe quad copter invention! Thumbs up to Tony & Chelsea, they’re hilarious!

  4. kf4hnf on November 22, 2020 at 9:03 pm
  5. Matthew Cragg on November 22, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    44:28 FWIW…farmers use GPS plus meters on the combines that harvest the crop to log how much crop is being pulled out of the ground in any given place in their fields during harvest. This data is married up and presented on "heat" maps to show which areas in a field are underproducing. They can then tweak things like irrigation, fertilizers, etc. in those parts of the field to maximize their yield in the next growing season. People can be so incredibly inventive.

  6. Tony & Chelsea Northrup on November 22, 2020 at 9:04 pm

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  7. John s on November 22, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    I’ll stick with my paper airplanes

  8. Fazmoze on November 22, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    I live in Canada and I recently got into flying drones and I just tru to fly either in my house, or if Iโ€™m near people than fly a small drone like a Tello or something, and if Iโ€™m flying something bigger then I fly it in an open field or in nature away from people.

  9. Bill Watkins on November 22, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    I like your "open the tap a little bit" concept . . . certain number of permits on certain days regarding the National Parks. Good beginning.

  10. Jak Conrad on November 22, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    All of it, honestly, is already covered. If you take an action that does damage to property or person, you are responsible for that damage. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a quadcopter or a thrown baseball. We gonna start licensing balls? Also, I used to fly "real" airplanes, and many of the pilots who tended to cluster at the FBO or field restaurant were commercial pilots, having spent a great deal of money getting to that point. The scheme going around for a while was to try to protect their aerial photography and some other work by radioing in as many false ‘drone’ reports as they could manage believably…. well believably to someone who doesn’t know much about UAVs.

  11. Matthew Cragg on November 22, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    34:33 A duck being shot at by a hunter may be able to avoid being hit if it would…(wait for it)…DUCK!!!

  12. WorldMaverik on November 22, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Do a video on LAANC, AirMap, and benefits of getting part 107! Super excited about the update!

  13. Dan Basler on November 22, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Canadian will sell their drones and just smoke pot.

  14. Duane Hewitt on November 22, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    Out of interest, could you post a link to the Canadian drone avoidance areas map from the start of the video. Thanks.

  15. Ken Haynie on November 22, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    Your CTdrones site is still not finished yet. Do you need some help? I’ll donate time. I can drag and drop ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Seriously though, I’d love to see how you use your drones and what sorts of pictures and video you are getting. Keep us posted ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Victor O on November 22, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Thank you for your prompt reply you you guys are great

  17. jim e dean on November 22, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    I love how she says if you have a criminal past, you don’t get a drone, then later she says, laws don’t stop criminals. Way to retract your statement miss.

  18. Logic Drone Solutions on November 22, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Love the shows, thank you guys.

  19. Dragons Eye Filming on November 22, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Doh, so you say it’s ideal for a podcast, then show graphical maps ๐Ÿ˜‰ Interesting conversation starter as a subject though ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Mah on November 22, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Hey guys!. I am a student and amateur of photography. Sometimes download photos to sell in shutterstock and similar website. Since last year ago I am taking pictures with my Mavic pro. My question is, it’s there any problem if I download pics to these webside to sell if I do not have any type of license with my Drone?…

    Thank a lot and i love your Youtube channal y Podcasts

    Ciao!

  21. Matthew Cragg on November 22, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    50:20 The Germans already had the idea with the Stuka "dive sirens".

  22. Phil LeBorgne on November 22, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    You can only bypass drone laws when you’re a government killing and bombing people. If you’re a citizen, you can go back to farming turnips for your lords.

  23. Marnix Verschraegen on November 22, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    I my country there is a drone law with some restrictions.

    everyone that wants to fly a drone heavier then 999 gram needs to have a drone licence (also if you want to fly not commercialy)
    A drone licence for non commercial purpose you receive after following a course (paid) then you need to do a practice test (also payable) then you receive a licence for non commersial usage.

    Next restrictions are:
    You need to stay away 50 meter of objects, buildings, peaples, animals, tress
    You cannot fly in dark
    You may not use FPV gear because you need to keeo your drone in the line of sight
    You need to follow the privacy law of my country and the european GDPR law
    You may not fly higher then 45 meter
    Stay away of NFZ

    If you want to fly commercially you can fly until 91 meter height and need to stay away 30 meter of objects
    The rest of teh restrictions of non commercial usage are counting also
    For a commercial licence you also need to pass a medical test, a theoritical test, a practical test, design a flight book
    If all those test passed you receive your licence

    For non commercial and commercial license you also need a pilots register and a register for every drone you have. In theose registers you need to enter all info of every flight you made.

    Also if a police officer or a controler asks for you credentials you need to let them see your licence, your registers (pilot and drones). A low height flight map and also some security material.
    If you do not have all this with you they can confiscate your drone and fine you.

    O yes my country is Belgium in Europe.

    some more info if you want to fly your drone in my country as a tourist forget it, it is not allowed.

    O if you made a movie with your drone and you have a non commercial licence you are not allowed to put it on youtube bicause they can see it as commercial usage

  24. Joespn on November 22, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Damn Canada laws are crazy! :/

  25. Charlie Whiskey on November 22, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Old podcast but brilliant points. Drone laws, as they generally are, are a huge hinderance to so much, and generally seem to be more fear based rather than based on any sort of practical understanding, Thank you both

  26. Bill Watkins on November 22, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Careful what you ask for. Currently pilots have to pass two different phases in order to operate aircraft, practical and knowledge. An aircraft pilot needs to pay that testing fee that 107 asks for to show knowledge. As well, the practical test is passed after a $500-$600 check is given to a Designated Examiner and the physical ability to fly is proven. As a drone pilot, I don’t want that.

  27. Link in the Description on November 22, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    I miss the in-depth, really long podcasts. ๐Ÿ’”

  28. Ronald Guraliuck on November 22, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Ok if it has never happened explain this vide https://youtu.be/0oahxwW0GCE

  29. Tim THE F WORD Johnston on November 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    just remember to fight it at all times..

  30. Muhammad Steinberg on November 22, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Most are your videos are good.
    This one is not only selfish thinking but very irresponsible! Everything you were cynical and sarcastic about makes total sense to me why those laws exist. I’ve been an RC’er for over 40yrs and have seen the dumb things people do. As a licensed airplane pilot for 35 years I’ve had 3 memorable near miss’s because people who should have known better was careless. Prevention and actual events drive safety. Be thankful that these laws exist. This video was really an overreach in trying to find fault with common sense. Felt like I was watching an SNL skit.

  31. KeNd0 Sriracha on November 22, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Canada sucks.

  32. FS A on November 22, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    It will take time its a brand new industry! I like they do background checks for pilot’s!!

  33. Jose Bauzo on November 22, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Drive with duiโ€™s but canโ€™t have a plastic toy?? So now the gvt is here to enforce who can have a camera and who canโ€™t? Jeeeeesh

  34. Moose81 on November 22, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Its all about the money, until all birds are required to register themselves and call the tower before they go poop on the runway…..no matter how many laws are made there will be people breaking them…..it just stops the law abiding people from enjoying life.

  35. Passing Through on November 22, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    I used to own a drone in Australia before the laws got crazy … I gave up before the laws came in because of the public’s attitude. Since the laws have come in … it’s only got worse. I love taking photos in all kinds of places. It’s just not worth the money or the stress. Sad really. I’m still thinking about it because of the awesome shots … but … I don’t know. They are noisy … and considering the hate towards them … I think drones would have to at least reduce the audible output by half before I get back into it. If you own one … I wish you all the best. Be smart!

  36. Reldies on November 22, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Oh great my country made it in their Podcast … oh wait (Austria)

  37. FMPhotos on November 22, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Go pirate

  38. Livewire Media Productions on November 22, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.

  39. Sabatheus on November 22, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    42:10 Yes, I often Trebuchet my drone into the air. Totally saves on battery life!

  40. Nature knows on November 22, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Killjoy oppressors westerners sucks

  41. Steven Newit on November 22, 2020 at 9:46 pm
  42. Drone It 1969 on November 22, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    I am a little behind on this one. But great video!!

  43. Victor O on November 22, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Hi guys I have a question can you get data information on a used drone actual flight time to know how much the drone has been flown

  44. Michael Monnin on November 22, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Is obtrusive and obstructive to business and the drone hobby.

  45. Ken Haynie on November 22, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Tony & Chelsea, I had a GREAT interaction while I was flying my drone at a local park. This family was walking by and I was launching my drone. This yound girl, who was with her parents, came up and she was FASCINATED by the drone! I proceeded to activate the gesture control for my Mavic Air & I showed this little girl how to move the drone using gestures. She was THRILLED. The parents were very enthusiastic about letting their daughter overcome her fear of the drone. It was a truly wonderful moment ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Damien J on November 22, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    The animalia kingdom consists of all multicellular eukaryotic organisms that aren’t plants or fungi. So that applies to…literally everything.

  47. Ten Ring on November 22, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Gonna steal your dog? she is so funny!

  48. Winnie Talicol on November 22, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    *TRUE*

  49. Ethan Mitchell on November 22, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    I think we need a law that protects the drone operators from being assaulted or distracted while piloting uav. I have seen a few incidents where the pilot was assaulted while the drone was airborne. Very dangerous situation.

  50. Seek3n on November 22, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    what app or website are you using for that map?

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