Tag Archives: Drone

The Drone Myth

The drone myth about what a drone can see is the topic for today’s blog. Can it see you in great detail either in your home or outside? Above is a photograph I took with my drone that uses a GoPro Hero 4 camera at an altitude of 205 feet. Continue reading The Drone Myth

OpenSky app for drone flyers

Alphabet (Google) has released an app called ‘OpenSky’ in Canberra Australia, that will help both commercial and recreational drone flyers announce/know where drones are being flown. Continue reading OpenSky app for drone flyers

More restrictive flight rules for drones

toy drone

Why is the government creating more restrictive flight rules for drones? Will the probability of a collision between an aircraft and a drone being so low, “Since the probability of any collision with any UAS is around 3.06×10−5 per 100,000 flight hours.” It seems that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is imposing new rules not for the benefit of the public, but for those companies that want to use drones to deliver packages to your home. Continue reading More restrictive flight rules for drones

Peeping tom law changes

Peeping toms and drones

New Jersey politicians are advancing changes to the state’s Peeping Tom laws, so if you fly a drone with a camera it is possible in the future that you might be charged as a peeping tom.

Per NJ101.5, fourteen legislators are sponsoring a “law would also cover drones that photograph or videotape someone when they should have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Under the proposed law, it would be a fourth degree offense for observing someone who has a reasonable expectation of privacy or hovering over a dwelling or school, and a more serious, third degree offense for photographing or recording someone without their permission, again when a reasonable person would expect not to be observed.Continue reading Peeping tom law changes