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Heathrow plane in near miss with drone

An unidentified drone came close to hitting a plane as it landed at Heathrow, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed.

An Airbus A320 pilot reported seeing a helicopter-style drone as the jet was 700 feet off the ground on its approach to the runway at 1416 GMT on 22 July.

The CAA has not identified the airline or how close the drone came to the plane, which can carry 180 people.

It gave the incident an "A" rating,…

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First time following the FAA guidelines for ATC.  Just had my first experience dealing with an Air Traffic Controller over use of a drone within 5 miles of an airport.  The ATC was very busy, but very professional and polite.  He wanted to know where I was flying, and rather than the 400' that is generally considered our "ceiling", he asked me to stay below 200'.  He also asked for a cell phone number of my spotter so that he could ask us to get the drone down if needed.  Finally, he…

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Local Carlsbad patent attorney Eric Hanscom was recently one of five drone videos selected as winners in a recent DJI contest. 

http://event.dji.com/dji-stories/content/inspecting-roofs-buddhist-temples-thailand

 

His winning…

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