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scaredeycat

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SIN has had to close a runway for an hour on Monday night due to the presence of what were described as “unauthorised recreational drones“ in the vicinity. 15 departures were delayed - including our flight, resulting in a missed connection to GAT. QR have been proactive and it seems we have the least worst option - rebooked on the next flight with a few hours in the lounge at Doha. Could have been much worse - I was dreading an involuntary downgrade to Y. I suspect the staff are still dealing with 200+ unhappy campers. I must admit that I am surprised this situation doesn't happen more frequently, given the popularity of drones and the number of, how does one put it, morons out there...
 
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Pushka

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It’s an escalating issue. I wonder how airports like DPS will be able to control it.
 

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Interesting that my DJI drone will refuse to take off if it thinks it's in a no fly zone, and it will refuse to fly into one if you take off outside.
 

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Interesting that my DJI drone will refuse to take off if it thinks it's in a no fly zone, and it will refuse to fly into one if you take off outside.
The Mavic? Good photos?
 
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I have a Phantom (DJI, not a McDonnell Douglas :) ), and although I have never tried it near a western airport, I beleive that the no-go zones get enforced and updated each time you do a software update. Usually am against big brother stuff, but with drones I see this as an excellent thing.
 

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On a short bus tour out of Akureyri,we stopped for a photo op at a pretty little inlet.
One of the Ships photographers whipped out his mavic and was filming from 500m in no time. flat
I would love to cart mine around the world but it is still bulky, delicate, AND you never really know if it will let you fly where you want to fly
 

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You should be OK on QR as DOH is further west in the Persian Gulf. (The map above is for DXB ) The heat is around Strait of Hormuz which is a fair way from DOH.
 

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I have a friend who is up in the ‘Stans at the moment. She’s having a wonderful time.
 

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