FAA: Republican Convention is a No Drone Zone

July 14– The Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week promises to be buzzing with activity, both inside and outside Quicken Loans Arena. Theres one thing that shouldnt be buzzing around, however drones.

Cleveland and its surrounding communities are a No Drone Zone under flight restrictions the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has put in place from 6 p.m. on July 17 through 3 a.m. on July 22. The prohibited area is a circle of airspace 30 nautical miles in radius around the Quicken Loans Arena.

Flying a drone anywhere in the prohibited area during the Republican Convention is against thelaw. Violating the airspace may result in criminal or civil charges. The restriction applies to all unmanned aircraft, including radio-controlled model aircraft.

The FAA has posted a No Drone Zone video for the convention.

In addition to the drone restrictions, there are also airspace restrictions for traditional manned aircraft during the convention within the 30 nautical mile radius ring and within two even more restricted rings of airspace within a three-mile radius and a 10-mile radius of the arena. Gateway airport procedures will be in effect for general aviation aircraft flying into and out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Burke Lakefront Airport. Pilots can view the temporary flight restrictions on our website.

Similar restrictions will be in place for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia the following week.

Source: FAAFAA: Republican Convention is a No Drone Zone

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Australian Rescuers Will Put Drones on Shark Patrol

To paraphrase Jaws’ Martin Brody, an Australian rescue organization is “gonna need a bigger drone,” to help save lives along western beaches. Volunteer-operated Surf Life Saving WA, plans to buy large military-grade drones to patrol beaches in Western Australia, providing visitors with early shark warnings and emergency equipment. The not-for-profit has partnered with Perth-based Shark […]

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Living next to the airport

Citation Jet Aug 14, 2013

By JAMES J. PIEKLO

You know the type. They move next to a railroad track or an airport then immediately start complaining about the noise.

I happen to live directly under the flight path of Ocean City Municipal Airport (26N) in New Jersey, and I don’t mind the noise in the least. Our in-house VHF radio is tuned not only to the Ocean City Unicom, but also to our near-by “large” airport, Atlantic City International Airport (KACY).

Even since I can remember I wanted to fly. To this day I remember a doctor telling me that my eyes would never allow that happen.

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It is hard for a 6 year old to have his life-long ambition squelched. But that discouragement did not stop my interest in aviation and I became an avid model builder at least.

As luck would have it, I embarked on a career that in some respects is not very much different from aviation, the marine industry. I frequently would fanaticize I was flying a plane while steering a boat in the ocean or on the Intracoastal Waterway.

So, when we had the opportunity to purchase our home, the fact that it was lined up with the Ocean City runways actually was a bit of a selling point, although the water views also played a major role!

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Summer weekends are especially busy at Ocean City, as it is a shore resort community. I can spend hours on the deck with the radio tuned to our local frequency and binoculars close at hand to hear the planes departing and arriving.

For the most part 26N attracts small single and twin engine planes, although a frequent summer visitor is a Citation jet, which on landing probably is quieter than most of the single engine prop models coming in.

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Occasionally we will have a helicopter drop by and last summer the highlight was a B-25 in town for our local air expo. I say highlight because it made two low passes over the house and I was able to get a few nice shots of the bird with its gear down.

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Many a summer evening is spent out our deck watching the Dolphin helicopters from the Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City as they practice their intercept techniques. Boy, that looks like fun!

One of the items on my to-do list is to take a trip on a Waco biplane that gives rides during the summer months. I don’t know if I would go for the aerobatic ride, but the fact that the plane usually goes right over our home would provide an opportunity for some super aerial shots of the domicile.

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So, there you have it pilots. The next time you land or take off from 26N, chances are there will be this guy down on the ground listening to your radio communications and/or watching you through the binoculars, all the while wishing he was up there with you.

Source: http://generalaviationnews.comLiving next to the airport

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