So just got back from the event, for the most part had no issues at all until i flew a little closer to the action but nothing that i couldn’t handle. I was told that the land owner had banned the use of drones, which after flying for well over an hour I said “that’s fine” and run down my last battery.
I had a “pilot” come up to me and told me that was i was doing was “illegal”, i won’t go into how that conversation went
There wasn’t really huge crowds of people, more like a few hundred scattered around a large amount of room. I wouldn’t say that i pushed it, but at times i was around 350-400ft above the finish line, with about 1 person crossing a minute or so. From my interpretation of the drone code, i was fine. (others may disagree though)
Yeah i wasn’t overly close to anything, the only building near the site was the big house which was several hundred meters away from where i was, the crowds in my opinion were only a few hundred tops in close proximity. At times i was directly above people, but way way higher than “required” according to the drone code!