Hi my name is James I love flying g drones. I’ve posted a question in where can I fly
Hi James / @Jel1983, and welcome to GADC.
Quite a few of our members also own the Spark … so you are amongst good company.
If you haven’t already, take a look at the Map of Members and you’ll see there are a few other members in your neck of the woods, some of whom I’m sure will come and say Hi.
(Don’t forget to add yourself to that map : How to add yourself to the Members Map )
The forum’s search functions are a very efficient way to find previous threads and posts that might already have covered topics in which you are interested in learning more or answer that niggling question but, when this doesn’t turn up what you’re after, there’s a wealth of knowledge amongst the members, so ask away over on #questions-and-answers.
Also, if you’ve not seen it, check out our map of places where members have flown in the past … which, obviously, doesn’t necessarily mean they are still OK to fly and, as always, any pilot needs to check that everything’s OK before flying at any of them.
Am based near Watford, NW London. We’ve done a few meets with other Southerners as LHR and other airspace restrictions can make it tricky to find a quiet place to practice. Welcome to the forum… Good bunch
I am near Harrow. Where in Watford do you fly? Based on my research All parks in Watford in and around Watford their bylaws prohibit drones
I’m based in Chorleywood. We’ve been flying around Little Chalfont, Latimer and Rickmansworth.
Do you have field you use because three rivers council told me no drone on their land
Bucks is more forgiving but I’d never trust what someone sat on a switchboard at three Rivers has to say… I’ve lived here for over 20 years and could recount literally dozens of occasions when the person i first spoke to, didn’t have a clue.
Find a large public playing field, look for signs, check NATS, turn up early morning and avoid the dog walkers. Also, taking off from a public footpath and flying over fields is generally acceptable. You have to always comply with drone code plus make sure you have retrieval rights in case you need to land in a hurry.