No flying beyond visual line of sight. That’s the law.
How far is that?
At what distance do you lose sight of your Spark/Air/ MP2/ Inspire/BFO heavylift camera drone?
The new Mavic Mini has a video transmission range of 4km (FCC) or 2km (CE). At those distances will you be able to see the aircraft? Is the VLOS stipulation outmoded with FPV so common?
I understand the VLOS thinking - see your aircraft and if an aerial hazard presents itself you can avoid it. But say I’m flying over the sea and my tablet is showing the position of my aircraft although I have lost sight of the tiny speck. I see an air ambulance approaching - an object many orders of magnitude larger than my UAV. Surely I can drop my craft down to 10 metres above the sea and bring it home using the telemetry and visuals it provides.
Should we lobby for a proper consideration of flying via FPV and telemetry?