First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!

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First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!

Post by 200hr Wonder » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:44 am

Sounds like the judge would have liked to done more to this winner...


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/dr ... -1.4879016
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Re: First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!

Post by laminar » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:34 pm

Perfect, and it paves the way for court precedence to allow for smoother convictions for the next idiots.
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Post by NovaBoy » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:14 pm

I would think with the possession of a stolen handgun charge, the drone conviction would be the least of his worries
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Re: First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!

Post by youhavecontrol » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:26 pm

NovaBoy wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:14 pm
I would think with the possession of a stolen handgun charge, the drone conviction would be the least of his worries
+1 seriously... the record on that guy far exceeds a few drone violations.
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Re: First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!

Post by telex » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:43 pm

200hr Wonder wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:44 am
Sounds like the judge would have liked to done more to this winner...


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/dr ... -1.4879016
"Possession of a firearm knowing possession unauthorized – knowingly possessing a firearm that is unauthorized will be seen as intention to commit a crime or engage in other illegal activity. This crime comes with a minimum penalty of one year for the 2nd offence and a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison."

Not sure why he got five days in prison.
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Re: First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!

Post by JasonE » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:57 pm

Article is misleading. It doesn't say what the punishment was for each conviction.
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Re: First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!

Post by Lightchop » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:08 pm

I saw some moron testing out his drone on the roof parking lot of Richmond Center the other day. I went up to him and tried to politely inform him that it's against the law but I got told to "@#$! off."
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Re: First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!

Post by 200hr Wonder » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:47 pm

Lightchop wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:08 pm
I saw some moron testing out his drone on the roof parking lot of Richmond Center the other day. I went up to him and tried to politely inform him that it's against the law but I got told to "@#$! off."
Call the RCMP!
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Re: First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!

Post by jg24 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:05 pm

200hr Wonder wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:47 pm
Lightchop wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:08 pm
I saw some moron testing out his drone on the roof parking lot of Richmond Center the other day. I went up to him and tried to politely inform him that it's against the law but I got told to "@#$! off."
Call the RCMP!
Yup, call the cops IMMEDIATELY. Then, give the cops the CARs reference and your good deed is done for the day.
200hr Wonder wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:44 am
Sounds like the judge would have liked to done more to this winner...


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/dr ... -1.4879016
Definitely a win.
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Re: First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!

Post by valleyboy » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:44 am

Having just got into flying drones as a hobby unless the guy is flying a real cheap one he will know he is in violation. All drones with gps warn you when in restricted air space and you must override the warning before you launch. The phantom 4 is a high end drone so he was well aware.

Its a great hobby and a lot of fun but like most things it gets screwed up because of idiots.

There is a lot of ignorance on both sides. Drone operator breaking the rules and the general public not knowing the rules and over reacting.
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Re: First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!

Post by Lightchop » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:55 pm

200hr Wonder wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:47 pm
Lightchop wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:08 pm
I saw some moron testing out his drone on the roof parking lot of Richmond Center the other day. I went up to him and tried to politely inform him that it's against the law but I got told to "@#$! off."
Call the RCMP!
See I googled what you do and there's really no information online. They need to make it easy to see on the TC site that they want you to call the cops. I'll do this next time thanks.
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