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Updated Flight Ban over WDW Property

donsullivan

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The language of the ruling seems similar to what we all thought was in place since early 2000's but looks like the FAA has issued a new, permanent flight ban below 3,000 feet over the WDW property on Monday. 3,000 ft is pretty low for planes, I wonder if this is similar to the ban recently put in place in the National Parks for drones?

I did a little checking based on the coordinates in the directive and it looks like the center point is the small island in Bay Lake, just to the east of the water bridge and south of the Contemporary. Since it's only covers a 3 mile distance from this location that would not come close to covering the whole property. Seems like it's focused on magic Kingdom area only.

http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_4_3634.html
 
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dreamfinder

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Sounds like the verbage that was just reinforced banning drones over major sporting events. No drones within 3 miles under 3,000 feet.
 

Club34

Well-Known Member
does this impact that guy who is always snapping the overhead pictures [sorry, i forget his name] of wdw? they are great. i look at them and google earth frequently.
 

donsullivan

Premium Member
Original Poster
It's the same restriction that has been in place since early 2000 so shouldn't have any impact.
It seems like the only thing that changed is the drone language which is being added to lots of locations over the last year or so.
 

NowInc

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Wish it was 300 miles to keep those skywriters out of there. One ruined a beautiful clear blue sky last week.
The skywriting is just rude (and insulting) in my opinion. If any other religion was being written in the clouds, there would be a huge controversy. It was a constant this past week. There wasn't a single time I looked up and didn't see it, all day.
 

alissafalco

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The skywriting is just rude (and insulting) in my opinion. If any other religion was being written in the clouds, there would be a huge controversy. It was a constant this past week. There wasn't a single time I looked up and didn't see it, all day.
What was it saying?
 

PhotoDave219

Well-Known Member
The language of the ruling seems similar to what we all thought was in place since early 2000's but looks like the FAA has issued a new, permanent flight ban below 3,000 feet over the WDW property on Monday. 3,000 ft is pretty low for planes, I wonder if this is similar to the ban recently put in place in the National Parks for drones?

I did a little checking based on the coordinates in the directive and it looks like the center point is the small island in Bay Lake, just to the east of the water bridge and south of the Contemporary. Since it's only covers a 3 mile distance from this location that would not come close to covering the whole property. Seems like it's focused on magic Kingdom area only.

http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_4_3634.html
It's the exact same restrictions as the original TFR, 3 mi/3000 feet centered over bay lake.

The original TFR is on here somewhere, I know I posted the link but good luck finding it.

This has nothing to do with drones and everything to do with planes pulling banners & helicopters
 

Tom Morrow

Well-Known Member
What was it saying?
Just typical Christian messages. But, if any other religion were to do it then everyone would be up in arms about how "offensive" it is. Also, those flights are expensive, if they wanted to help people then that money could be put to much better use, yet they choose to blow it week after week to shove their Christian agenda down people's throats.
 

donsullivan

Premium Member
Original Poster
It's the exact same restrictions as the original TFR, 3 mi/3000 feet centered over bay lake.

The original TFR is on here somewhere, I know I posted the link but good luck finding it.

This has nothing to do with drones and everything to do with planes pulling banners & helicopters
There is actually language in there that says "INCLUDING UNMANNED AND REMOTE CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT"
 

GrumpyFan

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Just typical Christian messages. But, if any other religion were to do it then everyone would be up in arms about how "offensive" it is. Also, those flights are expensive, if they wanted to help people then that money could be put to much better use, yet they choose to blow it week after week to shove their Christian agenda down people's throats.
I don't understand how smoke in the sky that dissipates can be called "offensive" or "shoving an agenda down people's throats".
It's their money, and that's how they choose to spend it. I hardly see it as effective, but it's their choice, just like it's yours/ours to go to WDW.
 
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