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    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/citi...illance-drone/

    US Citizens Shoot Down Animal Rights Group’s Surveillance Drone



    A remote-controlled aircraft owned and operated by an animal rights group called SHARK, was reportedly shot down near Broxton Bridge Plantation, South Carolina, on Sunday.
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    Steve Hindi, president of SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness), said his group was preparing to launch its Mikrokopter drone to video what he called a live pigeon shoot on Sunday when law enforcement officers and an attorney claiming to represent the privately-owned plantation near Ehrhardt tried to stop the aircraft from flying.
    “It didn’t work; what SHARK was doing was perfectly legal,” Hindi said in a news release. “Once they knew nothing was going to stop us, the shooting stopped and the cars lined up to leave.”
    Hindi said the animal rights group decided to send the drone up anyway but that seconds after it hit the air “numerous shots rang out.”
    “As an act of revenge for us shutting down the pigeon slaughter, they had shot down our copter.”
    He claimed the shooters were “in tree cover” and “fled the scene on small motorized vehicles.”
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    This could be the start of bigger things.........

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    we're the hunters breaking the law? if not then where do these assholes get off flying that drone over them? I'd shoot it down if I had a chance.
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    I thought it was funny these assclowns got their precious toy shot down on them...though I would have come out and confronted them for fucking with my hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    I thought it was funny these assclowns got their precious toy shot down on them...though I would have come out and confronted them for fucking with my hunt.
    Why did they run? if they were within their rights to hunt i'd go out to them and shoot the damn thing again on the ground, just to be sure it was dead :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    Why did they run? if they were within their rights to hunt i'd go out to them and shoot the damn thing again on the ground, just to be sure it was dead :D
    only reason I can think of is that they were shooting at the road, which could get them in trouble, not to mention destroying private property
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    we're the hunters breaking the law? if not then where do these assholes get off flying that drone over them? I'd shoot it down if I had a chance.
    Shooting over a road is a crime as is the destruction of property.

    It might vary by municipality but I've never heard of air space intrusions being legally definable as trespassing.

    FWIW I think it was pretty funny.
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    The ceiling is 500 feet above nonresidential 1500 feet above residential and 200 feet above water if I remember right from ground school, I'll see if I can find a link.
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    Sec. 91.119

    Minimum safe altitudes: General.

    Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft below the following altitudes:
    (a) Anywhere. An altitude allowing, if a power unit fails, an emergency landing without undue hazard to persons or property on the surface.
    (b) Over congested areas. Over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement, or over any open air assembly of persons, an altitude of 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal radius of 2,000 feet of the aircraft.
    (c) Over other than congested areas. An altitude of 500 feet above the surface, except over open water or sparsely populated areas. In those cases, the aircraft may not be operated closer than 500 feet to any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure.
    (d) Helicopters. Helicopters may be operated at less than the minimums prescribed in paragraph (b) or (c) of this section if the operation is conducted without hazard to persons or property on the surface. In addition, each person operating a helicopter shall comply with any routes or altitudes specifically prescribed for helicopters by the Administrator
    Sec. 91.177

    Minimum altitudes for IFR operations.

    [(a) Operation of aircraft at minimum altitudes. Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft under IFR below--
    (1) The applicable minimum altitudes prescribed in parts 95 and 97 of this chapter. However, if both a MEA and a MOCA are prescribed for a particular route or route segment, a person may operate an aircraft below the MEA down to, but not below, the MOCA, provided the applicable navigation signals are available. For aircraft using VOR for navigation, this applies only when the aircraft is within 22 nautical miles of that VOR (based on the reasonable
    estimate by the pilot operating the aircraft of that distance); or
    (2) If no applicable minimum altitude is prescribed in parts 95 and 97 of this chapter, then--
    (i) In the case of operations over an area designated as a mountainous area in part 95 of this chapter, an altitude of 2,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal distance of 4 nautical miles from the course to be flown; or
    (ii) In any other case, an altitude of 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal distance of 4 nautical miles from the course to be flown.]
    (b) Climb. Climb to a higher minimum IFR altitude shall begin immediately after passing the point beyond which that minimum altitude applies, except that when ground obstructions intervene, the point beyond which that higher minimum altitude applies shall be crossed at or above the applicable MCA.
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