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Feb 09, 2019, 01:48 PM
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I live about 9 hours away so I'd like to kind of know something before I come. And with the new rules if you got caught flying in there without notifying the FAA first that's a pretty huge fine.
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Feb 09, 2019, 11:48 PM
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Well, I might have a schedule conflict already, count me as a maybe.


Dave
Feb 12, 2019, 05:48 PM
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I’m in

Steve
Feb 12, 2019, 08:41 PM
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So who's going to call the FAA?

I think we should all call, ...... one after another in succession,...... just to irritate them.
Feb 12, 2019, 08:45 PM
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Did a no-fly zone or a warning zone get expanded? There wasn’t a problem last year.

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Feb 13, 2019, 12:41 AM
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Did a no-fly zone or a warning zone get expanded? There wasnít a problem last year.

Dave
New rules this year. You need approval to fly in class c airspace.
Feb 13, 2019, 04:18 AM
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What?..... Last time I landed at KSBA it was Class D airspace!..... Wait!....That was last century!.... Sorry!
Feb 13, 2019, 11:19 AM
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Been flying here since about 1985.....Flying at Elwood has never been a problem in the past, because the flight paths of the airport runways don't conflict with the slope flying area. 15R and L are generally used by small private aircraft and they land/take off heading toward Goleta Beach. 25/07 goes East and west, used by larger passenger regional aircraft, and they head past Elwood, gaining altitude before any turns.

Flying at More Mesa, east of the airport has sometimes caused issues, because larger aircraft use that area as a marker to come in on base before turning final approach, so the airport watches for conflicts there. The biggest issue there wasn't RC aircraft, but paragliders.

I don't think it will ever be a problem, unless someone decides to make it a problem by seeking federal approval.

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Feb 13, 2019, 12:24 PM
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My dad (Mr. Robert) and I will both be there, it'll be our first time back to weaselfest in a while! Cant wait!
Feb 13, 2019, 06:58 PM
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.... I don't think it will ever be a problem, unless someone decides to make it a problem by seeking federal approval.

Andy
You know someone will !
Feb 15, 2019, 07:23 PM
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Who knows, might not be a bad idea. Regardless of how long you have been flying in a certain area, the laws have changed. And not for the better!! Plus someone brought up the issue, not going away.
Last edited by RJD1234; Feb 16, 2019 at 11:16 AM.
Feb 20, 2019, 02:28 PM
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i'll be there!
Feb 20, 2019, 10:33 PM
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This sounds like fun...after an 8 year break I'm jumping back into slope flying, have a new Ahi, Weasel Trek and Alula ready to maiden this weekend. If work schedule allows, I'm in for WeaselFest. (Have been stashing the kits, this was the excuse I needed to get off the butt and put 'em together).

Not familiar with the sites, are directions/map posted somewhere?

Cheers,

Barry
Feb 21, 2019, 01:00 AM
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New rules this year. You need approval to fly in class c airspace.
Just checked and yeah, new rules. I also checked the airspace at Santa Barbra. I remembered there was a shelf in part of the class C airspace. And there is, it starts at 1500 and goes up the 4000. So I was thinking we would be fine, just have to stay under 1500 feet. But, unfortunately the place we fly from (Ellwood) is closer to the airport and is for sure in the class C airspace that goes from surface to 4000.
So we are operating in the controlled class C airspace.

That being said, I would not worry about it. No one cares about a bunch of guys flying foam gliders at 100-200 feet AGL. I doubt very much we would have any trouble.

ATC is looking for drone pilots not foam pilots.

I am glad I got my aerial pics with my drone last year when it was still ok. I would not risk that again now with the new rules.


Dave
Last edited by DWA; Feb 21, 2019 at 01:10 AM.
Feb 21, 2019, 01:24 AM
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Sounds good Dave. Thanks for checking.


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