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Cities and counties have been doing this for decades, finding construction without permit. I don't like the idea of drones any more than anyone here, however, these overflights are legal without warrant. Even if we manage to get the FAA to restrict the drones, plane overflights will remain legal.
Last edited by clownboy; 06-05-12 at 02:52 PM.
Very good point. How are you going to stop anybody in any sort of flying machine from looking down?
Duece is correct. Those are operators, not pilots.
Sweeping the floor to get all the nits being picked...
Back on topic, The only opposition to this seems knee jerk against being watched, even if everyone admits it is legal. things like this are already being done for a variety of reasons by a variety of governments from city all the way up to Federal. Around here for years night time overflights are done looking for pot grower hot spots in barns. I am not a big fan of a lot of the War on Drugs but the overflights are legal.
I think the Ranchers are being a bit whiny and stretching the truth to try and get Tea Party support against 'an overreaching unelected agency's unfunded mandates'.
: The Future Of Aerial WarfareDrone Pilots
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Drone Pilots: The Future Of Aerial Warfare : NPR
The 4th amendment is about needing to obtain a warrant before a search and seizure.Its irrelevant if your property is where they conduct the search on your property is or if they use some other property to conduct a search of your property.Flying a plane, helicopter, satellite or what ever over someone's property specifically in order to look for something is a search. Again the 4th amendment is not about privacy,so the fact they can see something is irrelevant from some other spot is irrelevant. It would be one thing if for example a helicopter was flying point A to point B and notice illegal activity was going on.However this is not the case with the EPA, they are deliberately flying over in order conduct a search without a warrant.
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No mention of a license being necessary, though I'd bet that specific training and certification of some kind is still required. Regardless, the term is for the action, not the certification.Pilot - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
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3. Aeronautics . a person duly qualified to operate an airplane, balloon, or other aircraft.
Note: Other definitions regarding other uses omitted for brevity. You can find them all at the above link.
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