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Thread: Invasion of privacy

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    Invasion of privacy

    These pilots in their little Cessna's piss me off. What gives them the right to fly over my home at a low altitude and even to circle it on occasion. They should have to stay above a certain altitude over private property. My wife likes to garden naked and has had to run for clothes when one of these flying peeping Toms comes along. Years ago I took a pot shot at one of these idiots but nowadays I just give them the finger. Anyway this is a pet peeve of mine, as far as I'm concerned they are not respecting my property rights. The air above my land should be mine up to a certain altitude.

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    Re: Invasion of privacy

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    These pilots in their little Cessna's piss me off. What gives them the right to fly over my home at a low altitude and even to circle it on occasion. They should have to stay above a certain altitude over private property. My wife likes to garden naked and has had to run for clothes when one of these flying peeping Toms comes along. Years ago I took a pot shot at one of these idiots but nowadays I just give them the finger. Anyway this is a pet peeve of mine, as far as I'm concerned they are not respecting my property rights. The air above my land should be mine up to a certain altitude.
    There are altitude minimums. Depends on where you live as to what they are.

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    Re: Invasion of privacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    There are altitude minimums. Depends on where you live as to what they are.
    I never knew that, do you have any idea what the limit is on average?

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    Re: Invasion of privacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    There are altitude minimums. Depends on where you live as to what they are.
    All I could find was FAA rules against unsafe flying.


    "The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the government agency responsible for aviation
    safety. We welcome information from citizens that will enable us to take corrective measures
    including legal enforcement action against individuals violating Federal Aviation Regulations
    (FAR). It is FAA policy to investigate citizen complaints of low-flying aircraft operated in violation
    of the FAR, and that might endanger persons or property."

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    Re: Invasion of privacy

    Next time they buzz your wife, stand beside her naked yourself and give them a little goatse, that'll keep them away. If they come back for more of that, you are legally obliged to shoot their asses down.

    (I'm joking btw)

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    Re: Invasion of privacy

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I never knew that, do you have any idea what the limit is on average?

    Anywhere: an altitude allowing a safe emergency landing without undue hazard to person or property on the ground;
    Over Congested Areas: an altitude of 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal distance of less than 2,000 feet;
    Over Populated Areas: an altitude of 500 feet AGL;
    Over Open Water or Sparsely Populated Areas: an altitude allowing for a linear distance greater than 500 from any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure;
    Helicopters: If without hazard to persons or property on the surface, an altitude lower than in definitions 2, 3, and 4 above, provided in compliance with any routes or altitudes specifically prescribed for helicopters by the FAA.



    If they are below that, read the N number on the aircraft, date and time, and report them
    Lowest safe altitude - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Invasion of privacy

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    These pilots in their little Cessna's piss me off. What gives them the right to fly over my home at a low altitude and even to circle it on occasion. They should have to stay above a certain altitude over private property. My wife likes to garden naked and has had to run for clothes when one of these flying peeping Toms comes along. Years ago I took a pot shot at one of these idiots but nowadays I just give them the finger. Anyway this is a pet peeve of mine, as far as I'm concerned they are not respecting my property rights. The air above my land should be mine up to a certain altitude.
    Maybe this will help. The FAA sounds rather serious about it:

    • Identification - Can you identify the aircraft? Was it military or civil? Was it a high-or low-wing aircraft? Did you record the registration number which appears on the fuselage? (On U.S. registered aircraft, that number will be preceded with a capital ''N.")
    • Time and place - Exactly when did the incident(s) occur? Where did this happen? What direction was the aircraft flying? What was the color?
    • Altitude - How high (low) was the aircraft flying? On what do you base your estimate? Was the aircraft level with or below the elevation of a prominent object such as a tower or building? Did you obtain photographs? Are there any witnesses who could confirm your estimate - do you have their names, addresses, telephone numbers?
    • Do you know of any other witnesses? The more the better. Do you have their names, addresses? They may be contacted.
    • Are local police aware of the problem? While they have limited authority in aviation matters, police officers are considered ''trained observers" by the courts and their written statements or reports make excellent evidence should our enforcement action go to trial.
    • If you took photographs, we need to know the lens used, and the height of any identifiable landmarks that appear.



    Etc. Here: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/...ia/nlowfly.pdf
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    Re: Invasion of privacy

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I never knew that, do you have any idea what the limit is on average?
    Here it is 1000 feet in populated areas. How far way is your nearest airport?

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    Re: Invasion of privacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Anywhere: an altitude allowing a safe emergency landing without undue hazard to person or property on the ground;
    Over Congested Areas: an altitude of 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal distance of less than 2,000 feet;
    Over Populated Areas: an altitude of 500 feet AGL;
    Over Open Water or Sparsely Populated Areas: an altitude allowing for a linear distance greater than 500 from any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure;
    Helicopters: If without hazard to persons or property on the surface, an altitude lower than in definitions 2, 3, and 4 above, provided in compliance with any routes or altitudes specifically prescribed for helicopters by the FAA.



    If they are below that, read the N number on the aircraft, date and time, and report them
    Lowest safe altitude - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    500 feet is way to low, it should be well over 1000. 500 feet gives you no privacy.

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    Re: Invasion of privacy

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Maybe this will help. The FAA sounds rather serious about it:
    I think they are serious about safety not privacy.

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