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Old 19th Feb 2018, 20:41
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chopjock
 
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Would you be happy to continue flight operations if a drone was being flown close to you? If not, why make the comment? Are you a pilot?
Not sure who you are asking the question to...
Is the drone flying close to the helicopter or is the helicopter flying close to the drone?
Would it make any difference if you flew into a bird or a small drone I wonder?

I fly both and see two sides of the coin. I am sensible enough to keep out of the way of other aircraft when flying a drone and would land right away as soon as I heard an aircraft coming my way, I can not account though for over reacting third parties that would let a fire burn uncontrolled and ground all operations just because they saw a small drone!
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