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09-18-2013 05:55 AM  5 years agoPost 21


Cookeville, TN

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Exactly, that's the idea.

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09-18-2013 06:32 AM  5 years agoPost 22


Redondo Beach, CA

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Easy to satisfy a 'onboard illumination' install some glow sticks on the skids and tail and then spotlight night fly for the visual effect.
AMA has already stated that glow sticks do not meet the intent of the rules.

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10-01-2013 04:37 PM  5 years agoPost 23


Oakville, Indiana

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Spotlight flying will be addressed in the upcoming 2014 AMA Safety Code.

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10-01-2013 05:22 PM  5 years agoPost 24
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Thanks for the update Jenni.


08-28-2014 06:05 PM  4 years agoPost 25

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Winnebago IL

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lol @ the fear.

I'll say this though. At our field which is mostly planks 95% +++ of complaints of safety are from the old farts who don't even fly and generally cemented in some sort of jealousy. Sure common sense and safety are important, but if done right, spot light flying is IMO safer than LED/onboard flying. Disagree if you wish, but IMO all of this talk is more so about WHO is flying spotlights VS the actual dynamics and "safety" of spotlight flying.

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08-28-2014 07:27 PM  4 years agoPost 26

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Surprise, AZ USA

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+10 corona!

I agree with corona. It's the same with the club I used to belomg to. I left that club because you couldn't do any aerobatics heli or plank and someone would complain. And it's the peanut gallery that complains and are mad.
I have done spot light flying and set up light towers. Both would be way safer than led setups. But I never have done led setup on mine so I don't know.
But light towers are the ultimate to night flying. Such a blast!!!!

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02-12-2015 03:20 AM  3 years agoPost 27


Concord ca USA

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I have been within feet of the spotlight flying at the HF funfly, and with 20 people shining 20 very powerful lights at one helicopter, it provides a clear as day view of altitude, attitude, orientation, and depth perception.
It was 100% safe and clear

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