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My bloody neighbour!

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Patrickstarisabadbellend Thu 16-Oct-14 14:27:12

My neighbour is one if those who constantly buy new gadgets.

A couple of weeks ago he came home with a little helicopter thing with a camera on it.

He's constantly flying it over our gardens and filming us! He casually mentioned things that he has seen in my and my neighbours gardens.

I feel like taking it off him and smashing it. I love the privacy of my garden and I feel like he's being a selfish git.

Myself and my neighbours have told him to stop flying over our properties but he insists he's allowed as we down own the airspace hmm

Aibu to stick it up his arse?

BorisBaby Thu 16-Oct-14 14:28:53

Get a bb gun (if that's what they called)

Stopanuary Thu 16-Oct-14 14:29:25

So presumably your garden isn't overlooked by any properties?

YackityYakYak Thu 16-Oct-14 14:29:55

YANBU at all, but first squirt it with a hose, I'll bet it's not waterproof.....

NetballHoop Thu 16-Oct-14 14:30:07

I imagine that there is no law banning you from throwing golf ball up in the air in your own garden.

SpuffySummers Thu 16-Oct-14 14:30:11

I'd be calling 101. Fairly sure what he is going is illegal... And if it isn't why?! I have a low tolerance for this shit and would also smash his fucking toy

flummoxedlummox Thu 16-Oct-14 14:30:25

The aircraft must not be flown:

over or within 150 metres of any congested area

over or within 150 metres of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 persons;

within 50 metres of any vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft

within 50 metres of any person except during take-off or landing, the aircraft must not be flown within 30 metres of any person except for the person in charge of the aircraft.

from

Patrickstarisabadbellend Thu 16-Oct-14 14:30:54

No it's not over looked at all. Our houses are built weirdly so we cannot look into each other's back gardens.

Patrickstarisabadbellend Thu 16-Oct-14 14:31:21

Thank you flummoxed!

Fudgeface123 Thu 16-Oct-14 14:32:25

And it's not the point whether the garden is overlooked or not! This man is invading their privacy intentionally

BorisBaby Thu 16-Oct-14 14:33:11

No you must go with my idea it'll be good practice for when the zombies come wink

iwishiwasacat Thu 16-Oct-14 14:33:14

YANBU!

Your neighbour is completely in the wrong here. It is not acceptable.

ClapHandsIfYouBelieveInFatties Thu 16-Oct-14 14:34:16

Yeah. Just shoot it down with a high velocity water pistol.

ScrambledSmegs Thu 16-Oct-14 14:34:16

Is that even allowed? I mean, I know you don't own the airspace (what a completely wankerish thing to say!) but surely it's a big security issue? He could be a peeping tom, a stalker, intending to rob your property etc etc.

Personally I'd call 101 and find out what their take is on it. They may not be able to do anything, but it's worth finding out.

Try posting on the legal board too. It should be illegal.

YANBU btw. Get a big pole to ram it right up there.

Patrickstarisabadbellend Thu 16-Oct-14 14:34:19

He's recently retired and obviously bored.

He's started being a parking twat too hmm

ScrambledSmegs Thu 16-Oct-14 14:35:14

X-post with flummoxed. I really need to sort out this slow-typing of mine.

Comito Thu 16-Oct-14 14:35:23

Oh wow. DH has one of those too but he wouldn't dream of flying it into neighbours' gardens or filming through their windows!

I think flummox got that from here:

www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=1995&pageid=16012

Patrickstarisabadbellend Thu 16-Oct-14 14:36:38

My dp told me he's walking around the village with it the nosy shit.

BaffledSomeMore Thu 16-Oct-14 14:38:17

I think the filming is the issue rather than the actual aircraft. Does seem like it should be wrong to film people remotely without their permission much like recording phone calls.

ithoughtofitfirst Thu 16-Oct-14 14:38:28

He sounds a total bellend.

iwishiwasacat Thu 16-Oct-14 14:39:51

Drones are awesome when used to film things like this or this but using them to peep at your neighbours is dreadful. Report him.

CarmineRose1978 Thu 16-Oct-14 14:40:00

Surely it could be classed as illegal surveillance?

OOAOML Thu 16-Oct-14 14:40:01

Have you got an old sheet? Write 'mind your own business' on it and spread it out in your garden.

cozietoesie Thu 16-Oct-14 14:40:11

Do tell - how is his parking unreasonableness showing? smile

ScrambledSmegs Thu 16-Oct-14 14:40:28

From flummoxed's helpful link -

Small unmanned aircraft (irrespective of their mass) that are being used for surveillance purposes are subject to tighter restrictions with regard to the minimum distances that you can fly near people or properties that are not under your control. If you wish to fly within these minima, permission is required from the CAA before operations are commenced.

And

^ the collection of images of identifiable individuals, even inadvertently, when using surveillance cameras mounted on a small unmanned surveillance aircraft, will be subject to the Data Protection Act. As this Act contains requirements concerning the collection, storage and use of such images, Small Unmanned Aircraft operators should ensure that they are complying with any such applicable requirements or exemptions.^

Call 101 on Mr Creepy.

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