I've been sitting on the fence about getting a DJI P4 / Inspire. As a result, I've been lurking forums and you'd get flamed for sure about flying that high - those drone dudes are like we are on GDC about flaming people who ride 'outside the law'.
It's fucking NUTS here in Canada. The rules totally killed the idea for me. Never mind the altitude restrictions, you're not allowed to fly over populated areas
without a SFOC (special flight operations certificate), which you have to apply for every time you want to fly over a neighborhood
. People who do it anyway are getting reported, caught and given mega-fines. Watch yer' ass out there.
BTW: Awesome pics
I'm om a few forums and don't give shit about the "guidelines".
There are only a few laws governing where I can fly & I always respect them.
But there are no laws (U.S.) regarding how high or fast I fly, and I'm
always cognizant of other aircraft where I am flying.
I have only been flying since March, but I have logged over 400 flights.
That might not seem like a lot, but if you check the forums a lot of guys go out
crash their shit within the few flights.
And if you're serious about buying a UAV, I would suggest the P4. It's got the best
flight time/speed, carries a 4K camera and the price has been dropping since DJI released
news of the MAVIC. The MAVIC is their newest UAV, but I wouldn't recommend buying one
until it's been on the market for at least 6 months. That will give DJI time to work out all
the bugs with it's firmware & firmware updates.