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Old 01 April 2012, 04:12   #11
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Viking life saving equipment also supply them. They'll deliver too which is handy. Contact their Hamble branch.
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Over here white is 'anti collison'

Pete, he is talking about white paras not hand helds. The paras are for illumination
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Events like Who can read Shakespear fastest, play Beethoven's 4th in the shortest time......


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I'd pop a white para off first and see how much light they actually give off, I doubt it'll be enough for filming?
How long are they wanting to film for?

Can't see the RNLI having TEP and if they did I doubt they would give them away...
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there's a supply shortage of some manufacturers of white paras..... we are service-only use in the RNLI at present.
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I'd pop a white para off first and see how much light they actually give off, I doubt it'll be enough for filming?
How long are they wanting to film for?

Can't see the RNLI having TEP and if they did I doubt they would give them away...
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The guy will be coming out with us for a recci, prior to the event and as such, I could not give you an answer.
The filming gear is very high end (and carried at his own risk) and should be able to cope with the light levels.

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Pete, he is talking about white paras not hand helds. The paras are for illumination
So, back to my original statement: Are the white aerial flares regulated over there (in the UK)?

As I said, I don't think they are here (haven't checked, but recall it's only the reds that are regulated.)

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So, back to my original statement: Are the white aerial flares regulated over there (in the UK)?

As I said, I don't think they are here (haven't checked, but recall it's only the reds that are regulated.)

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Guess it depends on what you mean by regulated . My post was in regard to normal white hand held flares.

Anyone can buy them (if old enough) and anyone can set them off (ideally within the bounds of the laws which apply to any flares) ........
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From what i see it white flares hand held or ariel has just the same meaning as I AM HERE or same as flashing your car headlamps.
Only problem that may or will occur is the local Coast guards (if theres are left) may turn up to see what's going on as somebody will report flares seen ,as I said earlier old whites can tend to burn a bit yellow or old reds can go pink so from a distance and they can be seen in good viz up to about 30 miles understandably someone is going to report it .

Just exactly how long is he hoping to film for as the best para flares available to the public will only burn at best for 45 seconds or so .
Other regulations may involve air traffic
If there's any airfields or airports within a certain distance you may be barred from using anything that goes above a certain height even para flares.

Another problem is that you may destroy your own night vision for a few mins if you happen to look directly at the flare.
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Am I the only person who's worried this filmaker is imagining gobs of white light all over the place from a huge 155mm white phosphorus flare as used in something like "Saving Private Ryan"... And all he's going to get is 30seconds of weak yellow barely reflecting off the landscape he wishes to film...
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