"Hey! Security! Can I have my Drone back"

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  1. KmH

    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    Why should he need to ask? It should be registered by now and security can now track him down by contacting Big Brother.
     
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    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    The deal with having to register drones is because of people like the guy in the story.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What is the penalty if you're found guilty of navigation? "Reckless endangerment" seems a bit inappropriate; I'm sure he was being completely reckful.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    I think they expel them all to Canada ?
     
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    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    There have been at least two times here it was on the local news that an air care flight was prevented from landing. I think that's a good reason for use of drones to be regulated - no injured person should be at risk of dying because the air care chopper can't land and get them transported to the hospital due to someone flying a drone trying to record footage of an accident.

    The MSN link is to an article from a tabloid. Here's information on what happened -
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/n...er-drone-hits-empire-state-building.html?_r=0
    Drone Hits Empire State Building: NYPD

    Apparently it hit the building at the 40th floor and landed on a ledge/landing on the 35th floor. Not sure if it's still out there...

    And it was actually 'avigation', a charge related to navigating an aircraft. Can't expect a tabloid to get it right.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Agree 100%, but something I don't get, and I mean this quite seriously is how can it? 30 seconds on YouTube will find hours of footage of the venerable old UH-1 taking off and landing in rice-paddies, swamps, desserts and a 100 other less-than-desirable locations, often while taking fire. If a 50+ year old aircraft can do that, it seems to me that a modern day aircraft should be able to deal with small pieces of plastic...
     
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    It's due to the media tossing gasoline on the fire that is the fear of the uneducated public.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh, stop. ;) It's not "the media." That bad, sweaty, bloated bag may deserve some knocks, but in this case that's not the cause for concern over unregulated drones. They are dangerous because they simply have no place in restricted airspace, whether it's being operated by a harmless enthusiast or by someone with, shall we say, ill motives. Whether it's commercial aircraft or medic flights, we have a right to expect anything with no business in the area be kept from the area.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    So where does 99% of the population get its information about drones?

    The media.

    And what does the media plaster all over the evening news? Certainly not hundreds of stories about perfectly safe, sane and uneventful flights. You'll never see "Breaking News: Eight-year-old flies drone for 3 minutes, does not crash or kill amyone!" breaking into the afternoon soaps and game shows.
     
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    As it should be. It's not the average 8 year old who gives concern. :tongue-44:
     
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