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Toronto Electric Model Aviation Club (TEMAC) => General Discussion => Topic started by: Andy Hoffer on February 07, 2018, 04:47:42 pm

Title: FAA Investigation of Dangerous Drone Flight
Post by: Andy Hoffer on February 07, 2018, 04:47:42 pm
https://www.flyingmag.com/faa-investigating-video-drone-flying-dangerously-close-to-airliner?enews020618

FYI.

Andy

Title: Re: FAA Investigation of Dangerous Drone Flight
Post by: Frank v B on February 07, 2018, 10:32:40 pm
We spend enormous amount of brain power and talent to come up with a new technology with endless useful applications like drones and then some brain-dead, thoughtless and selfish moron goes and spoils it for the rest of us.  Too bad natural selection is slow to solve this problem.

Thanks for posting it.

Frank
Title: Re: FAA Investigation of Dangerous Drone Flight
Post by: Andy Hoffer on February 23, 2018, 07:53:48 am
Another drone incident, this time in Canada.   >:(

See lead article.

Andy

https://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/101/3924-full.html?ET=avweb:e3924:2600586a:&st=email#230344
Title: Re: FAA Investigation of Dangerous Drone Flight
Post by: piker on February 23, 2018, 09:00:11 am
It's interesting and good for us that the owners specified that she doesn't expect it to be an RC aircraft (model airplane I assume she means), as those hobbyists know not to fly near airports.  That's a very clear distinction between rule (as law) abiding RC hobbyists and the those who are making a bad name for the hobby.
Title: Re: FAA Investigation of Dangerous Drone Flight
Post by: Andy Hoffer on February 24, 2018, 05:55:13 pm
It's interesting and good for us that the owners specified that she doesn't expect it to be an RC aircraft (model airplane I assume she means), as those hobbyists know not to fly near airports.  That's a very clear distinction between rule (as law) abiding RC hobbyists and the those who are making a bad name for the hobby.

Right on!  I hope the authorities see it that way!

Andy