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FAA research confirms what pilots deem as very real threat to planesNew research commissioned by the FAA finds a high-speed collision between a drone and an airliner would be worse than a bird strike. Newly-released animation shows how a drone could cause significant damage to a plane's engine or tail area. This year, the FAA has received an average of 250 reports of drones near airports every month, up from 159 for most of last year. (www.msn.com) More...
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Actually, I hope the FAA DID spend enough money on it to be certain of the answers it got. I also hope that the data is widely spread so that it can be referred to and cited. "Knowing" something "just because" isn't science. It's about time some real science came to this issue, with solid scientific facts to show.
I was not going to moan about it since there is always a faction that does not follow the rules. It seems the prevalent trend, "the rules don't apply to me". I take the operation of my drone seriously, and where every I travel, check to make sure I am outside of the 5 nm area from an airport. There is also a greedy aspect to this, I cannot afford to replace a $2.100 drone because of stupidity.
Ya for sure. I know based on previous participation you're one of the good guys. What's worrisome are the ones who don't believe rules apply and take advantage of their Amazon Prime accounts, as this technology's price points trend downward.
I would say to not be so mean to drone, then again, most of the Sheeple in the States are nothing but drones...
That is why Toyota exists!
Birds are softer, and likely have more brains than the average backyard drone operator. Note to all drone pilots- I'm just tossing in a little sarcastic humor to a serious topic, before y'all start moaning and groaning.