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Another idiot screwing it up for everybody

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bigfootbuilt, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Bigfootbuilt

    May 2, 2016
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    Duncan, SC
  2. sar104

    Mar 22, 2014
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    Los Alamos, NM.
    That's a pretty well-balanced article. Much more balanced than your response to it.
  3. Jayfdee

    Apr 22, 2015
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    Morecambe Bay UK
    Yes there are idiots out there, and newbies who just do not know what they are doing.
    I do not believe that all the reports are a genuine sighting, I do not doubt the pilots saw something, but was it always a quadcopter. The report outlines a sighting report that was later found to be a plastic bag.
    The report above quotes a pilot seeing one pass within 0.5 miles, yes pilots have very good sight and observation skills, but I certainly cannot see mine at 2500ft away. I have seen reports of sightings at 10000ft AGL an amazing altitude for a hobby quad, or even a commercial quad.
    I thing the report was reasonably balanced and outlined the scale of the problem without being sensationalist and calling for a ban. A few prosecutions would do wonders to educate the mindless perpetrators.
    I agree it is very dangerous to fly within 5 miles of an airport, and all this bad publicity may eventually lead to the demise of hobby fliers, we need to condemn them at all times.
    I understand there are far more reports of lasers being aimed at pilots, perhaps start here and ban sales of high powered lasers.
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