Feds under pressure to open US skies to drones

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    Feds under pressure to open US skies to drones - Yahoo! News

    As a paraglider driver, who neither files flight plans, carries a transponder nor shows up on radar, I say no friggin' way!....This is a wreck just waiting to happen.

    Discuss.
     
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    So that's how you manage pull it off! :lol:
     
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    not only that but the mexicans fly drugs in using drones,, next they add illegals.
     
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    if we don't let the govt watch us every second, the terrorists win.

    if you're doing nothing wrong, then you have nothing to fear.

    the check's in the mail.

    that is all.
     
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    Actually, my concerns are more of practicality than anything else.

    An unpiloted aircraft just doesn't have the visual scanning ability and decision making powers of a live pilot. Then, you introduce that drone into an urban airspace, that has a lot of pilots taking all sorts of ad hoc flight paths (i.e Los Angeles), and you have a recipe for disaster.
     
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    I think you have to have an appointment to fly into LA..
     
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    The traffic/police chase choppers don't....They're the ones with the most laissez-faire flight paths.

    Not to mention that when summer rolls around, there a lots and lots of HGs and PGs going on X-country flights...They don't file flight plans or carry transponders.
     

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