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Old 07-11-2015, 07:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default FAA: Drone flies near Charlotte airport 3000 ft

What a idiot http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/loca...airport/nmw8X/
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Old 07-11-2015, 10:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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why in the hell are all of these so high up??? I get to the 400' ceiling and I see no need to go higher....
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why in the hell are all of these so high up??? I get to the 400' ceiling and I see no need to go higher....
People see these videos on YouTube of others flying up in the clouds and just want to recreate that. Just look at 99% of the videos on YouTube. It's mostly inane nonsense where the person thinks they're providing useful information or unique content when it's really just an avenue to inflate their own egos. It's no different here. We can only hope this knucklehead doesn't watch the news and is stupid enough to upload the video to show off to his mom.
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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People see these videos on YouTube of others flying up in the clouds and just want to recreate that. Just look at 99% of the videos on YouTube. It's mostly inane nonsense where the person thinks they're providing useful information or unique content when it's really just an avenue to inflate their own egos. It's no different here. We can only hope this knucklehead doesn't watch the news and is stupid enough to upload the video to show off to his mom.
Add in the fact that that would take so freaking long to come back down that it wouldn't even be worth it.... Seriously 2100' is nuts high. There is no way in hell that guy built/bought something that is capable of that without running into some sort of warning from someone....
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Old 07-11-2015, 02:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I know pilots usually have excellent vision but how did he see it when his focus is in the cockpit on final approach? How did he see such a tiny object against a bright sky a hundred feet (he said) away?
You have to keep in mind they would blow by that thing at well over 200 miles per hour. That's like being a dragster doing 300 miles per hour and noticing a fly on the center line.
I'm thinking this may just be the pilot's 15 mins of fame.
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Old 07-11-2015, 03:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I know pilots usually have excellent vision but how did he see it when his focus is in the cockpit on final approach? How did he see such a tiny object against a bright sky a hundred feet (he said) away?
You have to keep in mind they would blow by that thing at well over 200 miles per hour. That's like being a dragster doing 300 miles per hour and noticing a fly on the center line.
I'm thinking this may just be the pilot's 15 mins of fame.
Thats my other comment but the article does make it sound like a positive identification. But again... That is still there.
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I know pilots usually have excellent vision but how did he see it when his focus is in the cockpit on final approach? How did he see such a tiny object against a bright sky a hundred feet (he said) away?
You have to keep in mind they would blow by that thing at well over 200 miles per hour. That's like being a dragster doing 300 miles per hour and noticing a fly on the center line.
I'm thinking this may just be the pilot's 15 mins of fame.
It could have been silhouetted. If you are supposed to look at someone you will look at something. It seems rare to actually spot it during an eye wander but it's still possible to lock onto it's exact location and be like, drone.

Kind of like oddly looking around and looking directly at someone who is directly looking directly at you but looking at no where else prior to that visual lock-on and no sign to actually look there.
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I wouldnt put it past the FAA to do this themselves just to create the news story. And I'm not joking. It's one of the oldest tricks in the book.
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I wouldnt put it past the FAA to do this themselves just to create the news story. And I'm not joking. It's one of the oldest tricks in the book.
Yep, it seems to use the media to play well to the agenda...
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I know pilots usually have excellent vision but how did he see it when his focus is in the cockpit on final approach? How did he see such a tiny object against a bright sky a hundred feet (he said) away?
You have to keep in mind they would blow by that thing at well over 200 miles per hour. That's like being a dragster doing 300 miles per hour and noticing a fly on the center line.
I'm thinking this may just be the pilot's 15 mins of fame.
Not only what setishock said , but there was an Alaska airline pilot landing at SeaTac and missed the runway completely and landed on a taxi strip. Yet these guys can positively identify a multirotor as they fly by at over 200 mph? Cmon man !! They must think we are stupid.
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I wonder what a "drone" looks like on the airliner's radar?
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I found the chart that these pilots use to identify drones!

http://wordlesstech.com/wp-content/u...-2-640x443.jpg
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:08 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Uff,there is a lot of free space and they must by force reach prohibited spaces?Mah!
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