The path not taken.
- Oct 9, 2009
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Jemiba said:... In the sum, we'll probably see quite a lot of years passing by, before "the sky above is filled with drones" !
Jemiba said:A good example to my opinion, how (private) drones are dealt with in the media is the report
about a " drone, that crashed to the ground, just about 2 meters from German chancellor Angela
Merkel during a pre-election party in Dresden. She wasn't hurt by that incident ..."
Launched by a big German broadcasting station, this report was copied by several other
stations and newspapers, sometimes even with some additional embroidery.
You can see that "attack" in this video:
Dragon029 said:....how easily someone could build a weaponised quadcopter (eg, fit it with a ball-bearing bomb)
and fly it right up to the leader of a G8 nation.
Grey Havoc said:http://gizmodo.com/report-the-faas-drone-registry-will-be-public-includin-1748793059
But according to a report from Forbes, all those names and addresses will eventually be publicly available.
Plans for the commercial rollout of drones in the US have run into trouble as a powerful coalition of groups has united to oppose a key set of proposals by the country’s aviation regulator. The plans from the Federal Aviation Administration, which would force drone flyers to allow their aircraft to be identified remotely, are intended to ensure that commercial flights by companies such as Amazon can operate alongside amateur machines. However, groups including drone makers and amateur model aircraft enthusiasts have voiced their opposition, arguing that the regulations would be unnecessarily onerous. Arguments over drone identification have been a long-running obstacle to commercial flying, and many in the industry believe the widespread opposition to the FAA’s latest proposals is likely to lead to further turbulence.