Drones out-number planes

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Drones out-number planes

Postby Flocker » Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:47 pm


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Re: Drones out-number planes

Postby MrMorden » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:10 pm



Not surprising. Drones cost as little as fifty bucks, airplanes are...more expensive.

Honestly, all the breathless talk about the danger drones pose to aviation is overblown, IMO. There are many times more birds than there will ever be drones, and they have about the same mass. We survive birds sharing the sky with us. :mrgreen:
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Re: Drones out-number planes

Postby 3Dreaming » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:31 pm

The FAA registering drones is kind of a misnomer. That is what they call it, but that is not what it is. What they are really doing is registering pilots. The numbers are over inflated, because the new rule required people who have been flying model airplanes for years under AMA guidelines to register so they can continue to fly those airplanes. My 13 year old and I have registered because we fly model airplanes.

If you take away the model aircraft pilots flying under AMA guidelines that in 2012 Congress said the FAA could not regulate I am sure the numbers would be quite different.

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Re: Drones out-number planes

Postby Wm.Ince » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:20 pm

MrMorden wrote:. . . There are many times more birds than there will ever be drones, and they have about the same mass. We survive birds sharing the sky with us.

There's a big difference between the two though . . . the birds actually know what they're doing.
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Re: Drones out-number planes

Postby MrMorden » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:12 pm

Wm.Ince wrote:
MrMorden wrote:. . . There are many times more birds than there will ever be drones, and they have about the same mass. We survive birds sharing the sky with us.

There's a big difference between the two though . . . the birds actually know what their doing.


LOL. But they don't know what I'M going to do. Hell, most of the time neither do I! ;)
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Re: Drones out-number planes

Postby Wm.Ince » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:37 pm

MrMorden wrote:
Wm.Ince wrote:
MrMorden wrote:. . . There are many times more birds than there will ever be drones, and they have about the same mass. We survive birds sharing the sky with us.
There's a big difference between the two though . . . the birds actually know what they're doing.
LOL. But they don't know what I'M going to do. Hell, most of the time neither do I! ;)

That makes two of us! :D
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Re: Drones out-number planes

Postby Flocker » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:12 pm

FYI - Skyvector added a DROTAM overlay on their charts. Pretty interesting how many DROTAMs there are now across the US.

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Re: Drones out-number planes

Postby MrMorden » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:57 pm

Flocker wrote:FYI - Skyvector added a DROTAM overlay on their charts. Pretty interesting how many DROTAMs there are now across the US.


DROTAM :lol: :lol: :lol:
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