First! (again) (29 Jun, 2018)

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First! (again) (29 Jun, 2018)

Postby aardvark_admin » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:33 am

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Are these companies serious when they claim "firsts" for things that hobbyists did a decade or more ago?

And what about the legions of desk-pilots sitting in the ivory towers of regulatory authorities who claim that things such as BVLOS are far too dangerous to allow without their oversight? Why are they ignoring the fact that recreational fliers have been doing this sort of thing for over a decade without a single reported instance of damage, injury or death?

Never let the facts get in the way of a good story or good regulations eh?
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Code of Blonduct

Postby Perry » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:03 pm

It's a common syndrome across all gummint departments.

Unless hired as a consultant, any acceptance of 'civilian' know-how is tantamount to an admission of their shortcomings.

Further, there's some sort of unwritten code that - generally - gummint depts consult other gummint depts, thus keeping the gravy-go-round 'in house.'

Even when the 'civilian' know-how is offered gratis on a goodwill basis.
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Re: First! (again) (29 Jun, 2018)

Postby mad » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:33 pm

I blame the MSM simply reposting what they get fed as press releases,

I mean ,heck, they flew a global hawk from California to Adelaide 17 years ago, a skip across the pond would be a cakewalk...

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... d-(aug.-16).html
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Re: First! (again) (29 Jun, 2018)

Postby phill » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:07 pm

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-03/r ... ia/4236306

interesting bit near the end of the article

Mr Aid says despite the capability to fly non-stop missions around the globe, the $200 million Global Hawk still has many critics in the US Air Force: a so-called 'white-scarf brigade' of pilots who fear drones will put them out of a job.

seems its not just selfish nz chopper pilots that have an axe to grind
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