Drying up the talent pool (18 Feb, 2019)

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Drying up the talent pool (18 Feb, 2019)

Postby aardvark_admin » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:53 am

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Where will we find the eager, enthusiastic, passionate young people to continue developing aviation and aerospace technology -- once governments have effectively killed the hobby of RC model and drone flying?

With so many iconic pioneers such as Sir Frank Whittle and Neil Armstrong having first developed a passion for model aircraft, it is clear that this hobby has played a huge role in the advancement of aviation and aerospace technologies -- so will the elimination of the hobby effectively destroy that pool of talent?

And where is the justification for this careful destruction of what has historically proven itself to be one of the safest hobbies *ever*?

Why do you now need a license to own a drone in the USA but no license to own a gun?

Why are countries such as Canada, the UK and Australia mandating a minimum age of 16 for flying RC models and drones when most of our aviation pioneers and innovators were involved in the hobby from a much younger age?

And now, how does the UK justify passing special "search and seizure" laws that give police the right to stop and search you for possessing a drone within 5Km of an airport -- especially when, despite the hysteria, there has been no evidence that the Gatwick incident was anything other than hysteria and there is no evidenced instance of a drone ever colliding with an airliner?

Has the world gone made and what is the *real* reason behind all these draconian regulations and attitudes?
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Re: Drying up the talent pool (18 Feb, 2019)

Postby goosemoose » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:00 am

aardvark_admin wrote:Where will we find the eager, enthusiastic, passionate young people to continue developing aviation and aerospace technology -- once governments have effectively killed the hobby of RC model and drone flying?

You probably won't but just think of the exciting and innovative policy and amazing mouth watering regulation we'll have. It's enough to make Mr Socks and Sandal Wearing, Clipboard Man wet his pants in excitement.
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Re: Drying up the talent pool (18 Feb, 2019)

Postby Perry » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:25 pm

Sadly, our politicians are so stupid, they listen to this drivel.

Be reasonable, Bruce!
As if that was the only drivel they have regard to?
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Re: Drying up the talent pool (18 Feb, 2019)

Postby A Bradford » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:42 pm

This post deserved a little more attention than it got. So I’ll jump in. You made a very good point about the passion, or the lack of, of the young kids these days. You have made that point before. Neil Armstrong and boys in general are very hands on. Neil built a wind tunnel his basement when he was about 10 which shook the house and like you was keen as mustard. You’ve been down the local high school. They had, when I was there, three very good chemistry labs, one excellent physics lab (my favourite) and a biology lab all well equipped with all kinds of groovy things, plus all the good woodworking and metalworking stuff. So did you see the labs? I’ll bet they’ve gone and have been replaced with very boring empty classrooms with boring plain high mobile desks for the occasional bit of boring practical work. They couldn’t make it more boring if they tired. It turns out that all this boyish enthusiasm was oppressing the girls and so schools remodeled to be more conducive to girls’ ways of learning. The result has been that the UN found that boys trail girls in overall educational markers in every single one of the seventy developed nations. Boys are more likely to, drop out, have lower class rank, repeat a grade, get special education or develop a learning disability. Boys are less likely to start university and are less likely to graduate. Boys lack male parents and teachers as role models. Boys suffer more violence. Teenage suicide levels are the same across genders at fourteen but after that boys rate increases at every age while girls is decreasing. Men in their mid-twenties are six times more likely to commit suicide than women. The girls have flourished even if they haven’t exactly taken to the STEM fields with gusto but it has been a dramatic downfall for the boys. They haven’t just remained static they’ve actually gone backwards. This is seen by authorities as “more” equality. But of course the big picture is much larger, this is just the way our cultural overlords want it. The drone rules are just an innocent victim caught up in this larger agenda.

Here is an interesting comment left on “The Australian” by someone called Vince today. I thought it nicely summed up what you are up against…

“Here's a free history lesson for the thinkers of society: The whole aim of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Hitler, Mao and all the other socialist dictators the world has had to endure was to sew confusion, mistrust, class envy and immorality into the population under the guise of "social justice" and "social equality", with the ultimate mission of breaking down society and the family unit in order to enable the installation of a New World Order Marxist government. The UN and EU, under the same banner as the above dictators, have the same mission, and the socialist politicians and agitators we have to continue to endure (including Labor, Greens, Getup, Socialist Alliance and the Turnbull acolytes in Australia) are driven by that same neo-socialist ideology toward supranational one world government. World leaders such as Gutteres, Merkel, May, Macron, Trudeau, Sanchez, Maharashtra, Costa, Turnbull, Clinton, Shorten, Rudd, Gillard, and many more are all on the same guided mission of enslaving the entire world's population for the benefit of the select elite few. The national public education systems have been ruthlessly applied to indoctrinate our children toward that end. The MSM is owned by a select few with the same mission of propaganda toward that end. Identity politics, class envy, increasing taxation (including the global warming sham, national debt and inflation) and mass illegal immigration are all being applied to break down borders toward that end. Conspiracy theory? Read this comment again in 30 years (if you are allowed to).”

I do admire your fight but we’re up against a formidable and organised foe. Nothing is going to happen to encourage boys, with their boisterous ways of leaning, any time soon. I also think RC’s future is bleak, the kids just aren’t coming through, for the very reasons you have previously documented, namely regulation.

Enjoy your posts Bruce, they are always thought provoking, and you raise issues that most people never see.
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Re: Drying up the talent pool (18 Feb, 2019)

Postby aardvark_admin » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:46 am

A Bradford wrote:Enjoy your posts Bruce, they are always thought provoking, and you raise issues that most people never see.

Why thank you kind sir... and I sadly concede that you are probably dead right with your synopsis of the causes and agendas involved :-(
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Re: Drying up the talent pool (18 Feb, 2019)

Postby phill » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:31 am

cheer up
things may just be transitioning
out of all my nieces and nephews the only one mad keen on learning to fly a quad copter is .. one of my nieces
( ,,,,,,,, ....... A E I O U use em sparingly theres probably not enough )

i might live and eat in a sewer .. but hey look how many of these shiney things i have got
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Re: Drying up the talent pool (18 Feb, 2019)

Postby Perry » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:17 am

A Bradford wrote:The MSM is owned by a select few with the same mission of propaganda toward that end.

Is that a typo? As in should be MSN? Or is it something else I know not wot of?
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