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Incredible story...

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:47 pm
by aardvark_admin
The Newark Airport was closed for a time today because a pilot reported seeing a drone.

Sounds reasonable doesn't it?

Well how about the fact that the sighting was 20 miles from the airport that they closed?

Drone hysteria gone just a little too far perhaps?

One has to ask... why don't airports get closed whenever someone sees a gull or a goose or some similarly large bird within 20 miles? Every year birdstrikes cause US$400 million in damage and regularly claim lives -- but recreational multirotor drones have caused a single death, even on the very few evidenced instances when they have collided with an aircraft.

How crazy has the world become today?

Re: Incredible story...

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:05 am
by phill
https://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=283490
looks like they add the word confirmed now .. but with no references as to how

Re: Incredible story...

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:33 am
by aardvark_admin
phill wrote:https://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=283490
looks like they add the word confirmed now .. but with no references as to how

Confirmed -- don't make me laugh.

Neither NZCIty nor NZHerald even got the altitude right. Apparently it was 365m or 1,200 feet.

https://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-tro ... ne-spotted

Seriously, does anyone believe *anything* they read in the "news" these days?

Re: Incredible story...

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:51 pm
by aardvark_admin
And.... right on cue... Tim Robinson (head snowflake for NZALPA) wades in with demands that drones be registered and a crack-down be instigated

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/new ... d=12195593

Predictable and outrageous -- in light of the fact that this was (in my honest opinion) just an orchestrated deception designed to give Mr Robinson another opportunity to appear in the limelight and vilify the drone community.

Re: Incredible story...

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:36 pm
by aardvark_admin
So I have issued Mr Robinson a challege. Do you think he'll front and be prepared to engage in a live on-air debate with me?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0xTquTqa8I