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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by simon99, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just get the sheep more and more used to the eventuality ......


    FAA Decision Clears The Way For Testing Of Drones In Oregon

    OPB | Dec. 30, 2013 1:15 p.m. | Bend, Oregon


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    David Nogueras


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    Ore. Among States Picked For Drone Test Flights

    The Federal Aviation Administration will soon allow the testing of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, in the skies above Oregon. On Monday, the FAA announced it had selected a joint proposal from Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii to be among six newly designated drone testing sites across the US.

    In Oregon, the consortium plans to operate test ranges near Pendleton, Tillamook and Warm Springs. Congress is requiring the FAA to integrate drones into the national airspace by 2015. Oregon, along with the other sites, will play a role in making sure that’s done safely, said Rick Spinrad.

    He’s vice president for research at Oregon State University, one of the partners in the consortium.

    “You may have seen the 60 Minutes piece Amazon.com delivering your new razor on a unmanned aerial system right to your front door. Well, the technology may be there, but the controls, the regulations, to do that - what, when, how to fly - are going to have to be tested,” Spinrad said.

    Spinrad said he’s hoping the FAA will clear the first flights for take-off this spring, if not sooner.
     
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    I wish them luck if they want to do that over on the coast! :laugh: My package from Amazon would end up in Newport or Bandon!!
     
  3. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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  4. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    25 plastic shotshells? I had no idea it was that easy to take down a drone;)
     
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  5. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Ya' just have to lead 'em correctly. :thumbup:
     
  6. 44mag2ndamend

    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    I am going autoloader!
     
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  7. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Barrets do it wit style though
     
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  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Ducks and geese fear me during hunting season... wayward drones will too. ;)
     
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