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Drone shot down while attempting to monitor live pigeon shoot

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by ATCclears, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    Somebody has too much money and free time on their hands lol....pigeon shoot? Surveillance drone? Snipers? Really? I'd wager money that the shooters where his guys, plan b if they couldn't catch any "pigeon abuse" on tape. (why don't smileys work here) Or the whole story is bs - who would send air recon for pigeons :p
     
  3. sl98023r

    sl98023r Federal Way New Member

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    Good shooting...the article says drones are completely legal. Not according to the FAA.
     
  4. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  5. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Their so called "Drone" looks like it's controlled by an iPad.
     
  6. Spad

    Spad Kennewick,WA, the desert side Active Member

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    The guy who made the shot should get a reward and medal:)......Spad
     
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  7. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    This is just a simple RC aircraft with a camera attached. I dont think it falls under FAA jurisdiction as long as its not flown in an airway or terminal control area and below certain altitudes.
    IMHO the guy could possibly be cited for flying it over a highway.
    Glad it was taken out. Maybe the plantation should get an RC of their own and stafe the heck out of it next time.
     
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    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    The plantation just needs one of these :laugh:

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