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Old 06-23-2014, 05:03 PM   #1
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:19 PM   #2
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I wonder if the FAA will allow drones to deliver beer to Goshen????
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:20 PM   #3
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I wonder if the FAA will allow drones to deliver beer to Goshen????
One could only hope!
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It would probably reduce traffic in town by 50% or so.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:07 PM   #5
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It would probably reduce traffic in town by 50% or so.
I wonder if they could just parachute it in?
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:00 PM   #6
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I was just reading about pizza being delivered by drones in Russia.

I do like the idea of beer delivery at Goshen, as long as it gets delivered who cares how it gets to me.
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It would probably reduce traffic in town by 50% or so.
It might in town,but not in the air. That's what the FAA is concerned about.
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I don't know if the term "drone" refers to a completely autonomous air vehicle, controlled by an on-board computer, or to a radio-controlled model airplane/helicopter. I wish the media would explain the difference in their reports.

I would be very concerned about the former, particularly at low altitudes in the vicinity of airports. I dread to see the first fiery crash of a large commercial jet after colliding with a "drone".

If "drone" means the latter, it might be OK if they stay away from airports' approach and departure areas, which Federal regulations require. Hell, you can't even fly a kite close to an airport ILS approach without the Feds getting on your case.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:52 PM   #9
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It's all fun and games until......

Seattle Woman Sees Drone Peeping Into Her Apartment Window « CBS Seattle

I'm bettin' this drone owner won't get his FAA approval. /snark


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Close encounters with small drones on rise | The Washington Post
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The one that I am aware of is a remotely piloted aircraft and does not support autonomous flight. There are also some restrictions such as they have to keep the aircraft in sight at all times. It is also only approved for BP to use in monitoring its pipe lines, roads ,etc in Alaska.
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