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The agency has a new problem....

Discussion in 'FAA News, Opinion and Articles' started by Rotorruss, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. Rotorruss

    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    This will be an interesting investigation. Whether the instructor lost control of the helicopter from a drone or an instructional error will be difficult to prove.

    I hope they can find who was flying this drone if that is the case!
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    ...unless they have the drone carcass, it will be tough to get the operator, unless they confess. What was the helicopter doing in a remote area?? Where they authorized to be there?? Was it on private property?? Would we be talking about this if it was a bird that appeared in front of them??

    I wonder if the "biggly one" will exempt the agency from his 2 for 1 rule change??

    https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/ALPA-NATCA-Urge-Drone-Regulation-230304-1.html
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Yes a lot of problems with this investigation. Ii will probably come back on the instructor unless somehow it could be proven that a drone was the cause......
     
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    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member V

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    A DJI Phantom that left scratches would be in the grass next to the heli with broken props....
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    ...maybe the instructor had a few drone parts on board for a "throw down" collision?? It worked in the cop movies!! Barf!!!
     
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    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member V

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    Excellent idea!! (If I was a heli instructor...)
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    Oh, the conspiracy theories that could be thought up. There are countless drone videos interacting with "manned aircraft". It's just a matter of time before we have a "mid air" resulting in a fatality.
     
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