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Posted by on Dec 25, 2014 in Business, Featured, Holidays, Science & Technology | 4 comments

FAA Issues Safety Warning As Drones Become Popular Gifts

The FAA is concerned that the thousands of Americans who find unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, under their Christmas trees this year might end up on Santa’s naughty list, and have issued a warning for budding pilots. Drones are among the most-wanted gifts this Christmas, and manufacturers have sold 200,000 units a month in 2014, a…

  • StockboyLA

    Oh great. This is all we need. Now terrorists don’t need to bypass airport security. They can bring down planes by flying drones into jet engines.

  • JSpencer

    Guess I’ll need to get some birdshot for the old side by side. Gotta protect my airspace don’cha know!

  • The_Ohioan

    So….what electronic devices are available to shut down any drone whose cameras are looking at you on your own property? Birdshot would probably work, but we really should seek 24 hour security from intrusion.

    I can see this is going to be a real problem for the marijuana growers and the militia groups.

  • archangel

    I hope Ron B will weigh in. Drones apparently are great for doing aerial photos. That would be so cool but what if it crashed out of reach like on the mountain … a bunch of money to not get the pix. But if you could do what now costs an private Piper ride with a drone, and it didnt crash, that would be very cool

    I think too of the down side of drones, remember Bezos thought aha new quicker delivery system for ‘stuff’… and we talked about how thugettes would line up to bring those down and liberate the merchandise, lol, also but thinking too about toxins and two words: water supply,

    I wonder if govmint will foresee safety rather than chase after too late.

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