CNN, FAA are working together to advance drone usage in professional journalism

By Shawn Knight ยท 8 replies
Jan 12, 2015
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  1. Drones are typically associated with hobbyists and geeks but the reality is that there are a growing number of industries that could benefit greatly from the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,877   +1,297

    Stock tip: the next big thing will anti-drone drones. I guess they won 't stop proliferating this nightmare tech until drones start blowing up buildings in the US. I give it two years, tops.
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,355   +2,002

    Hmmmm .... we already have anti-drones in Tennessee. It's called a Red Neck with a shotgun ....
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  4. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +651

    I just wish they would stop calling them drones. Because of the lack of understanding, lack of education of the bulk of the population (I'm just speaking for USA), when people here the word "drone" they thing something that carries bombs or missiles. What these hobbyist devices are, is nothing more than an advanced version of what I've screwed around with since I was a kid... and "RC" remote controlled airplane.
    Ever since this "drone" crap started, every time you get your plane or helicopter out to fly it, someone will usually ask, "is that a drone?", if it was a drone, I would be dropping bombs, not just flying around taking pictures of birds in trees, buildings etc...
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  5. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,355   +2,002

    Not to be mistaken with one segment of a bee colony, aka: drones. So if it runs into you and chops off an ear, would that be like getting stung .... just different?
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703

    What I classify as a drone is the real deal that has been automated or remote piloted, therefor removing the need for a real pilot to be on board.
  7. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Meanwhile cops across the country are confiscating people's quadcopters, and threatening to file criminal charges against people for taking aerial video as a hobby. The FAA also just reclassified them as aircraft subject to faa regulations, so professional aerial photographers can expect to pay fees out the wazoo.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703

    Of course, leaches (FAA) gotta make their money somewhere. As if police don't already have enough to do as it is.
  9. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    lol poor hobbyists

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