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Drone Flys UNDER landing aircraft at Gander NLFD airport.

Discussion in 'News' started by Scradam, Aug 29, 2015.

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    Really? Works for me...
     
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    Drones are not the problem to aviation.
    Pilot reports of close calls with drones rise enormously - CNET

    For Pilots, Birds Are A Greater Threat Than Drones - Vocativ

    http://www.newsweek.com/greater-threat-airplanes-birds-not-drones-362708

    Hell, people are freaked out that they sell quads inside the airport. Really?

    Drones terrify pilots, so why are they sold at Newark airport?

    Funny, all you hear is negative press. Never hear about the SAR missions, and the plenty benefits that are offered, along with how much safer they are to use rather than any Helicopter when it comes to filming. Hell, Drones probably have saved quite a few lives just in being a safer alternative to areal footage. .
     
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    Yes, I get a screen that says retry or go back
     
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    It's the same as guns don't kill people, it's the operators that do. I agree Darmie.
     
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    Worked for me. The news however lack details as always. We know it was an "international" airport, which means s..., the aircraft was a C152 which simply means he may or may not be flying the path you would expect an airliner to fly during approach etc.

    I dont take this lightly, and I support fair enforcement and punishment as I am flying prop aircrafts everyday myself. But the media is actively seeking news like this and pilots usually overreact with things like these. I will never forget the desperate green laser reports at 3,000ft or a few jets reporting a rescue flare overhead (it was a meteoroid)!
     
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    Ok I do not doubt that some of these incidents are real but has anyone ever seen a video or photo of even just one of these incidents? This is a serious question.
     
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    that Drone they had to shoot DOWN and the Pilot had to get a severe ticket (at least twice the price of his Drone)
     
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    If someone was to do something like this, I doubt posting pics or video to incriminate themselves would be a high priority.
     
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    That being said though, if they are dumb enough to do it in the first place, then all bets are off on brain power / common sense to NOT incriminate themselves.
     
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    IF this did happen, what was this idiot doing flying his drone under a glide scope? That is the type we need to get rid of or else we will all lose the hobby we love. Speak out at every opportunity friends: responsible fliers observe ALL regulations and show consideration for others. If they break the rules and get punished I have absolutely no sympathy whatsoever.
     
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    I think your being an idiot. Especially from Gander, an aviation town, you should know better regardless of your expertise. If you were that smart getting permission would have been wise. I've been in aviation all my life and remember you might be expert but the pilot that sees you or anyone else that sees you may not know that. Come on man...smarten up
     
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    My comment was to the drone operator or course. Not to you. Sorry if there was a misunderstanding
     
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    I think the offenders are few in number. Unfortunately legislators make laws based on the lowest common denominator
     
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    For those that cant open the joke 'Breaking News'!!


    Drone passes below flight heading into Gander International Airport
    A pilot operating a flight into Gander International Airport reported that a drone passed below the aircraft during a descent onto the runway.
    A CADORS report indicates the pilot of an Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 reported seeing a drone pass about 30 metres below the plane on Thursday.
    The pilot reported the incident to the Gander Tower.
    The RCMP were notified, and officers attempted to locate the drone as well as the drone operator, but were not successful.
     
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    I'll bet the idiots that fly quads near airports are from the same gene pool as those other idiots that shine lasers into the cockpits when the planes are landing.
    Just a hunch of course.
     
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    Also of note , in the article they show a pic of a Phantom, which if I am correct, a Phantom would allow itself to get this close to a major airport. Could have been a homemade job, but people who read the article , that see a Phantom , will immediate associate them with this incident. Bad press for not just drone operators, but especially Phantom pilots.
     
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    There is no image in the article for me.
     
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    Sorry I guess it's in the headline to the story
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