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You know the end is coming when crap like this starts showing up online. We’ve had drones landing on the White House lawn, we’ve heard first hand reports of commercial pilots encountering drones on approach and now, we see the above video in which a reckless drone operator is intentially approaching a Frontier Airlines passenger jet.
The incident occurred near McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. According to PetaPixel, “the video was originally posted to a Facebook group called ‘1% FPV’ by a ‘James Jayo Older’ with the caption: ‘Found the SD card.. 1%ers only.'”
Other than the obvious threat to the safety of the people on board the jet, this is terrible PR for an industry that is still finding its way through technological and regulatory hurdles. We’ve come so far in both areas over the past couple years. However, it just takes one major incident to crush the industry. With idiots like this flying drones, it seems almost inevitable.
This guy is a better drone pilot than you.
In this seamless flight, drone pilot Paul Nurkkala toys with a passing train by performing a variety of stunts around, and even under, the train.
I’ll be honest; I get sucked into the drone racing shows on TV. Personally, I have to worry about hitting a tree in an open field, but this is just next level stuff.
Yes, he probably broke a dozen or so laws in the process, and scared one train conductor for sure, but it was an incredible moment when he passed under the train between the tracks and the bottom of the train car. While it looked like he knicked the edge of the train car, his drone lived to tell about it.
Kudos for the incredible flight, and don’t try this at home folks!
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I’ve been flying Yuneec’s Q500 Typhoon 4K quadcopter for several months. It is the total package from what you want and expect from a drone for the serious consumer. I’m a huge fan and all-aboard the Yuneec train.
I was introduced to Yuneec in April 2015 at NAB and got the chance to try out the Q500 series last fall. This review is long overdue but the recent price drops across the Typhoon line make them more attractive than ever and have nudged me to spread the word about this great little drone.
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