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Chit-chat / Re: Close encounter with drone
« Last post by Dan_Root on October 11, 2017, 08:41:01 AM »
46 seconds, I see it now.  That is pretty scary.  I know drones have value, but seems like 90% of them are toys and not being managed properly.
Chit-chat / Re: Close encounter with drone
« Last post by Domenick on October 11, 2017, 08:02:19 AM »
Where were you?
They were on final approach. The runway is clearly visible.
Chit-chat / Re: ADS-B Early Experience
« Last post by on October 10, 2017, 09:24:24 PM »
... 1090ES actually obsoletes the need to hand out codes and ask tail number/type/eqiuip...

And that is exactly why I choose 978 UAT...I’ll cling to the last remaining bit of privacy available.

Chit-chat / Re: Close encounter with drone
« Last post by groupw on October 10, 2017, 09:00:59 PM »
No problem, the FAA solved the drone problem some time ago simply by requiring all drone operators to register their drones. So this one surely has, since they're all law abiding citizens. All you need to do is remember the registration number boldly painted on the side of the drone and report it. Then the FAA will track down the owner and pull his drone license.

Chit-chat / Re: Close encounter with drone
« Last post by motoadve on October 10, 2017, 07:35:51 PM »
Drone pilot was gone by the time I shut off and parked.
Chit-chat / Re: Amazing Drone Video
« Last post by will moffitt on October 10, 2017, 05:59:13 PM »
That guy needs a Pitts.

Chit-chat / Re: Amazing Drone Video
« Last post by JRo on October 10, 2017, 03:31:43 PM »
Definitely cool to watch on my computer, and appreciate the skill.  It's funny how perspective matters.  I'm not sure I would have felt the same way were I the conductor, or somebody fishing on the river.  Thanks for sharing though.
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Chit-chat / Re: Close encounter with drone
« Last post by Wombat on October 10, 2017, 09:46:06 AM »
Did you find and talk to the drone pilot?
Chit-chat / Re: Close encounter with drone
« Last post by tonyrob on October 10, 2017, 09:44:18 AM »
It shows as a white dot, on left of plane and moving opposite direction, slightly higher. Starts at 46 seconds.
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