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Old 20th Feb 2018, 11:42
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chopjock
 
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What the heck do you mean by that;
The report was about jet airliners, not slow moving rotory.
Helicopters pilots are trained to see and avoid birds. If a drone was spotted in the area, about the same size as a bird, probably travelling no faster than a bird, surely the pilots would spot the drone because they had been warned to look out for them as they do for birds?
How many actual drone strikes have there been v actual bird strikes recorded? What are the actual chances of a collision with a drone? Having been warned there was a drone seen in the area the pilots could keep an eye out, as they should be anyway for birds?
Therefore why ground operations if the pilots had been warned to look out for them?
Drones share the same space as helicopters for filming power boat racing with no associated hysteria.

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