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Old 26th Sep 2017, 18:48
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My point is not/was not to 'dis' drones, just to caution that some are raising their expectations of these mobile cameras way above their current capabilities.

As you say they are great for such as SAR, Electrical Grid inspections, road and bridge inspections, cell tower inspections, building safety surveys etc.

Unfortunately - and there is significant evidence of it in the USA - organisations are shutting down aircraft operations in favour of drones apparently in the belief that the service will be the same.
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 00:52
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 13:46
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An attack on a head of state: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45073385

There was a chap on Radio 4 talking about anti drone measures and one thing he mentioned was targeting off-the-shelf ones via vulnerabilities. I'm not sure if that was limited to pure software ones.
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 13:56
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Lee Harvey Oswald was here...With a drone pilot...
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 15:41
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I would like to be positive about drones but I expect that there will be a lot of bad news before we get proper benefit from drone use. The main reason that I cannot be positive about drones is that every single amateur user, and some professional users, seems happy to break the rules. It's like, 'The CAA says I can only do this and this but look what I can do!' and off they go, higher and farther. So I can understand why so many helicopter pilots think of drones in terms of "Look, someone has invented something else that can kill me."

There are also many highly responsible commercial drone pilots out there who have the discipline that one expects from a professional pilot and who work with the regulator to advance the craft. However, this is a sector where the idiot-to-professional ratio exceeds all previous records.
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Old 10th Aug 2018, 00:14
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Old 11th Aug 2018, 14:07
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I would like to be positive about drones but I expect that there will be a lot of bad news before we get proper benefit from drone use. The main reason that I cannot be positive about drones is that every single amateur user, and some professional users, seems happy to break the rules. It's like, 'The CAA says I can only do this and this but look what I can do!' and off they go, higher and farther. So I can understand why so many helicopter pilots think of drones in terms of "Look, someone has invented something else that can kill me."

There are also many highly responsible commercial drone pilots out there who have the discipline that one expects from a professional pilot and who work with the regulator to advance the craft. However, this is a sector where the idiot-to-professional ratio exceeds all previous records.
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 11:14
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 13:33
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Major disruption by drone with serious economic consequences: Gatwick drone(s)
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