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Old 01-26-2015, 03:10 PM
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Just do it! Some say, i'm not ama,fine,i fly on my own property,fine,i have permission to fly here,fine,i love the ama fine,i only fly at club field,fine. Become a member of the ama get a number,put your number on your aircraft make it a nation wide data base to state and local gov. you know like a stnkin regestration number on aircraft,boats and cars. If not,get caught get screwed!!!!
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Old 01-26-2015, 03:18 PM
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fly by the rules if not and your caught suspention? fines?lawsuits?prison? GREAT!!!! just like driving your car,boat, motorcycle,AIRPLANE.If we do not become one their will be nothing for all. it's 2015 not 1970.
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Old 01-26-2015, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by joebahl View Post
Yea i dont think your going to hear to much from the goofs in AMA who let them in ,better to bury their heads in the sand and hide. joe
Gee Joe, you must have missed this......

“We are glad to hear this was an innocent case of someone not realizing the implications of his actions, but this incident shows that education is needed to ensure unmanned aircraft are operated safely and responsibly. Although the UAS operator did not intend to cross over onto the White House lawn, the flight itself violated the Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ) surrounding the U.S. Capital. For this reason, AMA has been working with the industry and the FAA to educate UAS operators on the safe and responsible use of the technology through our ‘Know Before You Fly’ campaign. We are continuing to get word out through this campaign to help to prevent future incidents like this.” Dave Mathewson, AMA Executive Director
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Old 01-26-2015, 03:57 PM
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Its idiots like that guy that are going to put a hurt on our hobby I hope they prosecute him to the full extent.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:05 PM
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2nd that for sure. The FBI has the guy and he is cooperating fully with them. He told the FBI, "I wanted to see how it flew in bad weather." REALLY - at 3:00 am. Chic
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:48 PM
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It's not a "drone". It's a quadcopter. Wish the news media would get it right.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:59 PM
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He can say what he wants he new what he was doing most of these quadcopters have home return and what was he doing flying so close to controlled airspace anyways. Unless he was trying to be cute about it.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:05 PM
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As Bugs Bunny would say: "What a maroon" Unfortunately it's way more serious than that. What a frickin' idiot.
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:20 PM
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Actually, this bodes well for me. As a private pilot and a part-time commercial (architectural) photographer, I believe I represent the future of quadcopter pilots.
I wrote a lengthy response to the AMA back in July, based on reading all the related documents to their rulings.
I forecast that to fly quads in the future, especially FPV and/or for hire (commercially, for pay) one will need to complete at least part of a pilot's certificate.
This incident today was bound to happen - it was just expedited by this clueless gent.

One thing, quads are less conspicuous than a model airplane, can be launched and returned with much more maneuverability, all the while being less conspicuous.
The potential for nefarious intent thus increases, thus an increased determination to control their use.

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Old 01-26-2015, 07:33 PM
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How many of you have been to the White House lately?.. its surrounded by a fence albeit not a great one! People jump the fence and run into the White House!
People protest outside the fence all the time.. Its not like its a HIGH SECURITY place. It sure in hell is not camp david.
So an employee messes up and flies a quad onto the lawn.. big deal.
Its not like there is anything else on the planet to really worry about
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:13 PM
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I want photo of this event on a bumper sticker captioned, "WHAT DIFFERANCE DOES IT MAKE''


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Old 01-26-2015, 10:43 PM
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Isn't it amazing how only the "Tin Foil Hats" were predicting things like this coming true just a few years ago...?
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:21 PM
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Why worry about a quad when a man can jump the fence and run into the the East Wing of the White House? I'm just saying. Some security, huh? And the FAA and AMA are gonna take care of this mess? Hmmm, don't think so. Just what this hobby needs at times like this.
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:49 AM
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Does anyone have a brain anymore???..I heard this on the news tonight,,,and KNEW a thread would be started.... WHAT AN IDIOT this guy is....guys like these will KILL your hobby... I don't fly drones,,,but you better get a handle on it,,,or they will....what a dumbass!!
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:34 AM
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Just saw this video posted on WSJ last night discussing the incident and drones/quadcopters....what they are and aren't capable of doing

http://www.wsj.com/video/white-house...ng_now_video_3

Probably one of the most intelligent pieces of information for the masses currently out there
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by TimJ View Post
....Also what I don't buy is the fact
that 3am a government employee was flying a multi-rotor. I smell a cover story.........
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Hmmmmm.

Let's See: You got Senators like Chuck Schumer, the NYPD, Elements of the Media and other Folks, all SCREAMING for Tough Restrictions on (ALL) "Civilian" Remotely Piloted Aircraft and Then, by "Sheer Coincidence" a GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE Just Happens to "Lose Control" of One over the White House Lawn at 3 A.M.???

I Don't Smell a "Cover Story."
I Smell a SETUP.....,

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Old 01-27-2015, 03:55 AM
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Well the good old AMA is Pro anything thing that will bring in the $$
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The sky is not falling and not everyone is drinking Kool-Aid:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...is-very-small/
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:25 AM
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Are ya sure the Secret Service didn't have something to do with this crash while O'B was away in India.
Besides it'a Quadcopter not a drone stop referring to them as drones .
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:23 AM
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CNN needs ratings. Its all about ratings and advertising dollars. Of course the news outlets are going to dramatize or even add satire to their reports.

This will blow over and be forgotten. the world is not coming to an end.

Our hobby is NOT coming to an end.

The world will not self destruct tomorrow......................
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by redtail View Post
2nd that for sure. The FBI has the guy and he is cooperating fully with them. He told the FBI, "I wanted to see how it flew in bad weather." REALLY - at 3:00 am. Chic
Lots of government jobs have night shifts, could be he was on his lunch break.
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Originally Posted by pkoury View Post
Lots of government jobs have night shifts, could be he was on his lunch break.
Or maybe in the SS
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Originally Posted by mordock999 View Post
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Hmmmmm.

Let's See: You got Senators like Chuck Schumer, the NYPD, Elements of the Media and other Folks, all SCREAMING for Tough Restrictions on (ALL) "Civilian" Remotely Piloted Aircraft and Then, by "Sheer Coincidence" a GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE Just Happens to "Lose Control" of One over the White House Lawn at 3 A.M.???

I Don't Smell a "Cover Story."
I Smell a SETUP.....,
That is an interesting hypothesis, would the Federal Government ever stoop that low?
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:52 AM
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The AMA clowns are interested in money only !
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Originally Posted by BobH View Post
So an employee messes up and flies a quad onto the lawn.. big deal.
Its not like there is anything else on the planet to really worry about
Exactly the precise problem over all. ( sigh )
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