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Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Aug 14, 2017 - 11:37pm PT
Hopefully the guy isn't spraying the desert with lead in the course of having fun with drones.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 15, 2017 - 08:14am PT
JB, thanks for another edition of "Why Britain Is Emasculated".
Lord Nelson surely rolled over.

But they still put on a jolly good show...

Credit: Reilly

Wait, is that a drone just above the palace on the left?
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Boulder climber
Aug 19, 2017 - 10:07pm PT

Ice climber
Aug 19, 2017 - 10:33pm PT
Fairly standard payload for a drones_worth of heroin flying over the Mexican border is about 13 pounds (2017).

How many are being intercepted? Recent experience suggests a maximum rate of one in six.

Could be much lower.


YMMV. Calexico shipment. 28 lbs.

Back in the USA (2015)

Drone carrying meth, heroin, hacksaw blades and a cellphone crash lands in Oklahoma prison yard

Mountain climber
Sep 25, 2017 - 10:00pm PT
Dubai tests drone taxis:
Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is...
Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is seen inside the flying taxi in Dubai, United Arab Emirates September 25, 2017.
Credit: REUTERS/Satish Kumar

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Oct 25, 2017 - 12:48pm PT

Americans could see a lot more drones flying around their communities as the result of a Trump administration test program to increase government and commercial use of the unmanned aircraft.

President Trump gave the go-ahead Wednesday, signing a directive intended to increase the number and complexity of drone flights.

The presidential memo would allow exemptions from current safety rules so communities could move ahead with testing of drone operations.
Safety concerns over drones have risen recently after the collision of a civilian drone and an Army helicopter over Staten Island, N.Y., and the first verified collision in North America between a drone and a commercial aircraft in Quebec City, Canada.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Nov 13, 2017 - 08:05am PT
Brave new world...


More Stuart Russell re autonomous lethal weapons evo...

Grizzlyville, WY
Nov 14, 2017 - 06:17pm PT
Pretty worrisome.

Social climber
Nov 14, 2017 - 06:36pm PT
ya but just think of all the savings to property!
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Nov 15, 2017 - 07:54am PT
Now, THAT's scary.


Mountain climber
Dec 7, 2017 - 05:25pm PT
One of the winners from the Inaugural Los Angeles Drone Film Festival. More at:


Dec 7, 2017 - 05:50pm PT
The "Big Ugly" whew what a monster wave, bad ass!

According to time and circumstance, a drone in the right hands is good.

According to time and circumstance, a drone in the wrong hands is bad.

Life is simple.

Americans make life a complex mess .....
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Dec 10, 2017 - 06:36pm PT
I recall being mocked, by squishy and nature among others, about the danger of civilian toy drones to real aircraft. They each cited new FAA regs as their authority.

FAA Warns of Drone Collision Risks With Airplanes

Approve the unleashing of millions of drones THEN release the study citing the obvious dangers.

Jesus f*#king christ that's stupid.

Last month the FAA said reports of drone-safety incidents, including flying improperly or getting too close to other aircraft, now average about 250 a month, up more than 50 percent from a year earlier.


from out where the anecdotes roam
Jan 21, 2018 - 07:10am PT

Cumberland Plateau
Jan 21, 2018 - 07:59am PT

“There weren’t any drone collisions until now, and when you consider how many flights there are, I think it confirms my suspicion that there is not this insane risk of planes going down regularly as sometimes the media had us fear would happen,” says Mykel Kochenderfer, an aeronautics engineer and director of the Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. Still, he described the recent U.S. and Canada incidents as “a wake-up call to drone operators” about their potential impact on aviation safety."
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Jan 21, 2018 - 08:14am PT
That music sucks donkey ball. Why is all drone footage so formula-stupid?


Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 3, 2018 - 09:15am PT
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Feb 23, 2018 - 11:54pm PT
Drone Killer

Mountain climber
Mar 13, 2018 - 08:49am PT
The drone community totally burned that dude who dived the airplane, threw him under the bus and turned him in...that sh#t was lame...

Not like this stuff..good clean drone fun is where it's at..everyone will be a kook because you old farts put up a fight to a new way to surf the sky.. "That blasted automobile scared my horse! get off my lawn!"


Mountain climber
Apr 24, 2018 - 01:35pm PT
Is ship rock off limits to drones?

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