(Who screwed responsible drone pilots lives for good and for a long time too)
Remember thinking that you would shoot the Yellow stone when you got your new Drone? Well, that did not happen did it? Do you remember the personal drone which landed on the white house lawn creating panic? the latest is the drone flying at 6000 Feet , 60 feet from a commercial air craft in New zealand. Some dumb deeds by an irresponsible pilot could lead to a life time of misery for responsible drone users today. Lets look at some of top dumb drone pilot deeds that screwed up our drone flying dreams by some degree.
Flying Drones over the White house Fence
on the 14th of May 2015, a man tried to fly a red drone over the white house fence. No one heard of the drone or the man after! you really dont want to run into trouble with the law and the easiest thing to get some attention is to fly even a paper rocket over the white house, forget a drone! What happened after were a series of investigations, an arrest and probably that guy is in some prison in cuba trying to figure out what went wrong! Flying over any government property or buildings are prohibited by law since a long time and its the responsibility of the drone owner and pilot to know where they are flying!
Drones over State Penitentiary
The Prison is one hot place to fly a drone (specially if the drone is carrying some drugs, porn or tobacco). 2 men had been arrested for trying to fly a drone over the maryland state penitentiary carrying synthetic marijuana, Guns and some other contraband items parked in a pickup truck near the facility. This surely isnt like sending love letters to the neighbour girl on a drone (even that would be illegal as you fly over someone else’s private property) the men now face charges and may end up in prison for a while. Now the 2 men will not only face charges of trying to fly a drone over a restricted facility but also for Gun and drug related charges among other! A Drone detecting technology would cost up to $400,000 which could be one of the many options to stop such incidents says official (apart from shooting down any flying object over a prison which makes things easier!)
Drone That just missed a plane at 6000 Feet!
I dont know what a drone pilot was doing with his drone above the clouds at 6000 feet, just missing a commercial newzealand aircraft by 60 Feet. Rules in the united states states that you are not to fly any unmanned device at 5 Mile radius around an airport (or a defence facility). but new zealand did not have rules which were in place. The Pilot was probably not in his senses while he was flying a drone at a height where he could never see the device and probably not have a feed from it either! Reports does not state if the pilot was looking for the missing malaysian aircraft during that time!