Is it just me, or is the "More from flying" section at the bottom of the page feeling a bit like a tabloid with all the sensational headlines on crashes and killings?
@rwc - You know, this is the first time in 20+ years of being a loyal reader of Flying that I've considered NOT renewing my subscription because of a lot of this tabloid journalism.
Bonnier must think that's what we American pilots want to see and lately Robert Goyer just wants to egg people on. There are still some great writers at Flying but a few of them have left and I can see why. It's just not the same magazine anymore.
To the pro-drone troll:
Well maybe you trust governments and for-profit corporations to "do the right thing" but most of us don't live in that dream world. All of us know what drones can do as machines of war and we have no guarantee that's not the direction they're headed with civilian law enforcement versions.
The fact that they are tiny and silent is even worse. Big brother watching your wife sunbathing in the back yard?
Maybe you think that's over the top and a knee-jerk reaction but ask yourself, has the TSA made your life safer or just invaded your personal space at the airport? Have big corporations and elected officials been looking out for your family or their own?
I'm sure we could be a lot safer if we implanted everyone with a microchip that can be scanned 100 times as you walk down a city block. Wait, that's your cell phone. But yes, we are in fact chipping away at our freedom for the sake of a false sense of security.
I think I'd like to see some serious regulation when it comes to this sort of activity.
"There is a place for this technology in our daily lives without fear of it being used improperly and against law abiding citizens."
People who think drones flying overhead are making them safer are the ones with the fear issues. Same ones that think taking your shoes off and not having a tube of toothpaste at the airport makes us safer.
It's not that we fear drones. It's that we don't trust the entities who are pushing to sell them by the thousands or the agencies that want to use them, who have proven themselves untrustworthy time and again.