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Report of drones lead to brief ground stop, delays at Newark airport

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A brief ground stop was ordered at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on Tuesday evening due to drone activity (www.nbcconnecticut.com) Mais...

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tbpera
Tom Pera 2
gotta figure a way to disable them...
jpbohannon
Phillip Bohannon 1
Hire another drone pilot to net them. There are tons of guys who would do that for free just to engage in combat.
tongo
Dan Grelinger 1
Not a solution. In the recent problems at Gatwick, there is no advance warning that a drone will be operating in the area of the airport. The drones have been very mobile and have not stayed in the same area long enough to be tracked by conventional means. So, in order to engage, you'd have to have multiple drones in the air 24/7, ready to respond immediately to a drone sighting, and then the pilot (flying by POV) would have to find a drone that does not want to be found, and intercept it as it is flying a path designed to evade being followed.
Cansojr
Cansojr 1
I Good point Tom. Would a strong microwave burst disable drones?
tongo
Dan Grelinger 2
Would have to be very strong, and focused. "Whoops! Didn't see that bald eagle!"
watkinssusan
mary susan watkins 1
drones are a useful tool when used for the right purposes,but since the are readily available to purchase,they can also be a danger..this seems to be happening more and more...
jpbohannon
Phillip Bohannon 1
From now on you have to be 21, cannot buy them online(have to go to a local store), must fill out Federal paperwork and pass a background check.
Can't wait to see the screaming over those rules.
RECOR10
RECOR10 1
Adolf Hitler would certainly approve of your idea. What is even better, on the 21 birthday you can get booze AND a drone!!!!! Party On!
RECOR10
RECOR10 -2
Sorta like cars eh?
tongo
Dan Grelinger 1
No. Cars are orders of magnitude (REALLY, REALLY a LOT, for the math challenged) more utilitarian than drones. I've used a car well over 10,000 times in my life for important reasons (like going to/from work and school, taking children to the hospital, etc.), but I have never once done anything utilitarian with a drone. And I am confident that I am in the 99+% with regard to this vast difference.

So. No, not like cars. Nice try.
RECOR10
RECOR10 1
I have never had a valid "real" use for a scalpel...but, I have one on my desk. So what. Many people in cities such as NYC dont own a car, dont need a car. That however does not mean that I want to remove the liberty for someone to own one, or a drone, or an ink pen.

Legislating behavior for any item - shall we say cigarettes and alcohol? Well, certainly has not stopped the use, or abuse of them. Simply, it does not work.
tongo
Dan Grelinger -1
Wrong again. I was not making the assertion, you were. And I provided very good reasons why your assertion of "sorta like cars" was ridiculous.

Your next assertion is equally ridiculous. By your argument, if a law can be violated, it is worthless. Since all laws can (and are) violated, then there should be no laws. This is very obviously not true and 7 billion other human beings on this planet are glad you do not rule the world. The benefit of a law is not negated because some choose to violate it. EVERY civilized society knows this, and has had some rule of law.
RECOR10
RECOR10 0
Going to send the Gestapo to seize kids toys? That is where another law comes into play. The Second Amendment.

Possibly you would be more educated had you looked into some of the regulations behind similar activities, say....model rocketry. They have some very wise laws...the of course would require research and being educated more than just yelling "Stop"
tongo
Dan Grelinger 1
Wrong again. You make this too easy. The drones causing the problems typically cost upwards of $500. Perhaps as a kid you had $500 to blow on a device that 'kids' routinely lose or ruin in 15 minutes, but the other 99% of us did not. So, not a kid's toy, unless you are a member of the 1%.

I am very familiar with model rocketry, I have been an avid model rocketeer for decades. However, you began this rant suggesting that laws that can be broken are worthless, and NOW you are calling model rocket laws (which are broken every day) "wise laws"?

You would appear more coherent if you could be consistent and stay on one side of an argument instead of irrationally jumping around in hypocritical ways.
RECOR10
RECOR10 0
"Typically" - you lose. Trying to enforce a "21 to buy a drone" is about as effective as 21 to buy beer (kids still get it). Only an ignorant crybaby liberal would think for a second that you can legislate the purchase of a toy. Period. That ship has sailed - almost as far as the right to own a gun (or bump-stock).

If "the man" wants to seize them, their value will go up and they will be no less prevalent. The last thing they actually did "ban" with any real effect was the "Three Wheel ATV"...but, with some due diligence you can still purchase one on the second hand market - 100% legally.

Drones are here to stay. Brave now world. No laws will change that. Make all the laws someone wants to pretend that things are more safe. That fallacy is about the same as the effectiveness of the moronic TSA and its ignorant minions.
tongo
Dan Grelinger 1
It appears you're still suggesting that because a law can be broken, then it should not exist, and dear sir, that would make you an anarchist. Anarchists are dangerous. I actually wouldn't mind if all the anarchists of the world would unite and form their own country where they could live their nirvana with no laws, and leave the rest of us law abiding citizens to the relative peace that laws provide.
Cansojr
Cansojr 0
Lifetime ban for any usage of all airlines and all alliances. You have been cancelled for the hazard you caused to commercial air traffic and the un-necessary amount risk those passengers were subjected to.

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