30 December 2013

Alaska Among States Chosen by FAA for Drone Tests

The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the unmanned aircraft's march into U.S. skies. 

The agency [named] Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia as states that will host research sites.

Tests?  I suspect some hunters & trappers will be testing their anti-drone rounds, too.

Not saying I condone that; but it's practically inevitable given Alaskan's general character.

11 comments:

Ajdshootist said...

Dont know why but i suddenly thought
30-06 tracer could be fun.

Rev. Paul said...

Perhaps so, but then there's that whole "federal retribution" thing to consider. :)

ProudHillbilly said...

As soon as I saw that I thought "Pull!"

Rev. Paul said...

Yup. I'm pretty sure that'll happen, too.

armedlaughing said...

"NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN (I'm droning)NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN"

Don't mistake Milspec drones for Amazon!

gfa

Rev. Paul said...

Won't the big smile on the Amazon drones keep 'em safe?

Sunnybrook Farm said...

One of the locations is over the mountain at Virginia Tech. I doubt they will fly over this way though, probably just stay around campus. lol

Rev. Paul said...

I'm guessing there'll be some trappers, hunters, or privacy-seekers out in the Bush who will try to bring one down. The weather & terrain will probably account for more, though.

Old NFO said...

Weather is NOT going to be their friend up there... But good luck to them!

joated said...

Griffiss in NY is a little southwest of my Adirondack Bolt Hole. I've had military jets and choppers fly overhead in the past. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled...and the rifle handy.

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed, NFO - and you should know!

joated, I'd have a tough time disagreeing with you.