Black Bear Posted October 1, 2013 Report Share Posted October 1, 2013 I like some of us, have some serious concerns about the use of drones in our airspace. What follows is a prime example why I feel the way I do. I live within a stones throw from Staunton State park here in Colorado. It is important to note, that the park is surrounded on three sides by residential developments. The park is in the foothills west of Denver with an elevation of 8-10000 MSL Yesterday, I watched from my deck as St. Anthony's Flight for Life (AS350b3) performed a recon for an LZ after being called to assist in the rescue of a fallen climber. He spent about 15 minutes flying over the area at about 200-300 ft AGL (depending on terrain) before finally landing in the park. The rescue was completed successfully. Now, here is where it gets interesting. Today, on a local forum, a resident posted a request for help from the community in locating and returning his lost, very expensive drone. The person stated that he lost it somewhere in the area of Staunton park while he was flying it over his neighborhood which is located on the eastern border of the park. He doesn't mention when he lost it, but that is not the point. The point is, he was flying an unknown sized drone, lost control of said drone which could have ended up anywhere. I can't help but think of FFL crew and the unknown danger that they possible faced yesterday, if in fact that is when the drone went rogue. I would love to hear everyone's thoughts about this and how you would respond to the situation. I think I will call FFL and at least give them a heads up, that we have a known drone flyer in the area that can't control his toys. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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