Some of the worst ghetto neighborhoods on the planet exist right below that flight path. I'd imagine people are creating these incident reports...seems very high.
Have to disagree Runner . . .I've read virtually every near-miss report that pilots and ground crew have logged since Jan 2016 (in Canada) and after reading the descriptions and circumstances around those sightings, I'd suggest that at least 2 out of three are recognizable 4-8 rotor machines in places that they have no business being . . . unless their goal is to bring down an airplane. I'll wager a bet that the first "drone-strike" does not bring down a 747 . . there may even be several before a major disaster happens . . I could be wrong, and the first one that hits a plane takes a hundred lives with it . . . . but that's no reason not to take this seriously.Serious question, since all "modern" DJI craft are limited to 1600 feet, and DJI holds about 90% of the consumer drone market (excluding toys) can we assume that about half of these are either rogue/intentional P2 & or homebuilt flyers (unlikely?) or merely balloons or plastic bags.
And if about half of these can't be modern drones isn't it likely that significantly more are falsely identified as such as well.
I live within 3 miles from an airfield and regularly see balloons and birds flying well into the aircraft airspace (above 500 feet) daily, I imagine all sorts of pilot reports are made up from conjecture.
It will continue I'm afraid . . . til long after they put a couple of them in jail for reckless endangerment. I do my best to inform people and suggest it's a selfish and unnecessary risk . . . there is lots of space and creative things to do below 300ft and not on the approach path of an airport runway. If you want to set an altitude record go ask the FAA or Transport Canada or the military to use their restricted airspace for an hour. There are lots of them that are off limits for commercial aircraft. You can probably do it with a little effort and coordination and get some radical video too. . . . never mind . . don't tell anyone . . . I think I'll do it first!I see idiots on other forums suggest to newbies that they should fly above clouds and as high as 10000 feet. In fact there is a post on a newly formed phantom 4 pro facebook page showing off photos and videos from far above the FAA limit of 400 feet
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