Maybe you should just do a search on the damage caused by FOD and bird strikes, because this subject already has tons of research in it. Last time I checked, they also make it a point of being careful around a flock of geese and prevent takeoffs if there is danger of a bird strike. They will also shut things down because of FOD.It really is about time some organization does some extensive (and expensive) crash testing of drones vs manned aircraft to get a grasp of the actual dangers.
Is a phantom more deadly deadly than a flock of geese?
I’m not suggesting that drones belong anywhere near manned aircraft, especially helicopters, but does it make sense to shut down an entire airport for hours because of a drone sighting?
Or to stop aerial firefighting operations for 1.5 hours even after they saw the guy drive away?
Congress asked similiar questions recently...
Pointless statement. We can't control the geese but we can control sUAS operations. Would you want to be fighting a fire, flying in some of the worst possible conditions and have the stress/danger of a rogue sUAS added to your mission?Is a phantom more deadly deadly than a flock of geese?
It helps honest and law abiding people to think twice before doing something.Something being illegal never stopped anybody.