Updating supreme commander
This is the silly knee-jerk reaction I do worry about.There have been a couple of incidents, probably due to stupid people doing stupid things. What has not yet happened is that they have not been used yet to make a few examples of the "hold my beer" types out there that will break rules due to ignorance or stupidity.In early July, an F-22 Raptor pilot coming in for a landing just barely avoided colliding with a small, commercial unmanned aerial system (UAS).That same week, a base security guard watched another tiny drone fly onto the complex and over the flight line before heading back out.
That's a rather silly argument when this technology can take down an airplane. What damage could a half pound of explosives like Nitro Glycerin that would explode on contact do to the cabin of an aircraft. I'm pretty sure when they say "take down" they weren't referring to sending an aim-9 downrange or "switching to guns" to drop a child's toy out of the sky. There would be ground based means of disabling them, sans projectiles.it seems that these days anytime a pilot sees something he does not know what is it now gets labeled a "drone".One recent report from a commercial pilot was that he saw an approximately "1 meter square, blue drone" flying at like 10000 feet.Yes, this will slow down drone use and make it cumbersome, however, so what! Priority means to disable problem with what-ever is available.We are talking about a very serious invasion of our regulated airspace. If you fly into controlled airspace you should loose your toy, and maybe pay a fine.