Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Army helicopter flying over Staten Island had a mid-air collision with a quad-copter (which the media calls a drone).
Civilians are supposed to fly them lower than 400 feet but since there’s no altimeter, that’s hard to gauge. The helicopter claims they were slightly above that altitude and maybe they were. The article expresses alarm because bits of the drone wreckage nearly made it into the transmission housing, could have caused catastrophic failure and crashed the helicopter.
The Liberal response, of course, will be to ban anybody from flying anything that might interfere with helicopters, despite the fact that responsible operators know the rules and where to fly. But Amazon will be sold out in a matter of minutes, as soon as Sheik Mohammad realizes he can bring down Blackhawks with $100 drones operated by children. The skies above conflict areas will be swarming with them. Maybe we need a more robust solution?
Maybe more, smaller drones to bring the bigger drones down first?