Skip to comments.A Drone passed over me this morning. (vanity).
Posted on 04/01/2013 8:41:53 AM PDT by Rca2000
This is NOT an april fools joke.
This morning, when I got out of my car to go into work, I noticed a small plane-looking vehicle passing over the building I work at. We are close to the CVG Airport, but this was going away from it in a western direction, not from or towards it. I looked at it and noticed the "buzzing noise" it makes, MUCH different than any normal plane, and it came to me where I had heard that before--on video of a drone on tv or such. It continued on its way, and had one or two "things" mounted on or near what looked like wings and a strobe light flashing.
Pretty sure it was a predator, reaper or whatever non Jet powered drone they are using now.
What was it doing here??
That is Big Brother watching you!
Obamanation Counterculture File.
One was spotted over St. Augustine, FL, a few days ago, as well. The thought was, “That’s different...not quite right for an airplane, no sound, different reflection/appearance...what is it?” with another person called for confirmation that it was a drone.
Several thoughts: there’s more awareness of them, more looking for them, therefore more seeing them, though have likely been around for “a while”; also, they are now increasing in numbers, therefore, more likely to be seen for that reason, as well.
Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean someone isn’t out to get you! ...or watch you!
Is today recycling day?
I live near a GA airport and I see and hear a lot of weird stuff then when it flies overhead it turn out to be a Cessna 170. Lifeflight landed there and it was noisy as all get out; I heard it first and was thinking WTH, then I went and looked at the runway.
To paraphrase Bill Clinton, it depends on the meaning of “here” here. At first, I concluded that based on a “CVG airport” I could not determine the city. Then it occurred to me that I didn’t have any clue on the state. Then I decided that we don’t have enough information to know the country where you might be.
Finally, given that this is April 1: Are you on planet Earth?!
Could fly any faster or dart any quicker than a Texas dove with a 20 mph tailwind.
Could it have been an A-10? They buzzzzzz
In this part of Va, we have all sorts of stuff flying around. Drones, jets, helos, seals hanging off of helos.
Seems like other peeps have seen them in your state.
What is this obsession some people have with drones? They are going to play a big part soon in everything from monitoring/reporting on traffic conditions, to aiding law enforcement in finding fugitives, to supplementing CCTV cameras in public areas to help deter crime, etc, etc. They have military and civilian use and will be used more and more by police, companies, and even individuals. This paranoia some people have of new technology is a little ridiculous.
hehhehheh — “OVER!!”
but THEN whaddaya do with it?
Just a matter of time before a drone collides with a commercial aircraft ... sending it crashing into a residential neighborhood, killing all on board and people on the ground. Journalists can write the story now, leaving a few blank spaces to fill in later as the event unfolds.
Out our way, we call ‘em “skeet”.
Well, Longbow (I can’t remember the number in his handle) says they have civilian uses so if you just make sure you shoot it down without destroying its innards maybe you can use it do some spying of your own...
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