Skip to comments.FAA official: No armed drones in U.S.
Posted on 02/14/2013 10:30:09 AM PST by jda
An official with the Federal Aviation Administration reassured the public Wednesday that no armed drones will be permitted in U.S. airspace, but he acknowledged the agency can do little about privacy fears associated with the unmanned craft.
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There you have it - a promise from the 0bama administration that should alleviate all fears! So why all the hysteria? Hasn't he fulfilled all of his promises???
I feel better now.
Like the frigging FAA is gonna know anything about it.
Jim Williams of the FAA is one voice of good government in this case, as contrasted with other, more hysterical voices in government (and other political groups) that have perpetuated much of the panic. As for the privacy violations, those should be dealt with. Williams said that the FAA can’t do anything about those.
Our freedoms should be respected and defended—not violated. Good government is necessary. We’ve been seeing too much government by hysteria.
So the FAA now trumps Homeland Security, DOD, NSA and Justice Dep’t? Glad to hear it.
On a related topic, guess who quit smoking yesterday? Answer: Christopher Dorner
I recall having seen a report recently that spoke of drones being used by us to patrol the Canadian border.Presumably they aren’t armed for if they were the Canadians would probably raise a big stink (understandably so).It’s still a bit spooky though even assuming they aren’t armed.
Q: If the FAA were to file bankruptcy and close down, how many flights would be cancelled?
Well OK, then!
Comrades, er, fellow citizens...if you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to fear!
I think youre misunderstanding the statement. It means that YOU arent allowed to fly armed drones. The govt can do whatever they want b/c...theyre the govt.
Thus sayeth the Government.
Well since we know how 0's admin is so truthful that settles the matter.
You might want to review what happened to aviation during the controllers strike in the 1980’s.
An official of the Obama regime “assures” us there’ll be no armed drones over the United States.
Funny, I’m just not getting that warm-and-fuzzy that he’s telling the truth. Now, what would cause such doubt... hmmmmm...
They left off the last word in the FAA "Offical's" statement. The full version should read: FAA official: No armed drones in U.S. Today
So, nobody trains on these drones in the US with live ordnance? They’re not put through any testing in any US airspace? Bull-doody.
“So the FAA now trumps Homeland Security, DOD, NSA and Justice Dept? Glad to hear it.”
In US airspace they always have.
So when a fighter jet is scrambled for one thing or another in U.S. airspace it first has to get permission from air traffic control? Odd . . . I never knew.
On a related topic... who needs Drones when you can send in a “fire team” and burn down your house.
“FAA official: No armed drones in U.S.”...........NOT YET!
Oh an Obama Kamikaze Fleet.
Technically, yes. But since an aircraft launched on an actual air defense mission has such a high priority in the air traffic system, the controllers are basically getting everybody out of his way.
As a result of Brennan’s refusal to affirm that Barry can’t whack US citizens with drones on US soil, even Feinstein is holding up Brennan’s confirmation.
IMO, senators of both parties suspect that Barry and Brennan are hiding numerous secret drone directives that include US soil kill authorization and won’t even allow the senator’s legal staff to read much less copy the four drone directives that Barry coughed up last week.
When the gun Nazis tell you you don’t need light triple A home installations or stingers, mention the Obamadrones.
Thanks for explaining this.
Scrambling jets is one thing but they still coordinate with ATC. How would they know if they are going to collide with a civil aircraft other than onboard radar?
As far as other flights, such as training routes, yes, they do coordinate with the FAA and the FAA has the authority over them. I dont know of any law that says the FAA controls US airspace but the military has supremacy.
Controllers are essential.
Remove them from the FAA.
Make them private.
If controllers are private, how are they funded? Privatized air traffic control in other countries has proved to be detrimental to the growth of aviation.
Your comments about the FAA and the military are correct. For example, if the military wants restricted airspace or a military operations area, it must go through the FAA and treat it like a Notice of Proposed Rule Making.