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FAA Stops Beer Drone Delivery
BREITBART ^ | 30 Jan 2014 | ELIZABETH SHELD

Posted on 01/30/2014 11:59:11 AM PST by MeshugeMikey

The Lakemaid micro brewery started delivering beer to ice fishers using drones, at least until the FAA coldly shut their operation down. The FAA is currently reviewing their policies. According to the beer company’s president, Jack Supple, “They think it’s a great idea, though they’re telling me to stop.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beer; delivery; drone; drones; faa
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1 posted on 01/30/2014 11:59:11 AM PST by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

The FAA is worried about drunk drones.


2 posted on 01/30/2014 12:01:14 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Damn them to Hell.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 12:01:42 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: MeshugeMikey
Silly fat endangered tax-paying independent capitalists. The technology you create and manage is is for GOVERNMENT, not for you.
4 posted on 01/30/2014 12:01:58 PM PST by golux
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To: MeshugeMikey

5 posted on 01/30/2014 12:03:54 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

They’re telling them to stop on what authority? If it flies, we are your master?


6 posted on 01/30/2014 12:04:29 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

They cold try Beer Bombers.


7 posted on 01/30/2014 12:04:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Homing pigeons sure wouldnt work


8 posted on 01/30/2014 12:05:35 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’d say screw them and let them try to stop it. They start shooting them down, that might get the natives restless.


9 posted on 01/30/2014 12:06:18 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: driftdiver

I can almost hear the public service announcements now...

Dont Drink and Drone!


10 posted on 01/30/2014 12:06:22 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Let me get this straight- I can smartphone up an a round of beers and have them airlifted to me?! Civilization has finally evolved!


11 posted on 01/30/2014 12:06:50 PM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Submarine delivery, the feds will never know.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 12:06:52 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Under what authority? The FAA doesn’t own the skies. Do I need their permission to fly a kite? An RC plane? A hobby rocket? why should someone have to ask the government for permission to do something this harmless?


13 posted on 01/30/2014 12:07:03 PM PST by IronJack
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To: andyk

next project......regulating carrier pigeons


14 posted on 01/30/2014 12:07:23 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: IronJack

Do I need their permission to fly a kite? An RC plane? A hobby rocket?

not as of this moment...as far as I know....

this is however The Year Of ACTION so anything is possible.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 12:08:43 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: andyk

“They’re telling them to stop on what authority? If it flies, we are your master?”

A wonk probably wrote a memo defining it as “Commercial Air Transport”.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 12:09:01 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Nope PETA would be all over you.


17 posted on 01/30/2014 12:09:42 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Homing pigeons sure wouldnt work

Got that right!

18 posted on 01/30/2014 12:10:11 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I wonder how long it took for the FAA to approve of various government entities using drones to keep us in check. 5..., 10 seconds..., a full minute?


19 posted on 01/30/2014 12:10:17 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: IronJack

Under what authority? The FAA doesn’t own the skies.
= v= = = = = = = = = = =
If they are restricting it in the name of ‘terrorism’ it only means:

THE TERRORISTS HAVE WON!!!!!


20 posted on 01/30/2014 12:10:26 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: IronJack

“Do I need their permission to fly a kite? An RC plane? A hobby rocket?”

Actually, you do, if it’s in certain areas, or over certain altitudes.
BATF is the primary controller of Model Rocketry, for example.


21 posted on 01/30/2014 12:11:07 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Beer bombs.


23 posted on 01/30/2014 12:13:59 PM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: MeshugeMikey

What about hawks?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPHlb6ukdek


24 posted on 01/30/2014 12:14:19 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: MeshugeMikey

Dodging beer drones doesn’t sound like an activity that mixes with fishing.


25 posted on 01/30/2014 12:14:34 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: MeshugeMikey

OMG, it’s like the beer fairy!


26 posted on 01/30/2014 12:17:47 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Homing pigeons sure wouldnt work

Maybe not American homing pigeons, but what about AFRICAN homing pigeons?

27 posted on 01/30/2014 12:19:17 PM PST by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: tcrlaf
BATF is the primary controller of Model Rocketry, for example.

Intercontinental Beer Missiles -- there's an answer waiting for a question --

28 posted on 01/30/2014 12:20:05 PM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: andyk
If it flies, we are your master?

I dunno. Might be why it's called "Federal Aviation Administration?"

29 posted on 01/30/2014 12:23:58 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: MeshugeMikey

as a pilot who flys real planes I worry about running in to some of this crap.


30 posted on 01/30/2014 12:25:54 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Cyber Liberty

So your answer is yes. They have absolute dominion over a drone within one of the several states that picks something up, flies up to 30-40 feet in altitude over a distance of several hundred feet, and lands.

At least I know where you stand.


31 posted on 01/30/2014 12:29:00 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

You don’t know chit about where I stand, Skippy. I didn’t say I agreed with it.


32 posted on 01/30/2014 12:32:01 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: andyk

(If I had to hazard a guess, as you did, I’d say you don’t know chit about chit. But I gave that up years ago.)


33 posted on 01/30/2014 12:33:18 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Joe Boucher

So dont buzz the ice fishers on this lake. Otherwise, I’m not sure how the constitution empowers the FAA to micromanage this type of activity.

If it was right next to an airstrip, then state authorities would be rightfully concerned. But not the FAA.


34 posted on 01/30/2014 12:34:19 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: driftdiver

Brewery is testing beer delivery by drone
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 2:45:38 PM · 3 of 15
TurboZamboni to cripplecreek

“Could cut in the State revenuer’s ability to give DUIs to snowmobilers and will therefore be prohibited.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3117138/posts


35 posted on 01/30/2014 12:34:43 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Cyber Liberty

If you don’t agree with it, then say so. Otherwise by saying that’s why its called the Federal Aviation Administration, is a coy way of legitimizing their actions.


36 posted on 01/30/2014 12:39:44 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Fly below 50’ much?


37 posted on 01/30/2014 12:40:07 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Don’t Ask - Don’t Tell


38 posted on 01/30/2014 12:42:12 PM PST by G Larry
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To: MeshugeMikey

I was thinking large tiny helicopters.


39 posted on 01/30/2014 12:45:27 PM PST by Mercat
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To: b4its2late

Thanks. That was great. I had forgotten that commercial.


40 posted on 01/30/2014 12:47:42 PM PST by Mercat
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To: dfwgator

LOL This thread is great.


41 posted on 01/30/2014 12:49:07 PM PST by Mercat
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To: MeshugeMikey
Children beware. Kites, balloons, toy rockets
42 posted on 01/30/2014 12:49:25 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: MeshugeMikey

My copy of the Constitution does not have the FAA listed...

Axe it.

If we need a “standards” organization, set a private one up like the IEEE or Underwriters Laboratories.


43 posted on 01/30/2014 12:51:54 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: andyk

No, it’s a way of stating the fact of the rule. It’s not a way of agreeing with it, coy or otherwise. You tried to jam words into my mouth, and I’m calling you out on it, so bite me.


44 posted on 01/30/2014 12:52:52 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: MeshugeMikey

The rules (meaning laws) for mixing unmanned systems with aircraft are not yet available in civilian airspace. That means that pilots in the same airspace cannot know what the drone will do, or how to react to a drone in their flight path.

They are working on the rules. Once they are set, then (presuming the drones used by the distributor comply with the rules) the beer can be delivered.

For everyone who believes that this should be unregulated, consider one question: Would you fly on an airliner that didn’t meet airworthiness requirements? I know I wouldn’t.


45 posted on 01/30/2014 12:58:46 PM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: Joe Boucher

What FReepers are misunderstanding is that these drones will be interacting with piloted aircraft, and the pilots will have no idea what the drone will do. Potentially, the drone pilot will have no clue what the rules of the sky are.

A case of Bud Light doesn’t make a good reason for someone to die.


46 posted on 01/30/2014 1:04:34 PM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: MortMan

That’s the way I see it too, but I’ve been told that’s a coy way of saying I approve of intrusive government.

:^)


47 posted on 01/30/2014 1:05:25 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: andyk

“They’re telling them to stop on what authority? If it flies, we are your master?”

Yes, that is precisely what they said.

With very few exceptions, anything flying is now under FAA regulations and operators must have a pilot’s license.

Their authority is the SWAT team that will bust through your door and take your little flying machines.


48 posted on 01/30/2014 1:06:11 PM PST by varyouga
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To: MortMan

If you are flying drones up in the pattern, you’d have a point.

This doesn’t seem to be the case.


49 posted on 01/30/2014 1:06:39 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: null and void

Can the drones fly above 50’? More to the point - WILL they?

Sorry - but the laws and regulations that govern flight are there for safety (for the most part). The applications of drones (given the remote delivery sites) is very cool.

But I don’t think that a mid-air collision is a great way to celebrate such an innovative delivery method.


50 posted on 01/30/2014 1:07:38 PM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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