Watch As Drone 'Dive-Bombs' US Passenger Jet Landing In Vegas Airport

Drone racing is a high-tech sport sweeping across the United States. Millennials are rushing to become the next drone pilot building these fast and agile multi-rotor crafts in their parents’ basements.

All of these drones are controlled through FPV (First Person View) systems. FPV is a type of flying system where pilots use cameras to fly drones as if they were sitting in the cockpit. Some pilots fly using FPV monitors, whereas others use specialized goggles to give them a more immersive experience.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Michael Huerta said back in March 2017 that more than 777,000 drone registrations have been filed with the agency.

With that being said, the Federal Aviation Administration has created a list of rules called the Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations (Part 107), which outlines what not to do while piloting a drone in U.S. airspace.

Granted, in the latest installment of absolute foolishness, the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident in which someone piloted a racing drone feet from a jetliner on approach to land at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

Ian Gregor, public affairs for the FAA Western-Pacific Region said, “We became aware of this incident this afternoon and we are investigating.”

A person who goes by the name, ‘James Jayo Older’ posted the video online to a Facebook group called “1% FPV.” In the post, he said, “Found the SD card.. 1%ers only.” The video shows the racing drone hovering in the flight path and then dive bombing the jetliner in a swoop maneuver.

By using landmarks in the video, the incident occurred approximately 3.14 miles away from McCarran International Airport, which could be a violation of FAA rules if the operator failed to the call air traffic control tower.

Nevertheless, dive bombing a jetliner is an unsafe practice, and the operator “could face fines from of up to $1,437 per violation, while businesses that fly unsafely can face fines of up to $32,666 per violation.,” said Las Vegas Now.

To make matters worse, the operator could also “face federal criminal penalties including fines of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment for up to three years,” added Las Vegas Now.

Drone organizations have already condemned the incident.

“This pilot’s actions not only endangered the flying public but has the potential to discredit an entire sUAS industry,” Drone U said. “It is the opinion of Drone U and its members that the pilot receives swift and just punishment for this example of irresponsible and reckless flight. There is no excuse for this type of criminal behavior.”

“All drone and model aircraft pilots must stay well clear of manned aircraft. We condemn the type of operation depicted in this video,” said Chad Budreau, director of government affairs for the Academy of Model Aeronautics, in a statement.

“Anyone who violates aviation regulations or endangers public safety must be held accountable for their actions. We urge the FAA to take strong enforcement action against this drone pilot, and against any future violators,” he added.


erkme73 InjectTheVenom Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:59 Permalink

I just don't get how this fucker is able to post within the first 5 posts of every article.  Every day.  Around the clock.  Each time, he's pushing his obscured biblicism links, and put some cute wording around it that he thinks is relevant to the article.  who has this kind of time?  Does he not have a job?  Other interests.  At some point the 10:1 downvotes ought to be a hint that he's preaching to the wrong audience.  

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Herp and Derp serotonindumptruck Mon, 02/05/2018 - 00:50 Permalink

Actually you can read up on that on Wikipedia.  It isn't much of a secret.  The Bolsheviks were created at meetings of the Jewish Unions and held at London and Brussels and obviously paid for by locals.  They brought in representatives and planned for the overthrow of more than just the Russia.  This was in response to abuse of Jewish people and almost directly leads to Hitler's rise, WW2, and indirectly all the related crap that fell on their own people.

It is similar to neocons mixing with idiot oil barons in America trying to stop Russians in Afghanistan by shipping weapons.  And of course then creating 20 years of terrorists as yet an excuse to keep doing more of the same.

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thewoo Herp and Derp Mon, 02/05/2018 - 04:40 Permalink

" This was in response to abuse of Jewish people "

if you don't want your children raped by a Jew you're anti-semitic. ask Freud.

abuse of Jews generally means the local population figured them out and decided not to let them run wild anymore. Jews demand the destruction of any people who do not recognize Jews as their sole master, such denial of their 'chosenness' is anti-semitism.

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Son of Captain Nemo stizazz Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:58 Permalink

with "hellfire missiles" when "BUK missile theories" to down airliners like MA-17 don't cut it anymore and are forced to "disappear" off the face of the earth with the Dutch Government "holding the bag" when the irrefutable evidence proves otherwise! ...


3 buildings 2 planes (

Same as it ever was in bankrupt "beyond repair" Jew-Land!!!

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Inevitability erkme73 Mon, 02/05/2018 - 03:50 Permalink

Looks like he's covering his on screen display (OSD). This typically displays a horizon line & battery/flight mode information. Quadcopter enthusiasts might be able to figure out what type of OSD hes using, from that what flight controller or even quadcopter type. This dude is probably freaking out every time the phone rings...

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NoDebt Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:52 Permalink

If it's got rotors, it's too fucking slow.  I built turbofan RC aircraft 30 years ago that could nearly keep up with a commercial jet at landing speed.  

Sorry, but your little hovering 4-rotor platforms aren't nearly good enough to do "the job" that's implied in this video.  If you wanna go fast, you still need fixed wings and actual forward thrust (a lot of it), not just vectored lift thrust.  Maybe that's too much to ask from today's kids who need video-game-like stability to keep from crashing a real aircraft.  


NoDebt neversink Sun, 02/04/2018 - 23:29 Permalink

Please feel free to quiz me, if you doubt what I claim.  Back in the day a "jet" setup cost a thousand dollars, minimum (probably more in today's dollars).  They weren't real "jet" engines back in the day.  They were ducted fan engines powered by a nitromethane-powered piston engine but they were DAMNED FAST.  150-180 MPH.  Mind you, this was being piloted FROM THE GROUND VISUALLY, no "first person flyer" view (because that didn't exist then).  

Nowadays there are ACTUAL turbine engines available for RC airplanes and the speeds are.... ridiculous.  I thing the current world record holder went over 400 MPH.  MORE than adequate to keep up with a 200 MPH commercial jet on landing approach.

Please do not think that just because something is "old" that it means it's slow and stupid.  Before everything went digital you'd be amazed the point that analog was refined to.


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