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#3156216 - 02/08/13 12:37 PM Unmanned helos resupplying Marines
BamaProud
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Unmanned helicopters have been resupplying Marines in Afghanistan for over a year. Cool Stuff.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/21083919/robot-helicopters-help-out-in-war-zones#axzz2KJXn1XRL

I wonder how long it will be before the freight/shipping airlines(UPS/Fed Ex) begin using unmanned aircraft. After all, the vast majority of accidents are caused by the pilot. ...and they could save a lot of money in salaries.

I don't think unmanned planes would sit right with most people on passenger planes, but I bet we begin to see some experimentation with unmanned cargo flights within the next few years.


Edited by BamaProud (02/08/13 12:38 PM)
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#3156229 - 02/08/13 12:48 PM Re: Unmanned helos resupplying Marines [Re: BamaProud]
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I don't think it would ever "fly" in the US.

Too much liability.

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#3156246 - 02/08/13 01:04 PM Re: Unmanned helos resupplying Marines [Re: PalsPal]
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I don't see how (for example)Fed Ex crashing a plane into a schoolhouse would make them less liable manned or unmanned.

...unmanned drones began in the battlefield and have been adapted for use in the US.
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#3156248 - 02/08/13 01:07 PM Re: Unmanned helos resupplying Marines [Re: BamaProud]
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It would make them MORE liable.
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#3156249 - 02/08/13 01:09 PM Re: Unmanned helos resupplying Marines [Re: Wildcat]
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 Originally Posted By: Wildcat
It would make them MORE liable.
That is the key word of the century...LIABILITY

It stops me from doing a lot of things I would normally do...
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#3156252 - 02/08/13 01:11 PM Re: Unmanned helos resupplying Marines [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
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Sure was a 'stink' when drone 'pilots' got to wear the same 'wings' as real pilots on their uniforms - all kinds of heck being raised about that -

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#3156262 - 02/08/13 01:17 PM Re: Unmanned helos resupplying Marines [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
BamaProud
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 Originally Posted By: Wildcat
It would make them MORE liable.


...I don't see how it would make them any MORE or LESS liable.

they would be 100% liable for any crashes period.
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#3156267 - 02/08/13 01:19 PM Re: Unmanned helos resupplying Marines [Re: BamaProud]
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 Originally Posted By: BamaProud

I wonder how long it will be before the freight/shipping airlines(UPS/Fed Ex) begin using unmanned aircraft. After all, the vast majority of accidents are caused by the pilot. ...and they could save a lot of money in salaries.



Technically the plane is unmanned but is still being flown by a pilot back at the base correct? There not flying there self.
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#3156268 - 02/08/13 01:21 PM Re: Unmanned helos resupplying Marines [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
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I had a similar discussion about driver less cars about 6 or so years ago. They are now legal(with proper permits) in the US. (I think Arizona Nevada and California)
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#3156273 - 02/08/13 01:23 PM Re: Unmanned helos resupplying Marines [Re: BamaProud]
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I guess those "unmanned" aircraft will be how Obama fires on American citizens when the time comes..... Someone sitting in a control room under the "kings" watchful eye, taking out citizens left and right.... no pun intended.
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