Monday, January 04. 2015

I’m pretty far out, from Wichita and most airports. We have a number of relay towers about, thirty or so, within a few miles and twelve or thirteen miles away a wind farm.

All that to point out that drones have a bit of room to fly. We see few. Some of that is because of the economic structure and some of that is because of the familiarity of the local residence with shot guns.

A drone can be rather intrusive, and intrusive is not a good neighbor. Heh.

And so, drones come to Kansas:

Wichita’s heavy aviation presence affects drone operators

Wichita Eagle
– ‎12 hours ago‎

A drone is flown by employees of Blue Chip UAS of Wichita. The local business is the only Wichita company authorized by the FAA to commercially operate drones.

I live under a MOA that is active four days a week, and we have a low altitude training route that passes near by, and terminates on one end at a local State Lake dam.

I can see several advantages to a drone around a livestock operation and their use in search and rescue operations. I can even see the use in patrolling the property fences, and perhaps, the power lines.

It all comes back to that privacy business and endangering the local folks.


From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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