Aside from being illegal, what keeps people from flying drones into major events?

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Illegal or not, people do things they shouldn’t. I’m surprised we’ve never seen a drone interfering at the Super Bowl or buzzing a golfer this weekend at Augusta. Seems like they could fly in from a long way away, zip out and dodge any police and even land far away if piloted from a moving car. Almost impossible to catch mid flight. So why hasn’t some nefarious individual done this yet? Transponder type identification on those things?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

They have. Most drones have GPS based no fly zones hard-wired into them to avoid them being flown into known no-fly zones like airports and stuff, but that is not the case for every drone in general. At Frankfurt airport for example, they had to shut operations for some days in the last years due to drones being flown into the airport airspace. They still haven’t found the culprits.

Anonymous 0 Comments

> So why hasn’t some nefarious individual done this yet?

Most commercial drones require line of sight control, so you need to be pretty close to use them. Most people don’t feel like getting sued by the NFL/PGA and spending some time in jail just to interrupt a game.

Anonymous 0 Comments

They have. Most drones have GPS based no fly zones hard-wired into them to avoid them being flown into known no-fly zones like airports and stuff, but that is not the case for every drone in general. At Frankfurt airport for example, they had to shut operations for some days in the last years due to drones being flown into the airport airspace. They still haven’t found the culprits.

Anonymous 0 Comments

> So why hasn’t some nefarious individual done this yet?

Most commercial drones require line of sight control, so you need to be pretty close to use them. Most people don’t feel like getting sued by the NFL/PGA and spending some time in jail just to interrupt a game.

Anonymous 0 Comments

They have. Most drones have GPS based no fly zones hard-wired into them to avoid them being flown into known no-fly zones like airports and stuff, but that is not the case for every drone in general. At Frankfurt airport for example, they had to shut operations for some days in the last years due to drones being flown into the airport airspace. They still haven’t found the culprits.

Anonymous 0 Comments

> So why hasn’t some nefarious individual done this yet?

Most commercial drones require line of sight control, so you need to be pretty close to use them. Most people don’t feel like getting sued by the NFL/PGA and spending some time in jail just to interrupt a game.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Aside from the airport scenario it is very easy to jam the drone connection without disrupting the normal operations of the event and make it crash or automatically land. People don’t want to risk their drone or getting caught.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Aside from the airport scenario it is very easy to jam the drone connection without disrupting the normal operations of the event and make it crash or automatically land. People don’t want to risk their drone or getting caught.

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