It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
One hour of #drones colorado activity in 20 seconds, from our Fry Hill camera looking North.
Too high to shoot, too low to cite: Colorado’s mystery drones are virtually untouchable, remain unclaimed despite global curiosity
If we don't get answers before they disappear, we may never know
originally posted by: porschedrifter
"The strange lights began appearing in the night sky a week before Christmas.
A formation of unidentified drones, some in groups of 30, have been reported flying high above a corner of rural northeastern Colorado and western Nebraska, usually from 7 to 10 p.m. By some accounts, the drones have wingspans of 6 feet or more.
"They can sit there and hover. They can descend very fast. They can take off very fast," Wyatt Harman, who chased the drones as they flew above his land in Washington County, Colorado, told the "TODAY" show.
He and his girlfriend, Chelsea Arnold, said they pursued the lights for about 15 miles, driving as fast as 70 mph.
"It's more unnerving than anything," Arnold said."
So being an avid drone flyer, seeing all these silly titled headlines about this recent story has me thinking.
Most drones today are pretty much limited to 50mph+- and flight times rarely exceed 30 minutes tops. And their range is good for say around 4.3 miles or so.
So some of the things I've been reading that stick out to me are this:
A couple chased them for 15 miles at 70mph: This is way over a drones range as well as speed.
Someone else said they were silent: Most drones are still audible at 300ft, let alone a swarm of them
Someone said they were flying for hours: Drones are limited to 30 minutes tops flight time this literally isn't possible
Amazon has said it will use drones to deliver packages to customers “within months”. It unveiled its latest iteration at a conference in Las Vegas, touting the machine's ability to spot obstacles such as people, dogs, and clotheslines. Amazon executive Jeff Wilke said the drone would be able to travel 15 miles to carry packages weighing 5lbs (2.3kg) or less
While no one has taken responsibility, and even the Federal Aviation Administration has claimed ignorance, the answer could be a secretive Air Force program intended to keep prying eyes away from nuclear missile silos.