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Who Is Flying Unmanned Aircraft in the U.S.?

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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 05:25 PM
If I overlooked this topic in the search , please forgive.
But I thought this was of interest.

January 10, 2012 Who Is Flying Unmanned Aircraft in the U.S.? Government Withholds Information on Drone Flight Authorizations San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit today against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), demanding data on certifications and authorizations the agency has issued for the operation of unmanned aircraft, also known as drones.

Drones are designed to carry surveillance equipment – including video cameras, infrared cameras and heat sensors, and radar – that can allow for sophisticated and almost constant surveillance. They can also carry weapons. Traditionally, drones have been used almost exclusively by military and security organizations. However, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection uses drones inside the United States to patrol the U.S. borders, and state and local law enforcement are increasingly using unmanned aircraft for investigations into things like cattle rustling, drug dealing, and the search for missing persons.

Any drone flying over 400 feet needs a certification or authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration, part of the DOT. But there is currently no information available to the public about who specifically has obtained these authorizations or for what purposes. EFF filed a Freedom of Information Act request in April of 2011 for records of unmanned aircraft activities, but the DOT so far has failed to provide the information.

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Well, still awaiting answers.

We have a right to know what is going on - the who that is flying the drones and most importantly we should know if they (whoever they is) are using this to spy on American citizens. And I'd about bet my last dollar it is true, but that is only my opinion. Everyone has one.

So far, it seems we have no right to know. I can't stand being kept in the dark.

Too, think it is very dangerous - this crap (drones), are flying around with noone at the controls? It's like asking for a tragedy to happen..

posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 05:39 PM
No one is flying them!

They're "unmanned".

Go Ron Go!

posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 05:43 PM
reply to post by freedom12

lol Good one

So, the question should be , who has control of the remote?

but yeah someone is flying it but with a remote.

and yeah, Go ,Ron, Go!!

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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 06:03 PM
A drone is an electrically unmanned piloted machine. I know that walmart sells drones/unmanned aircraft to kids. Even some toy stores sell drones. They come in all different sizes shapes and colors. Some travel on the ground and some fly in the air.
. They sell helicopters,cars,planes, boats and submarines. Even at disneyworld you can operate a drone that floats in the water.

Some people have hobbies like collecting and operating drones. While others get drones and add things to them like camera's, listening devices and other things. Some drones are electrical and some are gas powered or both.
I can more than bet that there are a couple thousand or more being operated at this very moment, even at disneyland.

posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 06:07 PM
As was said, organizations like the Border Patrol use them, and now more and more police departments are starting to use them as well. I would think the majority would be police. BUT, if there is a conspiracy going on to reduce rights and watch everyone, then I would expect a government branch or the military to be operating these puppies around frequently and in mass.

posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 06:08 PM
Ten four, we spotted them operating drones at disneyworld, I NEED BACKUP.
Ten four. Backup is on it's way.

posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 11:38 PM
The Air Force flies around all over the nation. Those have nothing to do with any chemtrails. In fact chemtrails do not exist all you people are just hallucinating. XD

posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 11:42 PM
reply to post by Borglikerace

Hi and thanks for the reply but this thread isn't about chemtrails and there has been no mention that I'm aware.

Read the thread?
This topic is about the unmanned aircraft/ drones..

To Everyone,

I appreciate and thank you for your input to this thread!
edit on 19-1-2012 by SeekerLou because: (no reason given)

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