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Toronto - Porter Airlines Pilot Maneuvers To Avoid Drone

Discussion in 'News' started by FinniKris, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. FinniKris

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    #1 FinniKris, Nov 14, 2016
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    Depending on type & weather, 9000ft Vertical flight would take about 23 min of battery power.
    That will rule out 85% of consumer craft.
     
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    Does that include time to get back down?
     
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    Yep- if they don't know what it was, it must have been a drone. Very irresponsible on the part of the pilots and the media to make an assumption like that.
     
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    Yes, but it's not practical for any drone to fly 9k ft & 33 miles from land LOL.
     
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    Did you see the flight path? They did a full 180 it looks like. That is a pretty drastic few turns.
     
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    I believe the pilot saw something. I believe he believes it may have been a drone. But that means it also may have been a plastic bag or a balloon. But a plastic bag isn't a sensational story. So the media just latches onto what will generate clicks. As such, I won't even give them the benefit of my click.
     
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    I've been saying to my friends (and my Dad who alerted me to the news of this), that it's probably MORE likely that it's a UFO than it is that it's a consumer drone :)

    The numbers just don't seem to add up re: altitude, position, and size.

    Totally aliens.
     
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    Then, Those Pilots need to be tested for several conditions, physical, mental or self induced problems.
     
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    LOL, I haven't seen any of these reported "drone" sightings to be credible yet. They should be reporting a UFO, not automatically calling everything they don't recognize a drone.
     
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    It's aliens for sure...
    They're sighted over Lake Ontario quite often actually. There's also a military Air Base within 10km of that location...
     
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    My brother & sister inlaw live on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. They have claimed to see the lights over the lake often.
     
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