Monday, October 28, 2013

Unmanned Military Drone Chopper spotted over Endicott

I spotted a strange helicopter over Endicott today.
Not like any I've seen before.

I looked it up. I was to find out it was an unmanned,
military DRONE
made by Lockheed Martin called the K-MAX.

Turns out this time it had a pilot:

I called Air Traffic Control at Binghamton Regional Airport and asked them
if Drones ever were permitted in this airspace. The controller I spoke
with said, "sometimes". (WHAT!!!?)

I asked him if he had specific knowledge of any drones flying today: No.
He said, "We got a call about an event, honoring some firefighters, where there
would be some low-flying helicopters". I said the copter seemed to be at about
500'. He said that was below their radar.

May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
-- ancient Buddhist Prayer (Metta)

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