New England One reports Fox 25 is the first Boston TV station to get FAA approval for a news drone.
I'm applying for a license to operate a stinger missle.
Does this mean instead of the shots where cameraman stagger through brush to show us what a person fleeing from the police looks like we will get the same idiotic shots from 200 feet up?
It will be a glorious day when Fox's drone crashes into one from Channel 7. The 4th grade level words on reporting the story will be must see tv.
... am happy to welcome our new robot overlords.
I'm all for news drones if it means no more annoyingly loud helicopters hovering over the city for hours on end.
It will mean annoyingly loud drones, and more often than helicopters since they are cheaper to operate.
If you can hear one of these things from inside your house/apartment, you've got ears like a dog.
No more live shots of an intrepid newsman/woman being tugged by the relentless elements, breathlessly reporting on same?
"That's right John. With waves approaching 30 feet and gale force winds of 130 mph, authorities are asking people to stay away from this very spot at Nantasket that I am standing at, with my camera crew.... Now back to the studio for tonight's Powerball!"
Time to get a gun permit! Is it legal to shoot drones?
You don't need live ammo. A supersoaker or even nerfweapon can do a number on these things.
As long as they hover low enough...
Could this mark the end of the Fox 25 helicopter?
I would like to congratulate channel 5 for venturing into this new experience in news reporting. However I am very curious regarding the guidelines surrounding what you can record and what you cannot record, how can you record and would anybody's privacy rights be violated. However looking on the brighter side, having an extra eye in the sky could be beneficial to everyone for example, surveying after some type of disaster and accidentally saving someone's life because they were missed by searches, locating and keeping an eye on a fleeing criminal. Etc. Etc.
I am certainly hoping that this new tool will be used to help better off Bostonians and mankind. And not become a tool of yellow journalism and invasion of privacy.
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