Phantom 2 Vision Plus at 200 feet
So for those of you who say you would shoot down a drone (but not a Galaxy C5 or hot air balloon hopefully) flying over your house at an altitude of 200 feet, please take note. THAT's what a drone looks like at an altitude of 200 feet.
And yes, it's flying over MY property, but it took me a while to find it in the viewfinder to get that photo. And here's what a person looks like from that same 200 feet of altitude:
Where's Waldo? Circled in redAnd yes that's me, but from 200 feet it could just as well be one of my daughters. Or the ghost of my deceased Mother.
According to Federal Law:
Whoever willfully…sets fire to, damages, destroys, disables, or wrecks any aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States or any civil aircraft used, operated, or employed in interstate, overseas, or foreign air commerce…shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years or both.Note the term "ANY AIRCRAFT." The FAA has "jurisdiction" in this matter, not the town of Amherst, a city or state. Just that simple.
Yes, if a drone is hovering 10 feet over your property and you have young daughters sunbathing in the back yard, by all means call the local police.
But do not shoot it down!
This is what a drone sounds like at 10 feet altitude. Yeah, not overly stealthy