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Helicopter crashes after manoeuvres to 'avoid... DJI Phantom drone'

Stevie Silver badge

Re: Drones dont move that fast.

Neither do dogs, deer, cats and squirrels, but they result in hundreds of car crashes every year.

Pilots are trained to AVOID collisions with anything, not just grit their teeth and see what happens.

It's a matter of training and reflex and thank Sikorsky for that. I don't want to be an a plane or helicopter driven by someone who wants to experiment.

Also, FYI Canada Goose (the most prevalent on the East Coast of the USA) typically masses more like 8.5 pounds. A twenty pound Canada Goose would not likely be in a position to collide with a helicopter, though it might threaten a Segway.

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