by Up Sonder May 20, 2017

Episode 1: Good Drone Bad Drone



This episode we will take a look at some recent happenings that show the good and bad in drones. It's time for good drone, bad drone!



 



THE HEADLINE - FAA -



Appeals Court Grounds FAA Registration for Hobby Drones, Planes



The National Law Journal (registration) - ‎May 19, 2017‎



 



A federal appeals court shoots down the FAA's drone registry requirement



TechCrunch - ‎May 19, 2017‎



 



Court strikes down rule forcing toy drone users to register with govt ...



The Hill - ‎May 19, 2017‎



 



FAA Can't Require Registration of Recreational Drones



Forbes - May 20, 2017



 



-Transcript-



SPEAKER: JOE



This is drones you're central source for all the hottest topics in the world of drones from UAV startups just taking off to aviation ideas that crash landed. We're covering the best...



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



and the worst the good and the bad. If it's happening in the world of drones we're talking about it here on Drones The Podcast.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



I’m Joe



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



And I’m Fenity and this is this week on drones. Well Joe we're going to break format because there is breaking news it's not every day is breaking news on a podcast and a podcast about drones but decision just handed down out of Washington D.C. This guy went up against the FAA. John Taylor said hey FAA I don't need to register my.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



He argued that because of the 2012 FAA modernization and Reform Act you know that you don't have to register a drone if you're a hobbyist.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Wow. And so he basically said look I'm a hobbyist I just do this drone thing for fun. Leave me alone. He strikes me as the kind of guy who's going to you know leave me alone let me do my thing. I don't need to pay you five dollars.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



He’s a “Leave me aloner.”



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



He won by the way. That's the update. But Joe and I are going to talk about it in depth so head over to upsonder.com and we'll have John Taylor versus the FAA right there.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



And today we're going be talking about good drone bad drone.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



which are you?



 



SPEAKER: JOE



That's a difficult question.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Well that's a problem.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



I believe I'm a good drone, but I think there's a little bit of a bad drone in me.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



It's like the Wizard of Oz, are you a good witch or bad witch. Isn’t that the quote? I don't know?!



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Can I say I’m moderately okay yeah?



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Can I just be a drone, can I just be like an Up Sonder drone? That's all I want to be. Get it? Bee. I don't know, I don't know. Well OK so what's going on? Let's talk. Give me an example of a good drone Joe.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Yes let's start off with a good drone.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



I know a good drone when I see it. OK.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Yes. So I have a question for you.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Oh no, I don't always answer questions right Joe.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Do you like wildfire’s?



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



See I told you I can’t answer, I told you before, I said before and I’ll say again, I do like disasters natural or otherwise. But yeah wildfire is probably a bad idea. One of my least favorite of all disasters. Why?



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Because it burns things.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Oh Geez! Yeah that’s going to be a problem, especially in populated areas. OK so what are drones doing about it?



 



SPEAKER: JOE



So this Spanish company drone hopper has actually made a fire fighting drone. So this little this little drone is not that little. It's actually about 5 feet in diameter. It can carry about 80 gallons of water right to a location where they need to drop.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



That's a lot of water that's no DC 10 but that's a lot of water.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Yeah it’s not a DC 10.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



My question what happened to those firefighter calendar’s, you know those fundraiser things. Then what?



 



SPEAKER: JOE



I guess you have to add a drone.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Drone calendar.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Yeah maybe they put a little dress it.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



I know, I know people who buy a drone calendar.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Maybe a helmet.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



OK. There are bad uses too right?



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Yes there are a lot of bad uses of drones.



 



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



How do you know?



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Well no comment. So we're going to go talk about what happened at the NFL draft a little while ago.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Oh, this was not good.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



No it's not.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Now you looked up how to say this guy's last name because I didn't know I can say Jonathan, but what’s his last name?



 



SPEAKER: JOE



His name is Colet.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Okay, what did he do? This guy is. He says he's shooting a film out in Philly filming in Philly.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Yeah, there's the NFL draft going on at the Philadelphia Art Museum and he's flying over the schoolgul River which is near there and the police see him and they come up and they say, “what are you doing?” And he says, “I’m flying my drone,” and they actually detain him. Yeah they detain him for like 12 hours and then they threaten him with reckless endangerment.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Oh Penalty. Penalty. Yeah that’s what they would say. Now wait a minute. And what was he doing, just flying his drone. So again check your “B4Ufly,” check your apps, go to upsonder.com. That's where we do, That’s where we go. Yeah that’s… triple check. And remember your local law enforcement authorities are never the final word but still be careful. OK.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



So we have one more good drone story.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Locked down!



 



SPEAKER: JOE



locked down? No that’s not a good drone story! But let’s do it anyway.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Well your definition of good and my definition of good about it’s just…



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Prisons.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Aw, bad jokes, bad jokes. Okay go ahead.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



It's about prisons and it's about smuggling things into prisons using drones.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



And what seems to be the problem?



 



SPEAKER: JOE



What seems to be a problem is you can't smuggle things into prisons using drones.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



visiting hours?



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Yes I believe so.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



But you can’t bring in…



 



SPEAKER: JOE



You can't bring in drugs, knives and cell phones.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



But now there is a company that is this has become a problem. Drones are bringing stuff into prisons.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Yes.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



We don't know how widespread this is but it's happening so much so that this company is building a 2000 foot digital shield around a prison.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



That's right. A company in the U.K. is working with the prison there to basically build a digital fence all around the prison so that people cannot smuggle stuff into the prison using drones.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Get your shovels, get your shovels. Back to the old days.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Dig those tunnels. Get some money to pay off this gaurds.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Exactly, go back to the old days of doing it.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



So there is this interesting thing I think you found this one Fenity about drone racers.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



Oh yeah. Drone races in Southern California. Well these boys you know they were just good ole boys having a good time. That's what they thought. But here's what happened. They capture this guy on camera illegally dumping trash at the at the end of this like you know where they build new houses with local housing development and so basically this this drone pilot he says Oh my goodness look this guy is dumping trash is clearly illegal I mean hello a mattress. It wasn't just like a banana peel it was like a mattress and stuff. So he gets the footage and he sends it to his local authorities. So this is an example of drones for good. We talk about at upsonder.com all the time, drones for good but this is a perfect example. He submitted it to local authorities. They got the footage. The camera zoomed in on the license plate. Guess what?



 



SPEAKER: JOE



They saw the license plate. They tracked him.



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



from the department the obvious, Thank you Joe. Anyway if you're still listening we do highly recommend you know were produced and sponsored by upsonder.com. So if it weren’t for Up Sonder we wouldn’t be here, so go there.



 



SPEAKER: JOE



Yeah if you want to find out more about this podcast or the information we're talking about in this podcast. Go to upsonder.com. I'm Joe



 



SPEAKER: FENITY



and I’m Fenity and we'll see you next week right here on drones. The podcast by Up Sonder.

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