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UFO Drone Seats Two

UFO Drone Seats Two

     This strange vehicle might look like a flying saucer, but it’s not for extraterrestrials.

Humans looking for a trip that’s truly ‘out of this world’ can now fly in

By Harry Pettit
www.dailymail.co.uk
3-27-17

style with the I.F.O or ‘Identified Flying Object’, a proposed two-seater drone concept that looks like a UFO.

The I.F.O is powered by eight electric rotary engines that push the saucer to an estimated top speed of 120mph (190kph) and can lift it to the average helicopter altitude.

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Drone Turned Into a UFO | VIDEO

Drone Turned Into a UFO
A 1000w diy flashlight turns a drone into a UFO. It’s easy to believe it’d be able to beam you up.

     Last year, we saw perhaps the brightest flashlight ever made, a DIY 1000W beast composed of ten different lights which can throw out a combined 90,000 lumens. How do you improve on that? You make it fly.
By Eric Limer
Popular Mechanics
10-17-16

That is precisely what the light’s creator, a YouTuber who goes by the handle rctestflight, did and the results are pretty spectacular. The DIY rig is heavy so it takes a serious octacopter to get it into the sky, but once it is up there and turns on, it looks like something straight out of a sci-fi flick.

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UFO Hits Plane Landing in London

UFO Hits Plane Landing in London

     London – A British Airways plane struck an object believed to be a drone on Sunday as it was coming in for landing at Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, police said.
By www.news24.com
4-17-16

“A pilot on an inbound flight into Heathrow Airport from Geneva reported to police that he believed a drone had struck the aircraft,” a spokesperson for London’s Metropolitan Police said.

“The flight landed at Heathrow Terminal Five safely. It transpired that an object, believed to be a drone, had struck the front of the aircraft”.

A BA spokesperson said the plane had been fully examined after landing and was cleared to operate its next flight. […]

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Inside Area 51 – New Drone Footage | VIDEO

Inside Area 51 – New Drone Footage

     Editor’s Note: Drones now present the latest security problem at Area 51. YouTuber Hans Faulkner shares recent footage overlooking the secret base.
By Hans Faulkner
YouTube
2-22/23-16

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The Naviator: A Flying, Swimming Drone | VIDEO

The Naviator: A Flying, Swimming Drone

By James Joiner
www.thedailybeast.com
12-28-15

     It had to happen, right? Once we conquered the skies with our now-ubiquitous unmanned vehicles, the obvious next step was to send them plummeting beneath the waves as well. But how far away must the one drone that can do it all be? The king of air and sea, perfect for voyeurs or extreme sports bros who don’t want to be limited to just the sky? Not far at all, if this prototype from Rutgers University is any indicator.

Dubbed the Naviator, this next-level footage machine is already garnering not just press but heavy interest from the defense industry, for obvious reasons. […]

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Judge Rules That Home Owner Had a Right to Shoot Drone, Drops Charges

Judge Rules That Home Owner Had a Right to Shoot Drone

By Eugene Volokh
The Washington Post
10-28-15

     WDRB News (Ryan Cummings) reports that Kentucky trial judge Rebecca Ward dismissed state charges against William Merideth, who shot down a drone flying over his land:

Merideth said the operator was violating his privacy and spying on his family, but Hillview police arrested Merideth for firing his gun within city limits and charged him with wanton endangerment….

[Merideth] says [David Boggs’s drone] was hovering over his Hillview property and he thought it was spying on his family….

Boggs testified that flight data showed the drone was flying higher than Meredith stated. But Judge Rebecca Ward says that since at least two witnesses could see the drone below the tree line, it was an invasion of privacy.

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UFO Filmed Over Wiltshire?

UFO Filmed Over Wilshire (1 of 2)
UFO Filmed Over Wilshire (2 of 2)

By www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk
9-30-15

      THIS is the moment an Unidentified Flying Object was caught travelling above one of Wiltshire’s most iconic landmarks.

The UFO was captured by Trowbridge amateur photographer Glyn Coy while flying his drone above the Westbury White Horse on Saturday at 3.17pm.

The 43-year-old’s footage shows an unknown white object travelling at speed towards the drone before disappearing from view.

“I was a bit surprised and I didn’t register it at all when I first saw it as I was filming it live on to my iPad,” Mr Coy said.

“I saw something white go across the across the screen and thought it might be a bird but when I took it home I realised it was travelling too fast to be a bird.

“I absolutely don’t know what it is [… .]

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Hello Drones, Goodbye UFO Hunting

Hello Drones, Goodbye UFO Hunting

By Jeffrey Shaffer
The Huffington Post
8-12-15

     The mystery of unidentified flying objects has suddenly become much more complicated and I’m very unhappy about it. The cause of the additional confusion can be explained in one word: drones.

The remote-controlled aerial devices are showing up everywhere. …

The evidence pool is being polluted by an ever-increasing presence of small, sophisticated flying machines that are totally terrestrial in origin. It won’t be long before drones become the default explanation for every shiny speck or glowing orb that traverses the wild blue yonder. They also present an array of new opportunities for UFO-related pranks and hoaxes. …

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Passenger Jet Reports Near-Miss with Drone

Passenger Jet Reports Near-Miss with Drone

By www.foxnews.com
5-29-15

     A commercial airliner narrowly missed colliding midair with a drone near New York’s LaGuardia Airport Friday morning, according to federal officials.

The pilot reportedly had to swerve upward over Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in order to avoid the drone as the plane neared the airport. The incident followed several earlier instances of pilots reporting they had had lasers pointed at them near New York airports.

“The flight crew of Shuttle America Flight 2708 reported climbing 200 feet to avoid an unmanned aircraft while on final approach to LaGuardia Airport at about 11 a.m. today,” the Federal Aviation Administration said. “The crew … reported that the unmanned aircraft was operating in the vicinity of Prospect Park in Brooklyn at an altitude of about 2,700 feet. The FAA will investigate.

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UFO video shows strange object over British Columbia

Witnesses in Canada noticed strange objects flying in the sky near Esquimalt, British Columbia at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the night of Monday, April 27.

Two of these witnesses, Brian Cooper and his wife Melissa, were in bed watching a movie when they noticed two unusual objects zipping through the night sky. The couple raced to the balcony for a better view. Although one of the UFOs quickly vanished, the couple was able to use a cell phone to record video of one of the objects.

UFO over Esquimalt. (Credit: Brian Cooper/CTV News)

UFO over Esquimalt. (Credit: Brian Cooper/CTV News)

As they explained to CTV News, the UFO was a circular craft that was “as being as big as a Volkswagen, flying like a drone, except much faster,” and had lights that “spun in all different directions.”

Veralynn Weaver, the Coopers’ upstairs neighbor, also saw the UFOs.

“I’ve grown up on military bases and I’ve never seen anything like that,” she told CTV News.

The witnesses say the UFOs flew over nearby CFB Esquimalt naval base. The Coopers suspect the UFOs they observed are likely some sort of secret military vehicle, but they also entertain the notion that what they saw could be “proof of alien life.”

UFO over Esquimalt. (Credit: Brian Cooper/CTV News)

UFO over Esquimalt. (Credit: Brian Cooper/CTV News)

“I have never seen anything like this in my life,” says Mr. Cooper. “I’m a very skeptical person.”

CTV News inquired with the naval base about the UFOs. Although the base declined to view the Coopers’ UFO video, a spokesperson from the base confirmed that no military flights took place near the base on the night in question. Reporters also checked with local authorities and were told that no UFO sighting reports were filed that night either.

CFB Esquimalt. (Credit: Master Cpl. Chris Ward, Imaging Services, CFB Esquimalt)

CFB Esquimalt. (Credit: Master Cpl. Chris Ward, Imaging Services, CFB Esquimalt)

To check on the done possibility, CTV News showed the UFO video to someone familiar with drones, David Carlos of Victoria Air Photos & Survey. He is of the opinion that the object in the video is a “Multi-rotar, electric air vehicle.” But he is also careful to point out that, purely based on the video, it is impossible to make a conclusive identification.

Although Mr. Cooper dismissed the drone possibility because he thinks the UFOs he observed flew to quickly, it is important to note that some consumer drones are capable of flying extremely fast and can perform incredible flight maneuvers.

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