Hobbyist almost hits Navy Blue Angels with a drone during Detroit flyover
Do you want more drone restrictions? Because this is how how you get more drone restrictions.
A recent flyover by the US Navy Blue Angels in the Detroit area drew controversy after a rogue drone operator used his device to get some sweet footage- but endangered the world’s most prolific aerobatic team in the process.
The drone footage surfaced earlier this month via a social media account named ““@GIOLUCIA,” complete with a cliche backing of Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone.”
In addition to beating the “Top Gun” horse to death, the drone operator came dangerously close to the wingtip of one of the F/A-18s, which could have resulted in a catastrophe for the entire flight team.
The video was re-uploaded to YouTube, and is in clear violation of the FAA’s mandate to “not operate your drone in a careless or reckless manner.”
The Blue Angels, which are based out of NAS Pensacola in Florida, are reportedly aware of the incident, according to multiple social media sources.
One unnamed individual who may be responsible for the drone footage has made several “no-no” flights in the past, including flying over Detroit at night.
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