In response to the article on what the Trump cabinet will mean for military and transportation published Nov. 24, 2016, the U.S. was founded on businessmen, not politicians. Just give him a chance. You might be surprised by him. I know we have nothing to lose.
Aimee Surratt, in a comment on rotorandwing.com
Could Drones Replace Police Helicopters?
These “hobby-style” drones might have some utility in certain tactical situations, but the idea of them replacing helicopters for range and endurance would require a military-grade drone such as a Predator. Unfortunately, that type of drone would not be able to follow a typical pursuit on city streets with all the turns and erratic maneuvers.
Mike Kennedy, San Diego, California
Just watched a 48-minute, high-speed pursuit filmed by a police helicopter. That won’t be happening with a battery-powered quadcopter any time soon.
Jon Dungan, Kansas City, Missouri
I think people overestimate a drone’s range, endurance and capability.
A better solution to drones — the Magni M24 gyroplane, with lower acquisition/operation costs than helicopters with safety and 3-plus hours of endurance. When lives of officers are at risk, I don’t trust an airborne robot with a camera when it is possible to have “real eyes!”
DAC International’s Sikorsky Displays
Considering the $29,000 flat-rate cost to now get an ED-800 repaired, it’s not a bad time to start thinking about investing in modern alternative replacements such as this.
Southeast Aerospace, Melbourne, Florida
Had this photo sent in of new budding @UWMedFlight pilots for Halloween.
@ MedFlightDoc, Ryan Wubben, Madison, Wisconsin