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Suspected drone terrorist arrested by French police during traffic control – During a traffic stop near the French city of Nancy, a man who was possibly planning to carry out a terrorist attack using a drone was arrested. In addition to a drone with an ignition mechanism on board, explosives were also found in the car of the suspected drone terrorist. Police forces in other countries have been made aware of the threat.
Small airplane possibly collided with a drone in the Netherlands – Last week, a small sports plane over Aalst, The Netherlands collided with an unknown object at an altitude of 1800 feet. It is suspected that it was a drone. The plane could safely land at Eindhoven Airport without any problems. There, damage to the nose and propeller was found. According to the police, it is out of the question that it was a collision with a bird.
Gilbert police officers give drone pilot hard time for legal drone flight – On September 24th, 2020, Mr. Gilbert Bystander (not his real name) was flying his drone near the intersection of South Gilbert Road and East Warner Road in Gilbert, Arizona. At this location, weekly BLM protests had been taking place in the wake of George Floyd and Brianna Taylor. Mr. Bystander was documenting the protests from a nearby location when he was approached by three officers from the Gilbert Police Department. As you can see in the video below, the Gilbert police officers give the drone pilot a hard time for what seems to be a legal drone flight.
DJI Mavic Air 2 captures spectacular video of migrating pelicans – A drone pilot from Israel was recently flying his new DJI Mavic Air 2 when something very special happened. A flock of migrating pelicans approached from a distance. You can see how the animals arrive at ease and keep turning in circles using the thermals. And, the drone captures a truly spectacular video of the migrating pelicans.
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