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Search and Rescue teams now using drones

Post by amy1300 » Apr 03 2018 10:02 am

http://www.azfamily.com/story/34251650/ ... technology
Interesting piece I found recently, about the SAR teams of Gila and Maricopa Counties, and the Sedona area, purchasing drones to help them search for people.
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Re: Search and Rescue teams now using drones

Post by KwaiChang » Apr 03 2018 6:43 pm

Nice how the Drones can be used for a VERY positive benefit!!! All we hear about is how drones effect our lives negatively. Beyond cool how this will benefit POSITIVELY!! Nice!!
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Re: Search and Rescue teams now using drones

Post by cactuscat » Apr 03 2018 7:04 pm

Meanwhile, Russian mail-delivery drone testing today ...
[ youtube video ]
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Re: Search and Rescue teams now using drones

Post by amy1300 » Apr 04 2018 6:56 am

@cactuscat
Hahaha - When I first heard of the possibility of Amazon using drones to deliver packages, I knew there was NO WAY I wanted any drones flying near my house. I could just imagine an Amazon drone with that smile logo, crashing through my front window. That video sure confirms my instinct. (Course, I'm not an "early adopter" of any technology, so maybe that's just me.)
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Re: Search and Rescue teams now using drones

Post by chumley » Apr 04 2018 8:29 am

The world will advance whether you decide to participate or not. FWIW, Amazon is already building an airline and has 32 planes in their fleet already. I see this livery on approach to PHX nearly every day.

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Re: Search and Rescue teams now using drones

Post by rcorfman » Apr 04 2018 12:27 pm

Drones were used last year in Grand Canyon searching for the two missing hikers that got washed away crossing Tapeats Creek. I know one body was recovered but never heard if the second was or not. All in all a very sad and tragic event, especially since there was no real reason to cross the creek.
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Re: Search and Rescue teams now using drones

Post by Tough_Boots » Apr 04 2018 12:58 pm

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I don't think Lou-Ann Merrell's was ever recovered.
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Re: Search and Rescue teams now using drones

Post by Jim_H » Apr 04 2018 6:12 pm

@chumley
But, I think we can still choose to NOT participate in the use of services or other "advances" we either don't like, or find questionable. With the success of those self driving cars in Tempe, I'm sure we won't see swarms of delivery drones anytime soon, so we neo-luddite can rest easy.
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Re: Search and Rescue teams now using drones

Post by trekkin_gecko » Apr 04 2018 6:37 pm

@chumley
I see one of the prime air planes take off about 12:30 every morning
glad they are flying much of their own freight now

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