September 1, 2014 AT 3:00 am
Airport wants to use drones to prevent plane crashes #drone #droneday
Westchester County Airport in New York wants to start using drones or fake predator birds to
prevent birds from striking incoming and outgoing aircraft.
The main argument against drones, at this point, is a safety one: What happens if a drone crashes into a plane? Well now, at least one airport is looking at using drones as a means of protecting planes that land and take off from its runways.
Drones, it turns out, can scare birds away from airports, where they pose a threat to planes. My colleague Becky Ferreira
took a deep dive into the technology behind “raptor drones” earlier this month, and now it appears at least one US airport is considering using the technology (or other drone technology) to protect planes.
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