Drones are still hampering wildfire air crews on the West Coast

Hobby #drones are still hampering wildfire air crews on the West Coast

  • Whenever its pilots spot a remotely controlled aircraft nearby, they’re told to return to base, action that gives the fires more time to spread.
  • Related: Canada is using drones to discover the cause of its massive wildfire
  • In all, drones have been seen flying over 12 wildfires on the West Coast in the last six months, the NIFC confirmed.
  • The nation’s logistical and support center for wildland firefighting is wondering what part of “keep your drones away from wildfires” people don’t understand.
  • Hobby drones are still hampering wildfire air crews on the West Coast

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@DigitalTrends: “Hobby #drones are still hampering wildfire air crews on the West Coast”


Some drone owners seem unable to resist flying their remotely controlled copters in places they really shouldn’t. Take wildfires. The aerial footage may be dramatic, but the risk to air crews fighting the blazes is enormous.


Drones are still hampering wildfire air crews on the West Coast

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