Video: A new twist on skeet shooting – using drones for target practice – has authorities turning up at some firing ranges to stop the practice. The Feds say the gatherings are illegal. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.
First off, I am amazed and impressed that ‘shoot a drone’ gatherings are a thing. And after seeing it in action, I get it.
I think skeet shooting is loads of fun. And introducing an extra element like a remote control target looks awesome.
But I would not qualify these machines as drones. There are no cameras and no autonomy to speak of, so it is probably more accurate to say these are model aircraft.
As such, it is without question that the FAA has no jurisdiction over these gatherings.
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Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com