More bad drone news to report. It appears that a drone crashed through a window on the 27th floor apartment building in Manhattan. Flying drones in Manhattan is illegal (it is a no fly zone) but has been made famous by the YouTube sensation Casey Neistat . While I am a huge fan of Casey, I do not condone his drone flights. The footage he has provided is amazing, but potentially dangerous.
I’m not going to get on my soapbox about drone safety this and FAA regulations that… this trend of bad drone news will continue to hamper our hobby. From the sensationalized article someone was quoted saying “Poor lady. She’s lucky she wasn’t killed”. This is the type of coverage we do NOT want to see about our hobby. I’d like to see more videos and news about how drones can provide benefits to the community and not how drones can be nuisances.
Here is a Casey Neistat video of the DJI Mavic: