Rhonda and Marc were joined by Adam Hirsen, to talk about his near collision with a drone in the Chicago airspace. If that name sounds familiar to you, it's probably because you have a great memory and you're a long time listener of SimpleFlight Aviation Radio. That's because it was over 4 years ago that Adam was one of our first guests on the show.
Just a few weeks ago, a drone passed by Adam's plane, missing the wing by some 20 feet. The fact Adam was at 3300 feet is especially troublesome, since drones are limited to 400 feet by law and technology. While ATC did their job by collecting information from Adam, they never saw the target, nor was there anything they could do about it. Unsettling as it was, Adam remains a proponent of drones. Listen in to the conversation about the experience and what the future may hold for the co-existence of these two factions of the aviation community.
Thanks for listening. Blue Skies and Tailwinds!