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Police can cite people for drone offenses

Written March 26th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”KdFlKMdhxSg”] If a drone buzzing over your property is making you mad, you don’t have to take it. According to advice the Albany City Council got Monday, you can call the cops and ask them to investigate.


A taste of the buzzing to come?

Written April 6th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A little item in the log of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office could foreshadow part of our future, a future full of drones. It was Sunday afternoon (March 23) when someone called the sheriff’s office from the Adair County Park, where a disc golf tournament was under way. “There was worry,” the log says, “about people […]


RC ‘drones:’ Legal how long?

Written January 1st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

You could build your own surveillance drone, you know. YouTube and other online sources offer plenty of advice on plans and equipment and what kind of video cameras are best. The question is: What’s legal and what’s not?


Wondering about drones & RC aircraft

Written December 31st, 2013 by Hasso Hering

The Federal Aviation Administration has designated some areas of Oregon as test sites for commercial drones. I’ve been wondering why federal action along those lines was needed since remote-controlled aircraft already fly at various sites including the Benton County Aerodrome near Adair Village. (This is not one of the drone test sites. Those are in […]


A future full of aerial buzzing?

Written December 2nd, 2013 by Hasso Hering

It’s fun to think up wondrous inventions, and some actually come true in time. Dick Tracy had wrist-mounted TV communicators, and now we have smart phones complete with video. But drones to deliver packages?


Rand Paul’s simple question

Written March 7th, 2013 by

C-SPAN 2 covered the filibuster live. The question Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky asked during his filibuster in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday may have seemed absurd. Does the Obama administration believe it has the power under the Constitution to use a drone strike to kill an American citizen on U.S. soil who is not […]

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