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    FAA Shuts Down Drone Beer Delivery

    The best idea since sliced bread, and look what happened.

    What is this, Russia?

    Thanks Obama and his cronies...

    http://www.flyingmag.com/news/faa-sh...MjYwMjE3Mjg5S0

    FAA Shuts Down Drone Beer Delivery

    By Stephen Pope / Published: Feb 04, 2014

    Ice fishermen on Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota will have to find a new way to quench their thirst after the FAA recently put the kibosh on beer delivery by drone.

    Local brewery Lakemaid had been testing a drone delivery system to airlift cases of beer to ice-fishing shacks on the lake north of Minneapolis using Quadracopters. But after posting a YouTube video showing a drone on a test run, the company was ordered to stop. The FAA cited federal regulations that currently prohibit drone flying for commercial purposes.

    The agency has recently cracked down on others seeking to use UAVs to make a buck, including commercial photographers and advertisers who have been flying drones for aerial filming. Amazon has announced a plan to deliver goods using drones, but not until the FAA crafts regulations clearing the way for commercial drone use, which is expected to occur sometime after 2015.

    Dominoes pizza is working on a similar idea, which could be a perfect tie-in with aerial beer delivery. Once the FARs are written, ice fishermen in Minnesota and elsewhere could benefit from an innovative way of making their chosen sport a bit more entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    The best idea since sliced bread, and look what happened.

    What is this, Russia?

    Thanks Obama and his cronies...

    http://www.flyingmag.com/news/faa-sh...MjYwMjE3Mjg5S0

    Heard the Dominos thing dint work because the delivery kid kept getting his hair caught in the drone rotors.

















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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    The best idea since sliced bread, and look what happened.

    What is this, Russia?

    Thanks Obama and his cronies...

    http://www.flyingmag.com/news/faa-sh...MjYwMjE3Mjg5S0
    judgin by the other 2 threads, definitely not Russia: they haven't mastered toilets that accept toilet paper

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    If a beer drone were to crash in my yard, do I get to keep the cargo?

    Kinda like possession is 9/10 of the law.

    And I could drink it long before it ever went to court.

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    I wouldn't mind getting my paper on time and NOT in a snow bank.

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    Land of the free!

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    Pizza, beer and NO WINGS? Obama's cronies, et al.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    Pizza, beer and NO WINGS? Obama's cronies, et al.
    Whats next, the gov't will shut down drone delivered prostitutes?

    Fvckin Obama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    Whats next, the gov't will shut down drone delivered prostitutes?

    Fvckin Obama.
    They must have dropped one off at my house; she's been droning on and on since I can't remember!


    heeeyyyyyyyy noowwwww

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    They must have dropped one off at my house; she's been droning on and on since I can't remember!


    heeeyyyyyyyy noowwwww

    And she forgot to bring the beer to boot!

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    FYI, here's some more info on Lakemaid Beer....I have the strangest boner right now.

    Edit: obligatory smells like fish joke.

    Last edited by Fishooked; 02-06-2014 at 12:11 PM.

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    If these drones because widely used, that's a lot of damn jobs gone. Forget the dominoes delivery people, how about Fedex, UPS, USPS as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    They must have dropped one off at my house; she's been droning on and on since I can't remember!


    heeeyyyyyyyy noowwwww
    I think it's legal to shoot those drones down.

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