The end of an era: Aricebo will be demolished.

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by wsuffa, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. flhrci

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    This is impressive video. It belongs in the same category as Gallopin' Gertie - the Tacoma Narrows bridge video as "Must Watch"

     
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    I figured that a video would turn up, since they were expecting a collapse at some time in the not too distant future. I would have been surprised if they didn't have the site closely monitored.
     
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    Ouch...
     
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    Wow.

    Hope they're not monetizing the drone video, the collapse is tragic enough without the FAA stepping in to levy fines...
     
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    I just saw that video. It is impressive and shows what happened. I'm sure that engineering students will be seeing that along with Galloping Gertie in their classes in the future.
     
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    No FAA there.
     
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    It was meant as a joke playing off of the drone video thread here, but I believe FAA is in fact there. Unless their FSDO office in San Juan is just a front for a secret vacation getaway for civil servants.
     
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    Ahh crap. Sorry forgot it’s a colony. LOL

    You may be correct about the latter theory though. Haha.
     
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    Yup.
     
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    The story you are about to see is a fib, but it's short. The names are made up but the problems are real.
     
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    Actually it is a US possession, so there is FAA.

    but it’s also a government agency that owns Aricebo, and if they’re operating the drone they can avoid FAA rules.
     
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    There is definitely FAA here in Puerto Rico. Thats actually why I moved to PR. ATC though, not Flight standards.
     
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    Looks like the aliens are trying to mask their final approach before their initial assault.
     
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