Wall Street Journal Article and Video Story
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Associated Press Article and Pictures
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- Daily Mail (best picture layout)
Sharp-eyed dog walkers along the San Francisco Bay waterfront may have spotted a strange-looking plane zipping overhead recently that that looked strikingly like the U.S. stealth drone captured by Iran in December.
A few key differences: The flying wing seen over Berkeley is a fraction of the size of the CIA’s waylaid aircraft. And it’s made of plastic foam. But in some ways it’s just like a real spy plane.
Mark Harrison and Andreas Oesterer in their spare time, can fly itself to specified GPS coordinates and altitudes without any help from a pilot on the ground. A tiny video camera mounted on the front can send a live video feed to a set of goggles for the drone’s view of the world below.Interestingly, I got an AP photo credit for the photo taken by the drone.
National Public Radio
Larry Abramson came out and flew with us one morning, and filed this story. The only downside of it being a radio story is that you can't see Andreas in his bucket-style video goggles. Direct audio link here.
Pretty good news story here. Producer Ken Miguel did a great job on the story and got some good video.
During the interview, I parked the Arcticopter so that it was visible over my shoulder, flying happily and thinking to itself. While the cameraman was recording the drone, the drone was recording the cameraman! Here's a short clip of that:
KBS "World Today", Korean BroadcastingThis show (it was explained to me) is like the "60 Minutes" of Korea, covering international stories. This is a story about civilian use of drones in the USA, and it kicks off with me and Andreas flying around and giving the reporter an FPV ride.
Other Press Sightings...
Hi-Res photos featured on Cryptome.org's drone page.
Comments have sadly expired over on Fox News. Surprisingly similar viewpoints over at the Democratic Underground and the Huffington Post!
a couple of people have sent these, I need to grab some screen shots and stick them here...
Chinese Wall Street Journal
Chinese translation of AP
Vietnamese translation of AP article