RE: FW: [canberrabirds] WTEs and drones

To: 'Con Boekel' <>, "" <>
Subject: RE: FW: [canberrabirds] WTEs and drones
From: Dr David Rosalky <>
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 02:40:06 +0000

I think drones are going to be a growing menace in all sorts of ways, including interference with aircraft and invasion of privacy.   I am currently working on a security arrangement for a community group and while the project has been underway, the risk has morphed from truck bombs to loners with rifles and knives to cars running people down.  But the future risk that will be very hard to counter is drones!


From: Con Boekel [
Sent: Sunday, 1 October 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: FW: [canberrabirds] WTEs and drones


Further to the potential risk to raptors, I just did a bit of a trawl using Dr Google.

I found two reports were humans had suffered multiple deep cuts caused by drone blades.

One person had the tip of his nose cut off. Another person had multiple deep cuts in his hand when he tested the urban myth that drone propellors can't hurt you. Another person had stitches in his scalp (not clear whether it was the blades that caused the wound).





On 10/1/2017 12:56 PM, Geoffrey Dabb wrote:

Thank you David.  I like the adjectives in the headline: ‘bold’, ‘angry’, ‘sharp’, ‘crack’ and ’pricey’  -  very topical and WSJ.


From: Dr David Rosalky
Sent: Sunday, 1 October 2017 12:35 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] WTEs and drones


I don’t know whether people will be able to open this because it seems to be locked through my subscription.  But it is worth trying.  It is a great story in the Wall St Journal about WTEs attacking drones used for mapping.


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