In November of 2016, Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo devoted $30 million dollars to a 50-mile-long flight traffic management system to promote the use of unmanned aircraft systems (more commonly known as drones) for Central New York business purposes. This ‘corridor,’ as it is called, will stretch from Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome to Syracuse by sometime in 2018.
While they might seem like glorified toys for adults, drones are fantastic tools that can help people take some breathtaking photos and videos of their local scenery. Unfortunately, as is the case with most good technology, there are people out there who want to use them for nefarious purposes. This leads authorities to a tough question: how do you knock an illegal or dangerous drone out of the sky without harming those down below? The answer is simple: eagles.