Airplane Pilot Reports Drone

Last Friday, a pilot who was landing at Wheeler Airport near Kansas City spotted a drone and reported it to air traffic control which then notified local police.

KSHB Kansas City reported that a police helicopter was sent to investigate and eventually spotted the drone. However, the drone managed to escape.

The pilot, who was flying a small Beechcraft, managed to land safely.

Under FAA regulations, drones are not permitted to fly within 5 miles of an airport. They are also required to fly no higher than 400 feet and cannot weigh more than 55 pounds.

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