67 thoughts on “Boeing’s Flexible Flyer: Unmanned Little Bird

  1. How about pilots who actually enjoy flying helicopters in any kind of situation. This is another great way to lose jobs.

  2. fantastic work! So many applications already exist for this 'lil bird', especially evacs in dangerous areas, not just war zones, but natural disasters too. Even to just go pick someone up who can't make it home!

  3. So much for the security of pilot's jobs in the future.
    I'm sure there are many pilots world wide who would give anything to fly those 'mundane' flights in this MD-500.

  4. I am a big fan and as always, impressive! I am willing to bet the computer even has to fly it with the trim! It would be interesting to see this amazing little machine fly in person. The applications are indeed endless.

  5. very cool, but I can see this opening up more aircraft platforms as "optionally-manned" in the future. How long before we have UAV versions of the C-130 or 737 ? Over the next decade commercial aviation could have computers flying long distance air routes, removing flight crews from the cockpit.

  6. This is pretty damn fantastic. How many lives could this have saved in Vietnam? Those helo pilots had BALLS, and too many of them never came back. =( Great job, Bo!

  7. All it takes is a few ones and zeros in the right place, and a plane like that will be in the wrong hands. And think of how many people you'd put out of a job doing that.

  8. soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Let us fly the aircrafts ! – I love flying, so why make everything unmanned ? Even Cars and now Heli's ? But why ? Guys love driving in their cars on nice roads crusing through a country. Same goes for flying even commercial ! I love sitting up there looking out on this beautiful world and have control over my aircraft checking system and stuff. There is no use for all this unmanned things, it take jobs away from people too ! And that's what we are trying to create !

  10. Exactly! I always think of this: Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should. Just because we have the ability to have drones in EVERYTHING, doesn't mean we should.

  11. When it has the ability to "think" all it does now is take in the environment a bit to not crash and goes on its rout. 😛

  12. no wonder i never got it. order one and still on autopilot damn thing is probably @ Las Vegas  hahah

  13. this definitely should be programmed into every airliners computers just in case..
    when the weathers bad it should be turned on automatically.! but still give the pilot the option to override it.

  14. I hate the thought of drones flying all over our country and the world!!!
    it should be mandatory that all drone be outfitted with a parachute system and/or a bomb to terminate…

  15. What about North Korea 🙁 how should they feel they are one of the biggest operators of little birds and they don't get a shout out? 😉

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