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America’s drone problem may not be as bad

A new report suggest that drones are being more careful to respect the space of other aircraft.

Why America’s drone problem may not be as bad as everyone thinks Article Source: Matt McFarland via The Washington Post Photo Credit: Adrees Latif/Reuters A new report suggests that drone pilots are now flying more responsibly amid heightened public concerns over the dangers of the unmanned aerial vehicles. The Academy of Model Aeronautics analyzed FAA data and found that even as drone sales…

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Know Before You Fly Reaches Major Milestone

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Know Before You Fly Reaches Major Milestone with More than 500,000 Unique Visitors to Website Drone safety campaign urges visitors to learn the guidelines before taking to the skies Article & Image Source: Know Before You Fly WASHINGTON — Know Before You Fly announced today more than 500,000 unique users have visited its website since the launch of the unmanned…

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Drone industry has really taken off

Drone industry has really taken off, permit study finds The most popular commercial uses for drones involve photography, real estate and inspections, according to an industry review released Wednesday of more than 3,000 permits granted by the Federal Aviation Administration. Permits have been granted in all 50 states. California has the most at 360, Florida 328 and Texas 268, according to the study by the…

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Report Paints Optimistic Yet Cautious Picture

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AUVSI Report Paints Optimistic Yet Cautious Picture for Drone Sector Article Source: Jason Reagan via DroneLife.com A recent American industry report shows that commercial growth of UAVs is swelling from sea to shining sea but the buffeting winds of errant regulation still pose a muscular risk to this infant sector. According to a new study released in September by the…

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States rush to regulate drones

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States rush to regulate drones ahead of federal guidelines This article originally appeared in Stateline, a initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Article Source: gcn.com In New Hampshire you can’t use a drone to harass a hunter. California lawmakers don’t want you to fly an unmanned aircraft near a forest fire. And in Texas you better not pilot one anywhere near the state capitol. In the absence of federal regulations,…

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Biggest names team up on drones

Silicon Valley’s biggest names team up on drones Drones could become an $82 billion industry in 10 years and employ 100,000 Americans, according to an industry group. That assumes, of course, that the drone business can lift off. The public is concerned about drones spying on them, falling on them, or interfering with manned aircraft—as has been the case in…

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