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Drones present minimal threat to aircraft, says study

Discussion in 'News' started by Tron_X, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Tron_X

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    Just how likely is it that a drone hits an aircraft and causes a death or injury? Not very, according to research from George Mason University. The study suggests the Federal Aviation Administration could significantly loosen rules regarding private drone use and not endanger general aviation.

    Drones present minimal threat to aircraft, says study
     
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    Probably true so long as they are flown within current FAA Guidelines.

    But we all know that is not happening.
     
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    True or not why take the risk of flying near?
     
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    Actually, it's the opposite as birds do not adhere to regulatory behavior of any kind. We're talking about millions to billions of bird airspace violations every year (very inconsiderate of them). In contrast, the majority of drone flyers actually do adhere to airspace regulations. Yearly reported airspace violations number in the 100's while over a million UAS systems are believed to fly in our airspace regularly. If you factor in unreported violations by a factor of ten we're still talking relatively small numbers of violations. As time goes on geofencing makes it harder and harder for someone to violate restricted airspace which only tilts in favor of safer statistic trends over time.

    "In a 2015 investigation, the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) called the validity of these near miss reports into question. Of the 764 near miss incidents recorded by the FAA, the AMA found only 27, or 3.5 percent, were genuine UAS near misses"
     
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    The problem with regulators is no one wants to be held accountable when something happens and is sensationalized by the media. They have to appear tough on this issue and considering this is the greatest revision to airspace regulations since their inception they will act slowly.
     
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