A Look at Drone Safety
There has been a huge surge in consumer access to drones in the last year, and with this surge comes issues like drone safety. Combine this with an unknowing public and there are sure to be some complications. Typical drone pilots “don’t generally file flight plans ahead of their flights and they aren’t necessarily privy to the flight plans of other aircraft in the area. ” This can lead to major complications in metropolitan areas when airports are located very close to commercial and residential neighborhoods. This poses a legitimate risk to travelers. Drones pose a similar hazard to aviation as birds. Travel and Transport report on what is being done to decrease risks associated with drones and airports. Many cities are “restricting drone flight within the path of airports.” Travelers can find some relief in knowing drone activity is being addressed and their safety is being put first.
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