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Old 18th Jan 2020, 18:51
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US FAA issues proposed rules on remote drone operations.

Drone numbers are doubling every two to three years - Canada's experience!

Around 1.5 million drones and 160,000 remote pilots are registered with the FAA. Equipping drones with remote identification technologies is needed to safely integrate operations into the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability which automates the application and approval process for most UAS operators to obtain airspace authorizations. Hopefully, this will allow for more complex operations, such as beyond visual line of sight at low altitudes. US helicopter operators will be watching this development closely as a recent collision between a helicopter and a drone at 1,000 ft over a city has again raised concerns. A Canadian report has stated drone numbers in Canada and the US double every two years now a long-term trend. Spending on drones is expected to increase to US$20 billion (AUD$29 billion) by 2024 as air-taxi and aerial deliveries services are established in North America.

What will the world be like in 50 years? Less sunshine due trillions of drones blocking the sun's warmth? A solution to global warming?

What do you think?

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