Imagine you’re relaxing on a sunny beach when along comes an annoying buzz that rises above the sound of your radio. It could be a banner plane or a jet-ski — or it could be an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), or drone. Drones are increasingly popular with hobbyists and are used for business in many places around the world. But industrial use of UAS’s in the United States has lagged behind, until now.
This fall, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) convened a task force to develop registration recommendations for UAS’s by November 20.