Not too many years ago the idea of small unmanned flying machines seemed like something from sci-fi movies or toys for the kids to play with. This could not be further from today’s reality.
Drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), have been taking on more and more important roles and are now regarded as fully-fledged aircraft performing legitimate and crucial operations in the National Airspace.
Along with these new abilities and capabilities comes the need to understand how drones fit into today’s world of aviation and how new and existing pilots can benefit from understanding the direction drones are leading in many areas.
Who uses these things anyway? [Read more…]