UAV Sightings Near Airplanes Have Increased This Year Written 1 December 2017

The Hill reports that the FAA said that it has received more than 2,000 UAV-sighting complaints from pilots this year. The agency received 1,800 complaints in 2016 and 1,200 complaints in 2015. The FAA “says it has been ramping up public education and outreach further improve safety,” but Congress and federal regulators both “fear that the U.S. will fall behind other countries if they do not pick up the pace in allowing more types of drone operations, especially for commercial use.”
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