, the drone industry officials have teamed up with the US government to launch a safety campaign as they have noticed the increasing report between small drones and manned Aircraft.
This safety campaign which guides how to Fly a unmanned Aircraft safely by the help of both recreational and commercial drone operators of FAA regulations. This campaign is formed by the Associations for Unmanned Vehicle Systems, the Small UAV coalition and the Academy Of Model Aeronautics, which has modern aircraft facilities and also has a partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration.
The two industries have planned for safety pamphlets which will be packed and distributed to the retailers for this Christmas. According to Michael Toscano, president of unmanned vehicle association, kids of all age will use unmanned aircraft by tons as Christmas gift. He also said this technology is very easy to handle and have high demand but as there is no guidance of flying safely, that’s why we have launched this safety campaign.
According to FAA, amateurs are Flying these drones in a dangerous manner, which could bring harm to people or bring down a plane. In the year of 2012, many reports have been launched of drones flying near a manned Aircraft or Airports. Michael Heurta said, the price of the unmanned Aircraft is low and the modern technology is affordable to many people though unaware of the Flying lessons.
You can get a small drone for just few hundred dollars and the sales are increasing daily. Hammacher Schlemmer and Brookstone catalogs have small drones for Christmas also Amazon.com in selling these drones online from $30 to nearly $3000.
According to Margaret Gillian, FAA associate administrator for safety said many of these operators have no aviation history, background or knowledge. They think that they had bought something for fun and don’t know that they are flying in the national airspace system. Amazon also created a special webpage stating the safety precautions for customers.
Ben Berman, an airline captain who flies Boeing 737s, told the same forum that “the current situation is out of control.”
“An education campaign on Amazon is not adequate,” he said. “Yes, if my aircraft goes down and we are mourning something strong will happen, but we can’t allow that to happen to me or anybody else.”