With the growing presence of drones in the skies, commercial operators and hobbyists alike need to be aware, now more than ever, of the potential safety risks that drones present.
While drone technology is challenging the conventional way of doing things by providing efficiency and cost savings for a myriad of services ranging from aerial photography, infrastructure inspection, precision agriculture to animal conservation, it needs to be remembered that in the hands of an inexperienced operator, things can quickly go very wrong. Under FAA regulations, a commercial drone can be up to 55 pounds. If an operator were to somehow lose control of their drone, the results could be catastrophic – potentially even fatal.
That’s why many organizations, large and small, are choosing to hire professional drone service companies, like DroneView Technologies.
As part of their proposed sUAS (small unmanned aerial system) rules, first announced in February 2015, the FAA has recommended an operator pass a written knowledge test. It is anticipated that the final sUAS (commercial drone) rules will go into effect by mid 2016.
Drones are clearly the technology of the future. They are here to stay. It’s been proven that there are many useful applications, as long as safety and responsible operations remain a top priority for all.