Drones have been a subject in many news stories recently. Amazon is considering using drones for product deliveries. Drones are being used by average Americans as a leisure device. These unmanned flying aircrafts are being used to take pictures and watch certain areas. They have been the subjects of some restrictions, such as restrictions on airspace usage
Drones are also being looked at because of safety concerns when they are in close proximity to other aircraft. As it turns out, there are hardly any safeguards in place when it comes to hobbyist drone operators. Commercial drone operators, on the other hand, are subjected to more safeguards.
One concern occurs when the drone comes into contact with airliners. When the drone comes into contact with an airliner, or in some cases, when they are operated in restricted airspace, they can lead to dangerous situations.
Commercial drone operators have to undergo a strict review in order to operate the drones. The issue at hand is that the amateur drone operators aren't always certain about what they can do or where they can fly their drones. One way that has been noted for making hobbyists' drones safer is to create geo-fencing, which would limit the ascent of drones. It could also help to prevent drones from maneuvering into restricted airspace.
Drones that are flown into restricted airspaces might lead to aviation accidents. While this might not be a huge concern for large airliners, smaller aircraft could suffer serious damage that could possibly lead to passenger injuries. If you are injured in an aviation accident that was caused by a drone, we can help you explore your options for compensation.
Source: The Was, "Dangerous Drones," accessed Nov. 05, 2015
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