According to this article, airline pilots drone sightings has declined despite the continue increase in popularity of drones.
The Washington Post publish an article a few days back that caught our interest...
Titled "Why America's Drone Problem May Not Be As Bad As Everyone Thinks" the article briefly discusses the most recent report from the FAA and the AMA's analysis of that data.
According to this article, airline pilots drone sightings has declined despite the continue increase in popularity of drones. This could very likely be linked to an overall increase in safety precautions that both new and experienced drone pilots are starting to take. As organizations within our hobby continue to educated pilots about the dangers associated with drone flight and operation, it appears that the lessons might just be getting heard. That's great news for not only drones, but as far as we are concerned, the entire RC industry.
However, the key is not to only educate pilots and those operating the drones, but also continue educating the general public to overcome the stigma that the word "drone" still holds for so many.
Reports and articles like this will continue to be extremely helpful as interest in drones continues to sky rocket.
The link to the entire article from Wash Post can be found below...