It might help to understand from whence the FAA comes. It has relied on multiple systems to assure safety. That historic construct may be the impediment to the UAS industry evolving as the private sector would like. Here is a brief description of the seines upon which the FAA has relied.
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ARTICLE: SMALL UNMANNED SYSTEMS BUSINESS EXPOSITION. ACCORDING TO A FAA OFFICIAL: AIRLINE FLIGHT HAD CLOSE CALL WITH DRONE IN MARCH The report by the FAA of this incident near Tallahassee brings into focus the tension and…
The Airvinci derived much of its concept from one of Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions from more than a half millennium ago.
Explains the FAA’s constraints, requirements, procedures, mission, expectation, scope and history, in order to help people with their ability to understand and advocate more effectively.
Like the FAA and the UAS industry, the flying car industry will have to deal with the gap between aviation safety rule development and technology acceleration.
The FAA’s primary mission is aviation safety, but the totality of the Administrator’s responsibilities suggests much more.
Mere registration sounds better than its likely results.
Simple affixing of small numbers on the side of distant, fast moving drones is, at best, a Band Aid response.