Want a drone for Christmas? So do a million others.
Forget the latest Apple releases: The most in-demand gadgets this holiday season might just be drones
About a million drones may be sold as Christmas presents this year, estimates an administrator with the Federal Aviation Administration, who, understandably, sounds a little concerned at the prospect of so many unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on the loose
“A lot of people who don’t have a pilot background are operating these things in the airspace,” FAA administrator Rich Swayze said, according to Aviation Week.
Though the price point for higher-end drones hovers around $1,000, popular demand for the gadgets has seen versions retailing at Walmart for as little as $20. The lower price tag and wider availability are sure to make drones popular additions to Christmas lists this year. Swayze and other industry experts used the Airlines for America (A4A) Commercial Aviation Industry Summit on Sept. 28 to voice their concerns Read more…
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