Game of Drones-
By Jim Raycroft, AOPA
If there is one type of flying machine that has snuck up on the aviation industry, it’s the unmanned aircraft system (UAS), often called drone or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). In 2012, the FAA estimated that 30,000 drones could be zipping through the airspace by 2020, but that number appears to have been grossly underestimated: The FAA said it registered nearly 300,000 unmanned aircraft owners in the first month after mandatory registration took effect on December 21, 2015. Soon there were more drone registrations than manned aircraft in the FAA registry.