It is clear that Colorado has embraced drones. As the second-largest chapter in the Drone Racing MultiGP league, and with fifth-highest number of exemptions to an FAA rule, Colorado has requested a certificate to of operations to operate a test site, and the FAA gave the blessing. A 8,000-square-mile area in San Luis Valley is available for “medium-sized birds,” or drones weighing at least 55 pounds. Drones can fly up to t 9,000 feet above the ground. With attractive features
The Federal Aviation Administration is predicting that FAA Part 107 will lead to 600,000 commercial drones becoming active in the U.S within the coming six months. This dwarfs the number of just over 260,000 manned aircraft presently registered with the FAA.
So who will be flying all these aircraft? TechCrunch says about 290,000 (about half) of the commercial drone registrations will come from sole proprietors and small businesses. Many will start out as consumers, catc