On average more than 300 people every weekday in the U.S. have become licensed remote pilots, according to the latest data from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The total number of certified commercial drone operators now tops 23,000 -- we surpassing the initial FAA projections for 2016. Even more staggering is the number of drone registrations which exceeded 550,000 as of September as is sure to surge even further with the season's holiday shopping. That equates
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