Pivoting to an unprecedented wave of new “aircraft owners and pilots,” the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is now welcoming unmanned aerial vehicle — aka, drone — pilots into the fold. “Drone pilots are seeking their place in the larger world of aviation and looking for opportunities to expand their experience,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. The association noted an FAA estimate that 1.3 million pilots will be certificated to operate drones ...

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