Not long from now, it is likely you will receive an instruction like this from the control tower of a U.S. civil airport: "You are number two to land, Runway Two-Seven Right, behind the UAV on short final. Say contact.” The “U” in that designation, of course, signifies “unmanned.” These aircraft come with two types of control. First, there are those such as the media-ubiquitous Predator “drone,” that is presumably controlled by a human ...


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