Last year is on record as the safest yet in commercial aviation, so now seems like an appropriate time to ask if, in our rush to make technology available to many, including those with little understanding of aviation, we are putting lives at risk. On Feb. 14, a report of a helicopter crash in South Carolina caused by a close encounter with a drone followed close on the heels of recent video footage of a drone flying close enough to a Frontier Airlines flight, carrying up to 186 passengers ...


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