Big Brother style of management is back in the spotlight, as the federal government has made up their mind to announce a new plan which will require just about anyone who would be picking up a drone to register said drone with the U.S. Department of Transportation. There is a very good reason behind this particular proposal, of course, and that is because the government is rightly concerned about unmanned drones getting into the way of airspace throughout the country’s biggest airports, which would obviously pose a threat to all the passengers and crew onboard the plane. Imagine a drone ending up in one of the plane’s engines – now that’d be a disaster we would rather not think about.
For instance, a drone (or unmanned aerial vehicle) was a mere 100 feet away from the passenger jet at an altitude of 1,700 feet not too long ago, whereas the normal safe separation distance between aircraft would be a minimum of 1,000 feet. Private drones have also been the scapegoat when it comes to getting in the way of aerial firefighting efforts over a California blaze a few months back. This has already resulted in the very real possibility of a drone ban from having them machines fly near a wildfire.