When talking about unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, one should remember that the terms can refer to small multirotor systems — like the inescapable DJI Phantoms — to large, fixed-wing aircraft that require long runways to take off and land. What these hobby craft, military systems, and commercial-grade industrial platform have in common is that they are a form of aircraft. Over the years, commercial aviation has developed an enviable, although by no means perfect, safety record. This was Continue Reading...