Yesterday the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) released a risk assessment document specifically targeting the use of UAVs near manned aircraft. CAP 1627 – Drone Safety Risk: An assessment. Here are the key points.
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What is the difference between a drone and a UAV and why does it make a difference? And why do I hate the "D" word?
With the rise in popularity of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) both in the workplace and in the hobby market, the term ‘drone’ is often misused. The general public and the media tend to use the term drone to describe most types of unmanned flying vehicle, but this is not always correct. I think the overuse of the word may be damaging to the industry, as the word mave have gained a negative connotation. This prejudice can impact decisions that could allow UAVs into industries where the potential to reduce costs or even save lives is possible.