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Maj. Joshua D. Pitler, 81st Operations Support Flight commander, operates an Unmanned Aerial System, more commonly known as a drone, Dec. 8, 2015, at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.  Drones are prohibited from being operated on base. For more information and guidance on the operation of UAS visit, www.FAA.gov/UAS/model_aircraft/ (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Tommy got a toy drone for Christmas, what’s next?
The Consumer Electronics Association believes 2015 will be a defining year for the drone, with sales expecting to approach 700,000 this year. The industry must be selling all of those drones as FAA statistics show a surge in “close call with drone” reports by pilots of manned aircraft: nearly 700 incidents so far this year, roughly triple the amount recorded in 2014.
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