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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, (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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