Monday, July 22, 2024

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s a drone!

Skilled pilots approaching a runway usually can not see small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) encroaching on their airspace, and they virtually never detect motionless drones, a newly published study shows. During an airborne human factors experiment, certificated pilots failed to see a common type of quadcopter during 28 of 40 close encounters, researchers with Oklahoma […]