ERM LLC was granted COA 2015-ESA-11481-88-333E by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) allowing it to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in support of quarry operations near the Frederick, MD airport.
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) recently released a detailed analysis of the FAA’s drone data. A close examination of the 764 records, which the agency publicly released on August 21, reveals a more complex picture of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) activity in the United States than initial headlines suggested. There are military crashes and a UFO sighting in the data. Only a about a dozen of the records were legitimately reported “near misses.” Some didn’t involve drones at all.