NASA has been working on a plan for months to create an air traffic control system for drones to make sure the flying machines don’t crash into things like people and planes. Now that plan includes trying to develop a reliable system so people can fly drones remotely.
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The illustration shows a modern jet which would have state of the art equipment and would only be flying low near an airport. In reality there are thousands of small private aircraft in the skies that would be more at risk because of the altitude they fly. Some of these airplanes don’t even have radios.
Electronics for aircraft is very expensive because of the testing and certification involved so requiring the small airplane owner to install the required gear might be a tough sell.