In addition, unmanned aircraft are natural platforms for
detecting fires and finding lost persons.
A key point in this discussion is that it’s not the
technology that’s evil, but the intent of the operation.
We should not blame the technology and, therefore,
excessively restrict its use.
The introduction of unmanned aircraft into the NAS
is not a simple challenge, but we must progress as UAS
will provide enormous economic value. The key is to do
so in a way that minimizes risk. Certainly, there will
be mistakes along the way. However, I am confident we
can and will succeed in delivering a safe and secure
integrated national airspace, while permitting the
economic value of unmanned aircraft to flourish.
Stan Vander Werf is president and CEO of Advanced Capitol LLC,
an aerospace defense consulting firm. He may be reached at
The introduction of unmanned aircraft into the NAS is not a simple challenge,
but we must progress as UAS will provide enormous economic value.
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