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Authors

Daniel Shoffet

Abstract

This paper will explain the current state regarding the integration of commercial and recreational drones into the United States’ airspace with general aviation, as well as identify whether drones and general aviation incidents are common or are likely to occur. This paper will also analyze proposed regulations by the Federal Aviation Administration and any drawbacks that come along with them, as well as other proposed solutions to the current problem with integration of drones. Additionally, this paper will propose a solution which incorporates the use of current aviation technologies to solve the drone integration problem: mandating commercial drone operators to file pinpoint flight plans and regulating the construction of all drones to include ADS-B receivers is the most efficient and effective way to safely integrate UAVs into the National Airspace System.