Drone Safety (video podcast)

Heather Krause, a director in GAO's Physical Infrastructure team, speaking outside of Reagan National AirportOver a million Americans flew drones in 2017 for recreational or commercial purposes, and the Federal Aviation Administration expects that number to more than double over the next 5 years.

Drones can pose a number of safety risks—like potential crashes if communication fails between pilot and drone, or causing interference with commercial aircraft. The FAA is charged with implementing regulations and safety measures to ensure that drones are safely integrated into national air space.

In today’s video podcast, we’re on location at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C. with Heather Krause, a director in our Physical Infrastructure team, and we are talking about what FAA is doing to promote drone safety.


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