If you have registered a commercial drone in the U.S., the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants your input.
Earlier this month, FAA sent out a questionnaire to everyone who has registered a commercial drone. The FAA clarifies that the survey includes commercial operators, government departments and other users – anyone except for hobby or recreational operators, who are not included in this survey.
“The goal is to collect information on drone flight activities under the FAA’s small drone rule (Part 107), data that will help the FAA improve the services it delivers to the UAS community,” says an FAA release. “Responses to the questionnaire are voluntary and entered 100 percent electronically. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.”
“The questions include areas such as number of drones registered, number and types of missions completed in 2017, primary locations where the operator flies and types of waivers requested. The survey also asks how operators want to get information about drone-related issues from the FAA, and how satisfied they are with the news channels they use now.”
This is a completely anonymous survey. Answers cannot be tracked back to an individual.
“So if the questionnaire is still sitting on your computer or mobile device, what are you waiting for?” says the FAA. “We want–and need–your input.”
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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