The 2022 FAA Drone Safety Day is this Saturday, June 18: an opportunity for everyone in the drone industry to ensure that the skies continue to open for all.
As the use of drones continues to expand, regulatory authorities like the FAA have worked to ensure that all fliers know the rules. More than 800,000 drones have been registered: over 260,000 Remote Pilots have been certified. Recreational flyers not engaging in Part 107 training, however, still have rules to follow and work to do before they can fly legally.
All drone pilots benefit when the rules are followed and basic safety protocol is observed. Public opinion is critical to expanding drone operations across the country, and to enabling advanced air mobility and the operations of the future. To help get the word out, the FAA has organized a National Drone Safety Awareness Week each year from 2019 through 2021, to leverage the power of the drone community to educate all flyers. This year, the FAA is hosting ONE Drone Safety Day: this weekend, June 18.
Find out how you can get involved, find events or host a Drone Safety Day event.
The safety message for Drone Safety Day 2022 is Fly RIGHT:
- Register your drone – DroneZone
- Interact with others
- Gain knowledge
- Have a safety plan
- TRUST and Train
Download the Drone Safety Day Playbook. The playbook gives you an outline of what Drone Safety Day is all about and ideas for how to put together your DSD event.
Stay tuned for more information on a special Drone Safety Day presentation of the Full Crew podcast on Saturday morning!
Read more about FAA TRUST, and previous Drone Safety Awareness Weeks:
- FAA Launches Recreational Drone Test: TRUST
- Drones are Now: Industry Leaders Partner to Kick Off FAA National Drone Safety Awareness Week
- Remote ID, Ops Over People; Know the Rules: Today for National Drone Safety Awareness Week!
- Register and Mark Your Drones! Drone Safety Awareness Week
- Public Safety and Public Acceptance: Todays Drone Safety Awareness Week Video!
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 penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. 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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