This will be my last entry for this blog. I really wanted to follow adoption of ADS-B in the US through to its Jan. 1, 2020 deadline, so that’s what I did. I’m glad I stuck with it, and I sincerely hope the effort I invested in making this information available to the public made a difference, helped people stay informed and make good choices. That was my goal anyway…

But now it’s time to move on to other endeavors. One of my current passions is commercial (Part 107) drone operations. Those familiar with this topic already know about Jonathan Rupprecht (a shout out to Jonathan for the his excellent work in this space!). I have no intention to compete with Jonathan in any way. But I do want to follow trends and developments not only in the technology (which is really my primary interest), but also in the use cases that are being explored, and associated regulatory and social considerations.

Drones come in many shapes and sizes, as do the commercial requirements that will embrace drone technologies. And as we all know, both requirements and technologies are evolving really fast. I’ll be doing monthly surveys of these developments and will report my findings on a new web site. Also, as those that visited this website know, drones will be sharing our airspace. That said, air traffic safety is of paramount importance and will be addressed in my blog as well. I believe we have only begun to see what’s possible with respect to drones being used for good and evil. Let’s hope the vast majority of drone operators are law abiding, responsible, and well-trained pilots. The occasional bad actor will always be a news story, but my goal is to not dwell on these events.

So, on to my new adventure. And thanks for visiting my site these many years! See you around…

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