What to do about airports' soaring drone problem

Pilots have reported more than 700 close calls

WASHINGTON, D.C. - There’s a new danger in the sky. Pilots have contacted local law enforcement about it, some have reported taking evasive action and the number of sightings each month is rising.

What are pilots so worried about? UFOs? Nope. It’s remote-controlled drones.

A Federal Aviation Administration database shows hundreds of pilots reporting close calls near airports. 

A new breed of recreational users is buying up high-performance drones for under $1,000 and flying them simply by following an instruction manual. 

What are airport administrators saying about the problem, and what's being done? Click on "What to do about airports' soaring drone problem" to read more.

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