Topic: sUAS Traffic within the National Airspace System
Topic: Compliance and Exceedances of 14 CFR 107 Operational Limitations
Topic: Near Aerodrome sUAS Operations & Encounter Risks with Manned Air Traffic
Topic: Forecasting Industry Growth & Potential Advanced Air Mobility Implications
Description: Displays a chart showing flights by maximum height (altitude or AGL) by year.
Interpretation: 81.2% of the flights were below the FAA-prescribed maximum height (AGL) of 400 feet. A slightly smaller percentage of flights (16.2% vs. 19.2%) were above the maximum height of 400 feet in 2022 than in 2021.
Description: Displays a scatterplot of the data showing date vs. time. Note that this chart only analyzes drone flights, not pilot or home locations.
Interpretation: The majority of flights occurred during the day and/or civil twilight. Of the flights occurring at night, most occurred between the end of civil twilight in the evening and midnight than occurred between midnight and the beginning of civil twilight in the morning.
Only one drone was flying during most date/times (with minute resolution). There was not any contiguous period during which multiple drones were flying (as might be seen, for example, in the evening of July 4).
A: The greatest volume of data is track data relating to drones and manned aircraft. This often comes from “counter UAS” sensors, such as the DJI Aeroscope. We also incorporate a variety of other data sources such as land use, weather, time of day, and various GIS layers relating to critical infrastructure and other points of interest.
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