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UAS by the Numbers

A few decades ago, drones were confined to science fiction or notions of the future. Today, unmanned Aircraft Systems, or drones, are rapidly becoming a part of our everyday lives. They are quickly increasing in numbers and complexity. The ways we use drones range from recreation to commercial and military applications.

Here's a snapshot of the current state of drones in the United States:

  • 868,012 Drones Registered
    • 339,998 Commercial Drones Registered
    • 524,427 Recreational Drones Registered
    • 3,587 Paper Registrations
  • 253,271 Remote Pilots Certified
  • 150,865 TRUST completion certificates issued by test administrators
  • UAS Quarterly Activity Reports

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