Skip to page content

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 way we use drones ranges from recreation to commercial and military applications.

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

  • 1,509,617 Drones Registered
    • 420,340 Commercial Drones Registered
    • 1,085,392 Recreational Drones Registered
  • 160,748 Remote Pilots Certified

Page last modified:

This page was originally published at: https://www.faa.gov/uas/resources/by_the_numbers/