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Drone Collisions: Myths and Reality
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: International Federal Pavilion
Presenter: Bill English
With thousands of unmanned aircraft (drones) now part of the airspace, the risk of midair collision is a major discussion. This presentation reviews NTSB case studies and how they actually turned out: confirmed as a collision, plausible that a drone could have been involved, or busted as something else altogether. Mr. English, who’s been with the NTSB for 20 years, is an Investigator-in-Charge in the Major Investigations Division of the Office of Aviation Safety and serves as the NTSB’s unmanned aircraft program lead.