Real-time wildfire location data seeks to reduce drone disruptions

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Real-time wildfire location data seeks to reduce drone disruptions

Rising popularity in drones having adverse effect on firefighting operations
The government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft over restricted airspace, such as wildfires. Drones, growing in popularly among hobbyists, pose a heightened risk to air operations in fire-suppression efforts, because the small aircraft could cause collisions with tankers that drop fire retardant just a few hundred feet from the ground.

Real-time wildfire location data seeks to reduce drone disruptions

The government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft over restricted airspace, such as wildfires. Drones, growing in popularly among hobbyists, pose a heightened risk to air operations in fire-suppression efforts, because the small aircraft could cause collisions with tankers that drop fire retardant just a few hundred feet from the ground.
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