Drone: the unmanned aircraft that revolutionized aerial video

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An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone and also referred to as an unpiloted aerial vehicle and a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.

What is a drone

ICAO classify unmanned aircraft into two types under Circular 328 AN/190: Autonomous aircraft currently considered unsuitable for regulation due to legal and liability issues Remotely piloted aircraft subject to civil regulation under ICAO and under the relevant national aviation authority.

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There are many different names for these aircraft. They are UAV (unpiloted aerial vehicle), RPAS (remote piloted aircraft systems) and model aircraft.

It has also become popular to refer to them as drones. Their flight is controlled either autonomously by onboard computers or by the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle.


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