Airprox Reality Check: There is No Proof a Drone Has Ever Flown Too Near an Aircraft in the U.K.
Despite headlines to the contrary, the group Airprox Reality Check finds that there is absolutely no proof that drones are flying too close to manned aircraft in the U.K.
Airprox Reality Check (ARC) “was formed as a response to the misrecording of drone airproxes in the UK, and the resulting economic and societal damage this is causing,” says the group’s website. Like DJI and other stakeholders in the drone industry, Airprox Reality Check is searching for real, verifiable data on drone incidents – something that proves extremely difficult to find.
“The vast majority of drone airprox reports are simply a pilot reporting that he/she saw something: an eyewitness account. There…