Drone–helicopter encounters are on the rise, with seven reported collisions in the past five years, one of which led to serious injuries.
Drone and helicopter pilots both share responsibility for avoiding these accidents. Each pilot likely holds a preconceived understanding of the other’s location and operations, but without verifying that understanding, collisions will continue to climb.
Join us Jan. 26 at 4 pm eastern (UTC-5) for an HAI@Work webinar focusing on the risks of drone–helicopter collisions and what leads to the most common incidents. FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) aviation safety analyst John Meehan will offer examples of such collisions, including one scary near-miss. He’ll share what causes these events and how pilots of both aircraft can increase their understanding and awareness to avoid them.
John Meehan is an aviation safety analyst for the FAASTeam. He provides technical support, subject matter expertise, and uncrewed aircraft system (UAS)–related support to the general aviation UAS flying public. He also provides UAS-specific training and support to FAA FSDOs, FAASTeam program managers, and other FAA lines of business. He is a licensed helicopter, fixed-wing, and drone pilot.
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