FAA’s report of “possible encounters” with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) provides a comprehensive view of a growing—and difficult to fix—aviation safety problem. The list released by FAA Aug. 21 details the hundreds of incidents in which pilots, air traffic controllers and the public reported spotting unauthorized UAVs between Nov. 2014 and Aug. 20, 2015. Most of the sightings are of small UAVs, and evasive action was seldom required by airliners to avoid the ...

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