In America today while smartphone and tablet sales are cooling down on the marketplace, where other technologies, such as PC’s, are in full depreciation, in parallel, the drone market is blazing as a wildfire and becomes the new high-tech gear to acquire for your kids, your family and you a situation, this new reality gives us as a nation a new reputation and made America Number One Drones Nation Worldwide!
What is a drone and what is the purpose to own one and buy a license from FAA to become a drone owner-pilot? Those question will be answered in the core of this article. A drone is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and it is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Because of the technical term sound, weird people commonly named a UAV, a drone to make short an simple.
The reason people use used the term drone instead of UAV is referred to the to the early remotely-flown target aircraft used for practice firing of a battleship’s guns, and the term was first used with the 1920s Fairey Queen and 1930’s de Havilland Queen Bee target aircraft. These two were followed in service by the similarly-named Airspeed Queen Wasp and Miles Queen Martinet, before ultimate replacement by the GAF Jindivik.
As the modern an aircraft we known today are small in flown remotely by a customize navigation device design for this specific purpose or simple by any smartphone without a human pilot aboard, with an immense technological capacity to manage date, recording audio & video, analyze data, using motion graphics sensors and beyond the real UAV are the true authentic remotely flown aircraft with physical human being on board as passenger and pilot.
So for the record in the history the term Drone relate early is perfectly with those new electronics flying machine stick perfectly the nature of those engines that blowing up the market as a new trend resource for the shark investors who have seen this emergent mine coming, and the people with creativity who are working day by day work hard to satisfy the exigent customer who ask more and more powerful drone.
As a matter fact from the period of from mid-2016 to end of 2017 drone sales have increased spectacularly and are expected to keep expanding for more several years coming, but the great question is why almost is why?
Why are people buying Drones Massively?
Drones are really a general purpose and multidimensional machine, they been used for two specifics uses: Military and Civilian
For the military side of using drone there not much thing I can say about it because I am not a military expert I will let this part those people who are more qualified than me in this field to give with us a part of their knowledge on this matter at the comment section of this article to animate a discussion about this subject.
However, I can say the starting point of using drones for the military purpose for reassignment, observation and spy the potential enemy with a powerful miniaturization aircraft with applicable technologies by the US Military during the Soviet–Afghan War 1980s for photography and surveillance of the Russian during the cold war period.
In the following next 10 years, military drones became and ultra expensive war machine with high precision for combat on the ground. The turning point that made drones come out of the shadow in happened by accident during the 1990s, with a large interest in UAVs grew within the higher levels of the U.S. military. In the 1990s, the U.S. DoD gave a contract to AAI Corporation along with Israeli company Malat. The U.S. Navy bought the AAI Pioneer UAV that AAI and Malat developed jointly.
The public finally has been granted to see images of those drone fighting on duty in the 1991 Gulf War, because If you were born during the Generation X period you are certainly remembered watching the deployment of US army for the Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) in its combat phase, was during the Gulf Persian War 1, a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
The war was marked by the introduction of live news broadcasts from the front lines of the battle, principally by the US network CNN footage images of UAVs demonstrated the possibility of cheaper, more capable fighting machines, deployable without risk to aircrews. Those drones or UAV’s aircraft, carried armaments, such as the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, that launched AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles.
Ever since the public interest has manifest in favor of electronic flying machine for multiple uses the era of civilian drones begun through this point rapidly!
The propaganda machine of the 2 Gulf Persian War involved the US army combat in two foreign armed conflicts effects, has created a market for producing all king toys, electronic gadgets, movies, books and videos games reproducing the era of those engagement moments.
People who were born in generation Y and Z have fascinating by those ideas and created and commercialize civilian drones for kids as toys, flying above 10 to 20 feet high for couple minutes, then the industry has shifted for bigger drones capable of more capacity and high range of possibilities drones expanded to multi-million dollars industry.
Civilian drones become a hobby and a passion for the millennial generation who grew on the era of the Internet, on the expansion high-tech gears and the technologic revolution such as smart computers, smart devices, and smartphones, this generation use social media and self-entertainment
When this generation started putting their personal touch on the science of creating drones, to make and made America Number One Drone Nation Worldwide!
The new generation of drones creator brain those machines close to our civilian reality, the add new utilities to their uses, by installing all available technologic innovation inside of them. Drones are becoming actually, tools and an entertainment for the everyday life of human society.
Drones are graduate from the elitist restricted machines for military used only to becomes a democratic equipment for civilian virtue such as biologic research, photography exploration, meteorology data analytic, for some humanitarian mission of food and medicine distribution on hostile territory, for video graphics and cinematographic delicate work, self-entertainment, outdoor adventure and the list goes beyond.
Today more than 2.1 million has been so far sold on the American market, with almost 800,000 U.S. drone owners have registered to fly in 15 months. The drone market will grow 18.32 percent within five years, according to new market research. “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drones Market by Type,” a report published by MarketsandMarkets, predicts drones sell in the US will grow from $17.82 Billion this year to $48.88 B by 2023.
— The FAA (@FAANews) August 2, 2016
More the that World Drone Market will estimate nearing $127 Billion in 2020, according to Bloomberg Businessweek website, civilian done will be used to verifying insurance claims, agriculture implementation, stopped wildfire in California, delivered packaging rapidly, distributed newspaper at people, stop crimes, broadcasting live event on the media, or guide your for an open house for a real estate deal.
So far American people are the number one drones nation consumer in the world, with 6,000 percent grow projection of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drones by the end of the decade. in a simple word, the number of tasks a drone will able to realize to allow companies and people to become more efficient in their daily activities, is actually quite scary because the United States of America may become a country with more drones in the sky than cars in the streets stocking in a traffic jam In Manhattan city in the great state of New-York.
I ended this article with one question my son asked me to buy for the family a drone that cost almost between $ 500 to $2000 for outdoor adventure, on our regular road trip in the midwest for the purpose of writing article for this blog. But I know the main reason he wants also to use it often for recording videos for his YouTube channel or making music with his friends for the garage band.
Question 1: Does it worth it to put all this morning to buy a drone for self-entertainment uses more often than work?
Question 2: does the using of civilian drones popularity not join a potential menace for public safety in this country?
Please let us know your point of view in the comment section, thanks.