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Weather Effects on Drone Flight Dynamics

The Dangers of Wind, Precipitation, Extreme Temperatures and Other Factors that can Cause Catastrophic Loss

The success and profitability of drone use will depend greatly on how many days a year the aircraft can fly safely. As the industry eagerly awaits the FAA’s approval for widespread BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) flights, it must prepare to pay the “weather tax”: a significant reduction in expected income and efficiencies due to unsafe flying conditions.

Drone Weather Paper Final
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