Christmas Gifted Drones Are Already Causing Problems
Commercial drones were a popular gift this Christmas, but flying one is harder than it looks, and the results can range from comical to catastrophic.By Matt Picht | December 25, 2014
This Christmas Day, tens of thousands of people unwrapped a big shiny box under the Christmas tree and found their very own personal drone inside. Oh and yes, the horror stories are piling up.
The Federal Aviation Administration still has a blanket ban on commercial drone use, but hobbyist models have really taken off. From cheap $40 mini-drones to thousand-dollar beasts, drones topped many wish lists this Christmas.
Problem is, those gifts often don't come with flying lessons.