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More drones now in U.S. skies than airplanes

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 21:46:48-05

It didn't take long for drones to overtake airplanes. The FAA says there are now more registered drones flying the U.S. skies than airplanes that have pilots.

There are now 325,000 registered drones compared to 320,000 registered airplanes.

Authorities worry than sooner or later something bad is going to happen, with the FAA now getting about 100 near-miss reports a month from pilots.

There are regulations covering the operation of remote controlled drones but many feel those rules are too broad and don't do enough to ensure there won't be a potential deadly collision between a drone and an airplane.