Over the Labor Day Weekend, Bloomberg posted an article that talks about how the drone bubble has burst, wiped out startups, and hammered venture capital firms. Since the start of the decade, many millions of dollars have been generously poured into the unmanned aircraft industry and even though drone applications are still expected to impact a wide variety of businesses, ‘for now, all that over-heated enthusiasm is getting a cold blast of reality.’
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On November 14th, 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration publicly released a database with non-identifiable information of every drone registration up to October 31, 2017. Dan Gettinger and Arthur Holland Michel at the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College have published a preliminary but detailed analysis of the FAA registration information. They confirm some things that we already knew, such as DJI being the undisputed leader in the drone market as well as some surprising insights. The information released by the FAA shows registrations geographically for both hobbyist and non-hobbyist segments of the drone market.