Drone Detection and Management


Three and one half million. This is the number of drones in the United States as estimated by the Federal Aviation Administration by the year 2021. This number tripling the current recreational population estimate of 1.1 Million, also projected by the FAA. For a sense of the sheer magnitude that is this population, compare it to some of the well-known raptors found across North America. At 2.3 Million estimated individuals, Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) are the most numerous on our list, with Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) and Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) making up the rest of our tally with 500,000, 300,000 and 250,000 estimated individuals respectively. Adding up these estimates into a combined total gives us 3.35 Million estimated raptors. A full 200,000 individuals shy of the FAAs drone estimate. Of course, not all of those drones will be in the air at the same time, but we can probably assume at least 15% of them can be airborne at some point during an average day. That means that currently, an estimated 165,000 drones could be airborne at some point on the day you are reading this article.






What does a significant increase in drone use mean for your facility? Increase presence around airports, invasions of privacy, security risks, the list goes on and on. In today’s ultra modern, highspeed atmosphere, the ability to adequately secure an area is more difficult than ever, and one common breach of security is through the use of drones. Now, the word Security may evoke thoughts of people in uniform physically securing an event, such as a sporting match or VIP event in a city center, but it can also mean a private residence, where an average homeowner may want to make sure that no one is spying on them and theirs by unscrupulous folks down the street. Whatever the case may be, the ability to unequivocally know that any area of interest is secure is a necessary evil in todays world.


Using the latest drone detection techniques and technology, Loomacres will set up monitoring both at your location and within five miles; which may include scenic lakes, college campuses, famous buildings or structures, sporting events, concerts, VIP security etc.,


Loomacres can provide you organization with the following Drone Mitigation Services;


  Drone Hazard Management Plan Development
  Drone Monitoring and Surveys
  Identify Potential Drone Hot Spots
  Drone and Owner Identification
  Done Hazard Assessments



Drones are a newly introduced, but permanent fixture in today’s tech-filled environments, and as such, the extent of the threat they can pose to aviation are still uncertain. For anyone interested in learning more about drone detection, you can contact Loomacres today for more information.


  Drone Numbers are Expanding by Leaps and Bounds    
  .....Artificial Drones will Outnumber Canada Geese in only a few short years    
  Drones pose a very real risk to aviation    
  .....Instead of Flesh and Feathers, Plastic and Steel    
  Drone Detection is a very real and very viable resource    
  .....You can’t mitigate drones if you can’t find drones    
  Look for Drones like you would Birds    
  .....Look for “Human attractants” rather than avian attractants    
  Don’t Shoot Down Drones    

.....Call us instead!

.....Please, Refer all drone incidents to the proper authorities


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Drone Threats