If you’re a fan of drone technology or a drone pilot yourself, it’s easy to think the tech is mainstream. It’s not.
And it turns out drone owners are just a small sliver of Americans — just 8 percent own a flying drone, according to a December 2017 study from Pew Research Center. Even though many people don’t own drones, almost 60 percent have seen someone operating one.
As of January, more than 1 million people have registered as drone owners with the FAA. That includes both hobbyist