This is a major development in the use of drones.
Pilots like to fly planes — big planes. So when the Civil Air Patrol has taken steps to integrate the use of drones into their operations, that is big news!
Check out this story, Civil Air Patrol Begins Deploying Small Drones for Search and Rescue.
Their regular use of drones will help institutionalize the use of drones for search and rescue across the board in public agencies also tasked with SAR missions.