An interesting article we came across today research has been released by UK distributor DronesDirect. Among the headlines are the fact that the age group most likely to own a drone is the 55+ category.
We all know that drones are transforming industries. But, if recent research is to be believed, there’s no arguing that the technology is also helping to break age-related stereotypes. One of the most common is that the older you get, the more tech-phobic you become. For some reason, drone pilots are bucking that trend.
The article states that the majority of drone users in the UK (31%) are aged 55 and over, compared to just 10% of users in the 18-24 category. Those aged 45-54 are the age group that is next most likely to own a drone (28%), while just 12% of 25-34 year-olds are drone pilots. One in five 35-44 year olds say they own a drone.
Main points of the report
- Most drone users (68%) use their drone for entertainment purposes (e.g. flying in the park etc).
- 63% use their drone for videography.
- 60% of drone users cite photography as one of their hobbies.
- 70% of drone users have used the technology to capture amateur photography and videos.
- The vast majority (80%) of drone users in the UK are aware of the Dronesafe.uk “Drone Code” rules and regulations.
- 47% of users say they always abide by the Information Commissioner’s Office guidelines on drone usage.
- 40% of drone users are aware that their photography and video footage is subject to the Data Protection Act.
- The majority of drone users (65%) would be willing to have their device electronically registered.
- 61% of people think the introduction of a drone flying safety exam would increase safe usage.
- Nearly half of consumers (49%) would use a drone delivery service in the future
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