Drone owners in Broome County will have an opportunity to learn about safety issues and other concerns at an informational meeting to be held in Binghamton.

The session is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Broome County Public Library at 185 Court Street.

County aviation commissioner David Hickling will make a presentation on how drone operators can take steps to prevent collisions with passenger aircraft.

The public meeting will focus on the safety of "unmanned aerial vehicles." Millions of drones have been sold to civilians over the past few years and the devices are expected to become more popular in the future.

Federal regulators have put forward recommendations regarding drone use and the FAA is expected to issue more guidelines in the future.

The agency reports that nearly 300,000 drone owners registered their aircraft in the first 30 days that online registration was offered.

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